• ERB Scores: Top 90th Percentile in Reading, Math & Vocabulary

    The annual release of ERB data shows average scores from the 2015 graduating class were outstanding. The class median score came in at 98th percentile nationally on vocabulary scores, 97th percentile in Reading Comprehension and 97th percentile in Math. This exemplary news is revealed as Powhatan School released assessment results in the…

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  • First Grade Science: Life Cycle Of The Monarch Butterfly

    First grade spent an afternoon out on the Crocker Conservancy for their science lesson. Students are exploring life cycles and specifically have been looking in depth at the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. “Last Friday we went out on the nature trail and hiked up to the Wildflower Meadow…

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  • Upper School Retreat 2015

    One of the oldest and most enduring traditions at Powhatan is the Upper School Retreat. A wonderful event that encourages teamwork and collaboration through two days worth of fun and sometimes challenging events, it is an experience that bonds classmates and teachers alike. “It sets the tone for the year,”…

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  • A Visit To The Lower School Science Lab

    It may only be the first full week of school, but the fifth grade has already been visiting the Lower School Science Lab twice a week with Mrs. Coutts. In conjunction with lead teacher, Mrs. Kesler, the team has been exploring the movement of both air and water as different…

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  • Join Us: Writer’s Workshop with Matt de la Peña

    Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 26th for Writer’s Workshop as Matt de la Peña shares his craft with fellow writers in fourth grade and up. The Saturday workshop is open to both Powhatan students and alumni and to students in the community. Mr. de la Peña will be on…

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  • Faculty Art Project On Display

    Did you know that both faculty members in the art department are professional artists? We caught a glimpse of an installation that Mrs. Garrity created over the summer that is powerful. We caught up with her before the finished work was delivered to Montreat, N.C. Be sure to watch the…

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  • Back To School (2015)

    Welcome back as we begin the 67th year of education here at Powhatan School! Enjoy a welcome back message from Mrs. Scarborough, Head of School, on the First Day of School:

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  • Rest in Peace, Donald E.W. Niemann

    Dear Powhatan Community, It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of beloved Headmaster Donald E. W. Niemann, who passed away on July 25, 2015 at the age of 90. Don was Headmaster of Powhatan School from 1963-1982, and his impact on our school curriculum, culture and spirit…

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  • Save The Date: Visiting Author Matt de la Peña

    The Lindsey Library is excited to announce that Matt de la Peña will be the Visiting Author this Fall! Please save the date for Saturday, Sept. 26, for the Writer’s Workshop as he shares his craft with fellow writers in fourth grade and up. The Saturday workshop is open to…

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  • Top-10 Powhatan Pulse Blog Posts

    In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our…

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  • Thank You Camp Counselors

    Meet a few of our alumni who returned to Powhatan this summer to assist with camp…

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  • Top-10 School Videos 2014-15

    TOP-10 VIDEOS SERIES: We are revisiting the 2014-15 school year by counting down the Top-10 classroom videos from our YouTube page. Each year we compile a “Top-10” list of the most popular videos from our YouTube page. In the time period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, our…

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