• Lead Learners: We learn not for school, but for life

    Here at Powhatan we believe education should inspire passion, curiosity, and creativity. We believe learning should be active, authentic, immersive, and purposeful. We do this through interdisciplinary thinking, technical acuity, collaboration, and inquiry-based learning. In order to continue to challenge and engage our students we believe that professional development is…

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  • Screen Printing Fun

    The entire fourth grade is exploring printmaking in Art Class. “Each student in fourth grade designed their own screen. They had the option to bring in fabric items on which to print. The method that we used was to cut designs into and block out the screen with sticky vinyl…

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  • Spring Admissions Open House

    Powhatan students LOVE a challenge! We have an accelerated curriculum that provides a rigorous, yet developmentally appropriate, approach to the traditional subjects in English, math, social studies, and science. Our aim of educating the whole child includes character development, social and emotional growth and an inclusion of plenty of extras. Art, music, drama, outdoor…

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  • Virtual Reality Math: Creativity, Challenge & Collaboration

    “We’re studying graphing in Pre-Algebra,” says Ms. Walzak, an Upper School math teacher. “I wanted to take a pretty dry topic and make it more engaging and challenging for the kids. So I teamed up with our technology specialist, Mrs. Miller to create a fun project using virtual reality.” Project…

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  • Virtual Reality Challenge

    In seventh grade earth science we used co-spaces web technology and virtual reality glasses to design and explore a realistic Mars colony. Co-spaces is a website that empowers students to become creators and prepare them for the future by immersing them into a world where they can create anything in…

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  • Real-world connections enhance learning

    Throughout our curriculum at Powhatan, teachers often bring in experts in various fields to spark enthusiasm, inspire students to think beyond the classroom, and show that we truly do learn not for school, but for life. Today’s expert added a powerful real-world connection to our physics of flight unit in…

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  • Cross-Curricular Fun: Egyptian Canopic Jars

    Fifth grade is currently studying ancient Egypt. Much of the fifth grade art curriculum is cross-curricular in nature, so the students are creating Egyptian canopic jars to complement their unit in social studies: There are many types of cross-curricular projects built into the Powhatan experience. Those projects enhance Deep Learning,…

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  • A Special Thank You!

    A special Powhatan Thank You goes to Mr. Scott Steele and his science class at Wilson Memorial High school in Fishersville, Va. We want to thank him and his students for taking the time to put the geology kits together for us! We have been studying geology in second grade…

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  • Nature Enhanced Approach to Learning (NEAL)

    “We had a few amazing days in February that were perfect for getting out to explore the Crocker Conservancy,” said Mrs. Coutts, Lower School Science Teacher. “When it hit 78 degrees on February 21st, fourth grade went out onto the Crocker Conservancy to check the native shrubs we had planted…

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  • NAVIGATING THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: ROLLING ADMISSIONS

    Mrs. Hobbs took this photo on the Chesapeake Bay field trip. The school search process starts well before applying to any independent school.  As you begin the search to find the best school for your children, you will find various schools designed to meet different needs. After visiting, researching and…

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  • Innovation isn’t just adding new projects

    This year faculty have been discussing innovation and what it looks like in their classroom. This was a theme that surfaced again and again at the Learning and the Brain Conference that the third grade team attended last year. “For me, innovation isn’t just adding new activities or projects, says…

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  • Using technology to tell “The True Story of Balto”

    Each year, the second grade classes read “The True Story of Balto” and then research about Balto and his dog sled team, the towns in Alaska, the people involved, and the diphtheria outbreak…

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