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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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  • 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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  • Celebrating Major Milestones!

    Maya Angelou once said “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” We are excited to announce that the generosity of many Powhatan parents, grandparents, alumni and faculty has propelled our Curiosity Ignited! Capital Campaign for STEM over the $1,000,000 mark! This is a major milestone that we…

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  • Welcome to our Newsletter!

    Welcome to our monthly newsletter! We hope this will provide you with a glimpse inside our school throughout the year. Frequency: You will receive our newsletter twice a month. Look for it in your inbox on the first and third Saturday of the month. Information: We’ve heard from parents that…

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  • Artist in Residence – Powhatan Alumna Catherine Peek

    Powhatan Alumna and land art specialist Catherine Peek began her Artist-in-Residence program with Powhatan students this week! Ms. Peek attended Monday gathering and provided the students with some background about what land art is, how it is different from landscape architecture and the importance of form in land art. She…

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  • The Powhatan Spirit

    On a dark, winter morning in 1988, former Headmaster Billy Peebles did what he always did – arrived at school around 6:00 am to get a jumpstart on the day. This February 26, however, would turn out to be anything but normal. Mr. Peebles entered the back door of the…

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