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Notes for Prospective Students
The Potomac School mission is to foster each student's intellectual
development, love of learning, and strength of character within an
inclusive community distinguished by a spirit of support and
We encourage students to become independent thinkers and
The School's richly varied curriculum draws students
beyond a mastery of fundamental skills toward the rewards in
inquiry, initiative and reflection.
Believing that aesthetic and
physical development are essential to an education, we offer
students opportunities to excel in art and music classes, on stage,
and on the athletic fields.
We strive for diversity in the
conviction that a learning community is intellectually and morally
strengthened when many different voices, viewpoints and backgrounds
We expect students to act with kindness, civility, and
generosity of spirit, and, in our daily activities, we find
opportunities to foster their integrity of character and civic
More than mere tolerance, this standard calls students
to act with compassion for others and to reach beyond the school in
service to the community.
As we prepare students for a rapidly
changing and demanding society, we encourage them to reflect on the
beauty that surrounds them and to enjoy the company of their
friends and the many traditions celebrated at school.