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

Welcome to the Upper School

At Potomac, we believe education should be something more than the accumulation of knowledge or useful skills. Learning is a process of discovery and transformation, gleaned through pursuing individual passions and unearthing new ways of viewing the world.

When you visit our school, you will find engaged learners – in the classroom, studio or laboratory – working closely with inspiring teachers. We are a community that embraces a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas, and that diversity enriches a Potomac education in a myriad of ways. We are proud of the spirit of joy and camaraderie that distinguishes our campus.

Kindergarteners and seniors start the year together at Opening Day Assembly.

Students and teachers enjoy the outdoors whenever possible

Seniors spend a few September days together in Chincoteague, Va.

Saturday afternoon football games bring out the entire community.

The Homecoming bonfire is an annual highlight

The library offers a quiet place to study or relax with a good book.

Potomac’s robotics program has won a host of national competitions

Upper School students enjoy performing in three plays each year, one of which is a musical

One of several music groups performs at the Winter Lights assembly

Many students play in the band or orchestra

Faculty working one-to-one with students is a common sight

Students work on designs in their Architecture class

Art classes provide the opportunity for students to discover hidden talents.

Students enjoy lunch together and then ...

it is time for a quick soccer game before the next class, or ...

a few benches are put together for a quick volleyball game.

Students on their way to US Assembly.

Our seniors enjoy time together in the Crossroads.

9th grade students enjoy our glass-enclosed bridge.

Crossroads is a great place for students to reconnect after classes.

Students have space available to meet in group settings.

Potomac's 90-acre campus is an integral part of the outdoor-education curriculum.

Red-Blue Day - a great way to end the school year. Some years the red team wins, and some years ...

the Blue team comes out ahead.

Potomac Welcomes Tim Jaeger

Tim Jaeger has been appointed assistant head of school and will serve as interim head of the Upper School in academic year 2016-17.

For the past 17 years, Tim has been a member of the administrative leadership team at Episcopal High School in Alexandria. Since 2005, he has served as assistant head of school there. His responsibilities have included recruiting, hiring, and mentoring faculty, deans, and directors; overseeing all areas of student life; designing and implementing a student leadership and ethics program, student activities, and class trips; and working with the board and senior administration on issues from strategic planning to branding and successful capital campaigns. Tim has also been an English teacher, athletic director, and coach.