The Potomac School

1301 Potomac School Rd
Mc Lean, VA 22101-0221
Tel: (703)749-6391
Grades: K - 12 | 1024 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 challenge.
We encourage students to become independent thinkers and learners.
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 are present.
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 conscience.
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 1024 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 36%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Potomac School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 117 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Potomac School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Potomac School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St John Academy (0.9 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mc Lean
    Grades: K-12 | 875 students
    0.2 miles
    1301 Potomac School Road
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
    (703)356-4100
    0.2K-12
    875
  • Mc Lean
    Country Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 265 students
    0.7 miles
    6418 Georgetown Pike
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
    (703)356-4282
    0.7K
    265
  • Mclean
     St John Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 276 students
    0.9 miles
    6422 Linway Ter
    Mclean, VA 22101
    (703)356-7554
    0.9PK-8
    276
  • Mc Lean
    Grades: PK-6 | 225 students
    1.1 miles
    1711 Kirby Road
    Mc Lean, VA 22101
    (703)790-1049
    1.1PK-6
    225
  • Mclean
    Grades: PK-2 | 21 students
    1.2 miles
    Po Box 1114
    Mclean, VA 22101
    (703)725-1823
    1.2PK-2
    21

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