• 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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  • Thirty years later….Powhatan thrives!

    February 26, 1988. The stunning wooden farmhouse deeded to the Blue Ridge Country Day School in 1957 by the Crocker family burned to the ground in mere hours. Miraculously no one was in the building at the time, but the main schoolhouse was a complete loss. Faculty, students, parents and…

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  • Spring 2018 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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  • 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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