• Starting the year off on the right foot: 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 bonds classmates and teachers alike and is one of the important milestones…

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  • 2016 High School Graduate Survey

    The Class of 2012 has just graduated from high school and are currently enjoying the first semester in college. Before they left, we caught up with them to complete the latest graduate survey. View the infographic attached to see the survey results in full. “When we get this information from…

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  • Class of 2012: Off to College

    The faculty, staff and entire Powhatan community wish you the very best! The Powhatan School Class of 2012 will continue their education this fall at the following Colleges & Universities: Beloit College Carnegie Mellon University College of William and Mary* Drexel University Ferrum College Geroge Mason University Hampshire College LFCC…

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  • Congratulations to the 2016-17 POST/RAIL Captains!

    Congratulations to the 2016-17 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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  • Challenge Activities: Reflections on Upper School Retreat

    We caught up with three teachers to get an idea of what their favorite Challenge Activities were at Upper School Retreat:      

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  • Thank You!

    Thank you for submitting the application for admission. Our admissions team will be in touch shortly to schedule your child’s on-campus assessment and to assist you with any supporting documentation needed. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. To help get you started, we’ve outlined…

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  • 3 helpful tips as you start your Independent School search (high school)

    Let’s face it, it has been a while since you went through the Kindergarten assessment. With that in mind, this summer we visited with the admissions team at Foxcroft School to talk about the school search process…

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  • Heat & Weather: A challenging real world example

      Fifth graders are beginning the year in science with a study of extreme weather. The focus is hurricanes, and students will be watching the weather news to report on actual hurricane activity around the world. To build understanding of the complex concepts underlying weather, we started with the question…

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  • September Letter: Explore the MakerSpace

    Powhatan is opening a new MakerSpace this year. It will be a place where students can tinker, explore ideas, design creations, take a risk and learn from mistakes. It can be used by all ages and will embrace all subject areas. It will be a place where faculty and students alike can take a risk, nurture a passion, build and expand upon a unit or concept and freely open minds to new possibilities.

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  • ImPACT Concussion Testing: Real World Math in the Classroom

    This morning Upper School students took the ImPACT concussion test to establish individual baselines to be used in the future with suspected head injuries. Powhatan is one of a very few middle schools in the region participating in the testing with student-athletes. The Athletic Department would like to extend a…

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  • Bridging the Past, Present and Future at Powhatan School

    In 1969 during the tenure of Headmaster Donald Niemann, what was known as the “Round Building” was constructed and dedicated as a library, classroom space and auditorium. After fire destroyed the old house in 1988, our school was blessed to receive a transformative gift from Mrs. Betty Lindsey, in memory…

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  • Welcome Back: First Day of School!

    Welcome back as we begin the 68th year of education here at Powhatan School! Enjoy a welcome back message from Mrs. Scarborough, Head of School, on the First Day of School: Established in 1948, Powhatan School is an independent PK-8 Day School accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools…

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