• 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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  • 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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