An Independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, D.C.

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The Potomac School community remembers Assistant Head of School Bill Cook with affection and respect. The memorial service will be held at the school on Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 am EST. Those unable to attend in person can click here to stream the service.

Mr. Cook joined the Potomac community in 1987 as a teacher and coach. He later served in a number of administrative leadership roles, including dean of students, academic dean, interim division head, and assistant head of school, all the while maintaining a presence in the classroom.

Mr. Cook loved teaching and learning. He cared deeply about his students and colleagues, and he invested his time and considerable talents in ensuring their success. In all that he did, Bill Cook taught and modeled Potomac's core values of integrity, respect, courage, humility, and perseverance. We are all better for having known him.

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Arlington Magazine named Madeline Dubelier '16 one of the 10 winners of its 2016 Extraordinary Teen Awards. The prosthetic hand with touch sensors that Dubelier created as part of the Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC) program at Potomac led to her distinction as a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search. She is pictured with Gianmarco Terrones '15, who was also a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search.

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Whether the day was spent organizing and restocking items, playing Monopoly with seniors at an assisted living community, or gardening and making other improvements on the school's campus, everyone helped make a positive difference.

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Marjorie Brennan, MD, is a physician specializing in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's National Medical Center and an assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at The George Washington University. A nationally known speaker on issues of health equity in the developing world, she is the founder and director...

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Without a suit and tie and a clipboard, it's hard to distinguish Ross Condon '03 from the players he coaches. It's early December and Ross is breaking a sweat preparing the players on the Penn State men's basketball team to take on George Washington University. He's decked out...

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By the Numbers


K-12 Program


90 Acre Campus

1,060 Students

in four divisions

22 Sports

67 Athletic Teams

$4.8 million

in need-based aid


Neighborhood bus routes serving Virginia, DC, and Maryland


Shuttle Bus Routes providing bus service each morning
and from 3:15 – 7:45 pm

Rated #1

independent school in Virginia