• Exploring the Five C’s

    The winter months are the time of year for visits to campus by families interested in sending their children to Powhatan. This past week we welcomed 30 families to campus during our annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Assessment Days. During those days, Mrs. Scarborough, the Head of School, meets with the…

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  • 1st Annual Mitchell A. and Victoria K. Smith STEM Saturday

    What happens when you mix 64 fourth and fifth grade students, 4 stellar superhero teachers and a series of 4 team building challenges? The first annual Mitchell A. and Victoria K. Smith STEM Saturday at Powhatan School! Thanks to the generosity of past parent Michael Smith, Powhatan hosted 16 student…

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  • Cross-Curricular Learning: Everybody Loves a Dragon Parade

    The Chinese Unit of Study in first grade culminates on Chinese New Year with a dragon parade and Chinese feast, where children sample cuisine. This cross-curricular study allows children to read fiction and non-fiction stories through shared reading and Guided Reading, write stories, study maps, discover plant and animal life,…

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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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  • Join us for the PIT!

    Join us Saturday for the Powhatan Invitational Tournament! Saturday, February 10, 2018     Game #1:    9:00 Boys Powhatan vs. Legacy Christian Game #2:   10:10 Girls Powhatan vs. Legacy Christian Game #3:   11:20 Boys Sacred Heart vs. Front Royal Christian Game #4:   12:30 Girls Sacred Heart vs. Front Royal…

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  • Immigration Feast

    Third grade has been studying immigration as part of our social studies unit this trimester. We focus on past and present immigration ideas and begin by traveling back in time to where millions of immigrants, some of them our ancestors, passed through the Great Hall at Ellis Island. We look…

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  • Author Study: Yes, public speaking starts in Kindergarten

    Pick up any five business magazines at the airport and look for an article touting the “Top 10 skills leaders need in the 21st Century.” Better yet, just google the title and you’ll find thousands of articles. Click on one. Look down the list of each. I can bet you…

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  • An Eighth Grade Tradition: Chapel Talks

    One of the long-standing traditions at Powhatan is the eighth grade Chapel Talk. Each eighth grader gets up in front of the school community and delivers an 8-10 minute presentation about a topic he or she is not only knowledgeable and passionate but also one that the mostly younger audience,…

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  • January Letter: Powhatan History Day Project

    The theme of this year’s competition is “Conflict and Compromise in History”. The over-arching goal of this project is to “provide for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and…

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  • Powhatan School Wins National Marketing Award

    Powhatan School won a 2017 Bronze InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award last week for its school blog in the national competition that recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a website that provides “brilliant ideas and brain food” for private school administrators…

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  • What was your favorite blog post from 2017?

    We asked a few of our teachers to share their favorite posts and tell us why they selected each. Click on the title of each post…

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  • December Letter: The Intersection of Tradition and Innovation

    Dear Parents, Tomorrow is one of my favorite traditions at Powhatan, our annual Carol Sing. Traditions represent a critical piece of Powhatan’s school culture. Traditions and rituals help cement our school’s identity while signaling our school values. Additionally, they are one of the best ways to maintain a healthy school…

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