We learn not for school, but for life.

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

– Albert Einstein

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Curiosity Ignited Capital Campaign

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“Powhatan is the academic leader of today because of the vision and generosity of our founding families.
Our STEM campaign will build upon this strong foundation and continue to inspire learning for our current and future students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Truly, this initiative embodies the enduring Powhatan spirit of ‘learning not for school but for life.”

– Sue Scarborough, Head of School

Powhatan Alumni

Here is a partial list of where some of our most recent graduates have continued their careers at the collegiate level:

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Johns Hopkins CTY Test
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The Geometry of Field Day


Fifth Grade: Measurement

News and Events

Each summer we look back at the most popular blog posts and videos from the past school year. Top-10 Videos This past winter we hit a major milestone, eclipsing 300,000 total views on our school YouTube Page, with 334,379 views to be exact. This week we will start with our...
Spring Admissions Mini-Open House (4/14/2019) -
Join us in the Makerspace as we explore how we create amazing learning opportunities for students focused on problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Learn how we personalize your child's education, utilizing a highly personalized approach to differentiation in both Math and Language Arts...
After the Burn: Checking in on the Wildflower Meadow (7/17/2019) -
With a full mug of coffee in hand we took Mr. Holgate, the new Upper School Director, out to the Crocker Conservancy this morning. We hiked up the nature trail to check in on the wildflower meadow. Curious to see the effects of the controlled burn from last December, it...
July Letter – Introducing the new Campus Directors (7/10/2019) -
Dear Parents, This morning I had the opportunity to spend some time with Caitlin Gosnell and Darren Holgate, our two new academic leaders at Powhatan. They have both already recognized the engaging and unique learning community that we are all so fortunate to be a part of each day and...