• Learning should be fun!

    Working together in small groups, students created their own volcanic eruptions combining baking soda and vinegar in the test pan. Using homemade…

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  • 2018 Visiting Author: Laurel Snyder

    We are excited to have Laurel Snyder on campus this Friday as our Visiting Author. She will be visiting both Lower School and Upper School classrooms throughout the day. She will be working with students to promote an understanding of literary careers, build a repertoire of literary knowledge and promote…

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  • Batik Art: Celebrating the International Day of Peace

    Powhatan School is celebrating the International Day of Peace (September 21st) through an all-school art project. Each student at every grade level is creating their own Peace Flag using a process called Batiking. The Batik art process is fascinating. Students plan and sketch their piece on paper. Using a resist,…

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  • Field Trip Fun: Blandy Farm

    Kindergarten and first grade spent their morning at Blandy Experimental Farm. Request Information Blandy is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. We love Blandy Farm! Granted, Blandy Farm is only 3.7 miles from campus, but…

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  • Class of 2014: Off to College

    College of William and Mary, UPenn, University of Oxford (UK), NYU, Virginia Tech…

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  • Upper School Retreat: Setting the Tone for the Year

    One of the oldest and most enduring traditions, Powhatan held it’s 37th Upper School Retreat at Camp Rim Rock in West Virginia. 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…

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  • 2018-19 POST/RAIL Captains Announced

    Congratulations to the 2018-19 POST/RAIL Captains! POST/RAIL Captains are selected each year during Upper School Retreat. Applicants are required to make a presentation in front of all Upper School students as selections are made. Rail students in Upper School then vote for Rail captains, and Post students in Upper School…

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  • Kindergarten explores the Nature Trail

    Kindergarten explores the Nature Trail Both Kindergarten classes took a brief hike along the Nature Trail this afternoon. Kindergarteners used their senses to explore during their visit to the Crocker Conservancy. The first few days of school are great for building community and instilling a love of learning, so a…

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  • Welcome Back Message (2018)

    A Powhatan Day! On Wednesday, August 22, Powhatan School faculty and staff welcomed students and parents to campus for the 2018-2019 school year! As in tradition, the morning began together as an entire school community with an All-School Gathering on Ibit’s Courtyard. Enjoy this welcome back message video from Mrs.…

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  • Faculty Recognized For Excellence in STEM Related Areas

    Mrs. Miller received the Mary B. Porterfield Award for Continuing Education in Mathematics and Technology. (photo: Cathy Barr) Professional Development is the lifeblood of our practice. It rejuvenates our teaching, energizes our students’ learning and most importantly supports Powhatan’s mission of “learning for life”. This morning, as is our tradition,…

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  • Top-25 Most Popular Blog Posts from the 2017-18 School Year

    In August of 2014 we launched the Powhatan Pulse: A School Blog. The purpose was to strengthen our online communication with parents and to highlight a few of the great things happening in our classrooms. Each year we look back over the analytics of the blog to find the twenty-five…

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  • What was the #1 video on our countdown?

    The most popular video this year highlight’s the annual Upper School Retreat. 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…

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