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  • Clare Ferrell Early Childhood Speaker Series: “The Importance of Play for Pre-School and Primary Aged Children”

    DOROTHY SLUSS, RETIRED COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY FOR PRE-SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN Dr. Dorothy J. Sluss will speak on her passion of early childhood education and the importance of play for pre-school and primary school aged children on Friday, November 2,…

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  • Powhatan Welcomes VAIS Visiting Accreditation Team

    The Powhatan School community welcomed the Visiting Accreditation Team of school administrators and faculty from the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) to campus this week. The team has been on campus from Sunday through Tuesday, as part of our five-year accreditation visit. POWHATAN WELCOMES VAIS VISITING ACCREDITATION TEAM Powhatan,…

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  • Hour of Code: Fun Facts

    Powhatan had a great global Hour of Code event last week. We had tons of cool projects going on at every grade level to complement Powhatan’s computer science curriculum. Learn more in the video below:  Hour of Code: Fun Facts – Powhatan students coded for a combined total average of…

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  • Annual Fourth Grade Conservation Day

    The Piedmont Environmental Council and Powhatan School teamed up to host the annual Conservation Day for all fourth graders in Clarke County on Thursday, September 28th. More than 160 fourth graders from D.G. Cooley, Boyce Elementary, and Powhatan School attended the program themed “Habitats.” Thank you to Ms. Cathy Barr…

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  • 2018 Visiting Author: Laurel Snyder

    We are excited to have Laurel Snyder on campus this Friday as our Visiting Author. She will be visiting both Lower School and Upper School classrooms throughout the day. She will be working with students to promote an understanding of literary careers, build a repertoire of literary knowledge and promote…

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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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  • 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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  • Navigating the Admissions Process (2018-19)

    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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    Each summer we look back at the most popular blog posts and videos from the past school year. Top-10 Videos This past June we hit a major milestone, eclipsing 250,000 total views on our school YouTube Page. In the lifetime of the page, we’ve now received roughly 257,881 views. We…

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  • Spring 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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  • 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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