Powhatan School

Powhatan School serves 248 students in grades Prekindergarten-8 and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS).
The student:teacher of Powhatan School is 8:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1948

Student Body

Total Students248 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Powhatan School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1330
Average ACT score30
Average Percentile SSAT90%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(We have a dress code, not a uniform. )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,200
Admissions DirectorMr. Hatfield
Endowment Size$4 million


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,

School Notes

  • We learn not for school, but for life. 
  • Powhatan School believes that successful education creates lifelong learners who use their knowledge, creativity, and skills to be confident students in an ever-changing world. Learning should be active, authentic, immersive, and purposeful; deeper through interdisciplinary thinking, technical acuity, collaboration, and inquiry-based learning. We do this within the nurturing Pk-8 small school model. 
  • Established in 1948, Powhatan School is an independent K-8 Day School accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is a member of both the National Association of Independent Schools. Powhatan School opened the 2017-18 school year today with an enrollment of 247 students. Powhatan serves families in Clarke County, Frederick County, Western Loudoun County, Warren County, Winchester City and the panhandle of West Virginia.
  • Powhatan is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and holds memberships with the Elementary School Center, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the Virginia Math League, the Educational Records Bureau, and the National Science Teachers Association.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Powhatan School is Grafton-elm Street Campus (6.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Winchester Montessori School (4.3 miles away)
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