• 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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  • 2018 Top-10 Videos (#2 & #3)

    Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #2 & #3 videos!   3.  Survival Trip 2017 The annual sixth grade Survival Trip is a cross-curricular effort between the English Department and the Science Department. The…

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  • Fall Admissions Open House: December 7, 2018

    We learn not for school, but for life.   Welcome to Powhatan School! We invite you to visit and experience a day at Powhatan School! Join us and learn about our innovative literature-based curriculum, small classes, the NEAL program, our STEM initiatives, foreign languages and so much more! Teachers will…

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  • 2018 Top-10 Videos (#4 & #5)

        Tune in all week as we rank the Top-10 most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #4 & #5 videos!   5.  Chapel Talk One of the long-standing traditions at Powhatan is the eighth grade Chapel Talk. Each eighth grader gets up…

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  • 2018 Top-10 Videos (#6, #7 & #8)

    Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel. Today we unveil the #6, #7 & #8 videos in our countdown.   8.  Macbeth The annual Shakespeare Play has been a cornerstone of the eighth grade experience at Powhatan…

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