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  • Celebrating the roots of Powhatan School with a Blue Ridge Country Day Reunion

    September 24, 2016 was a memorable night for a special group of Powhatan alumni and, the staff who organized it! Over 50 attendees from the very beginnings of Powhatan, the Blue Ridge Country Day School,  came together to take a walk down memory lane, sharing their history and memories along…

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    Fall Open House & Shadow Day: Nov. 4

    We encourage prospective families to spend a school day with us through our Open House & Shadow Day programs. Students are immersed in the classroom for a day with their peers, while parents visit with administrators, teachers and students through a variety of programs. The Shadow Day option is available for students in grades 2-6.

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    Kindergarten & First Grade Field Trip

    Kindergarten & first grade took a field trip to Blandy Farm this week. Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. Watch the video below to find out more: This is a special…

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  • Evolving Traditions

    From The Powhatan Shop to Rummage Sale George Bernard Shaw once said, “Tradition is a lantern. The foolish hold onto it, the clever allow it to light the way.” The tradition of community service and philanthropy has been lighting the way for Powhatan School since it was founded in 1948.…

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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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    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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  • 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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  • Mary B. Porterfield Award goes to 3rd grade teacher, Ryan Gilpin

    The Mary B. Porterfield Fund was established as an endowment in 2003 to support continuing education for Powhatan’s teachers in the fields of mathematics and technology.  The Fund was created and named in her memory upon her death in 2003.  Mrs. Porterfield was the mother of three Powhatan students, Susan…

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    Summer Series: Top-10 Blog Posts of the 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 the great things happening in our classrooms. The blog was split into 3 different sections, including a podcast series from the Head of School to…

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    Summer Series: Top-12 YouTube Videos!

    We hit a major milestone back in February of 2016 as the Powhatan School YouTube page hit 50,000 lifetime views. This year alone the school channel received 18,367 views for 26,234 minutes of video watched. All of these statistics made us curious, so we dug a little deeper to see…

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