Powhatan School was established in 1948 by a dedicated group of parents of elementary-aged children who were committed to providing an enriching and rigorous atmosphere for learning. At that time, the school was located just down the road in a small, red schoolhouse in Millwood, Va. Seventy years later Powhatan is a vibrant and bustling hub for students and faculty alike.

I hope you will take some time to discover the many wonderful opportunities that exist here at Powhatan. I encourage you to spend some time here on our website to learn more about the school’s mission, pedagogical approach, and school culture.

This Admissions section serves as your resource for learning more about the inquiry and application process, and is designed to help guide you in your decision-making regarding Powhatan School and independent schools in general. Of course the best way for you to get a sense of the educational opportunities that we provide for families across the region is to visit with us. We can think of no better way for you to get to know us than by spending a morning to explore our dynamic campus.

Admissions Process

Applications for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are due in the Admissions Office by January 31, 2020. We are already taking applications for selected grades for the fall of 2020.

Admission decisions will be mailed no later than March 7, 2020. New student enrollment contracts and deposits are due back by March 30, 2020.

For Pre-Kindergarten (4)

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Schedule a Pre-K assessment day in February with the Office of Admissions.
Online Application

For Kindergarten

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from the preschool teacher or preschool director.
  3. Schedule a kindergarten assessment day in January or early February at Powhatan School.
Online Application

For Grades 1–7

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Submit to Powhatan School the official transcripts and test scores from your child’s current school.  (Release of Student Records Form)
  3. Submit a letter of recommendation from your child’s current teacher.
  4. Schedule an on-campus assessment day at Powhatan School.
Online Application

Admissions Calendar

Application Deadline

Applications for kindergarten through grade eight are due in the Admissions office by January 31, 2020. Applications received after this date will be accepted, but availability will determine the extent of the assessment process.

Parent Tours

Tours for interested parents are scheduled year round by appointment. Please contact the Director of Admissions, Michael A. Hatfield, at mikehatfield@powhatanschool.org or 540-837-1009 in order to schedule a tour. You may also schedule your campus tour online.

Schedule a Tour

Student Visits And Admission Assessments

Pre-K & Kindergarten: Candidates will participate in a morning of simulated kindergarten with other pre-kindergarten age children in January and February. Candidates will be individually assessed during the course of this visit. Assessments after this date will be performed on an individual basis, if space is available.

Grade 1: Candidates will be evaluated on an individual basis during a full-day class visit that will be scheduled between January and February. Assessments after the application deadline will be performed on an individual basis, if space is available.

Grades 2–8: Candidates will be administered grade-level assessments during a full-day class visit that will be scheduled between January and February. Assessments after this date will be performed on an individual basis, if space is available. Official copy of school records must be submitted to the admissions office prior to the assessment date.

Open Houses

Open House & Shadow Day Options: 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. RSVP is required.

Open House: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Register

Financial Aid Application Deadline

In order to be considered for financial aid for the 2020–2021 school year, School and Student Service for Financial Aid must receive your application no later than February 15, 2020. Additionally, the Financial Aid Committee requires that you submit a copy of the application you filed with SSS (PFS Form) and a copy of your 1040 tax return with attachments for the previous year.

Applications received by SSS after this date or applications received without supporting documents may be excluded from being considered for financial aid for the 2020–2021 school year. The entire process is online and information can be found on the Financial Aid page.

Admission And Financial Aid Notification Dates

Admission notifications and financial aid decisions will be mailed no later than March 7, 2020. New student enrollment contracts and deposits are due back by March 30, 2020.

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