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

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Thank you for your interest in The Potomac School. With four distinct divisions on a wooded, 90-acre campus we are just three miles from Washington, DC. Our vibrant community is comprised of 1060 students hailing from 103 zip codes.

A Potomac education is well-rounded; here, students have opportunities to shine in academics, the arts, and athletics, all while building character and forming friendships to last a lifetime. Our core values – respect, humility, integrity, courage, and perseverance – infuse everything that we do as a Potomac community. We believe that these qualities are key to genuine, lasting success.

The best way to experience what a Potomac School education looks like is through a visit to our campus. We offer tours through the end of January.

Also, I encourage you to explore our website as it will allow you to explore our curriculum, athletic programs, arts opportunities, and commitment to service learning.

On behalf of the Admission Office and the entire school community, I look forward to welcoming you to campus in the near future.

Sincerely,

Carson Roy
Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Check out the video below to see how professional development activities enrich our teachers' work and our students' learning!

So what’s it like to be a student at Potomac?

Of course, that depends a lot on your age. Read some of our student blogs or watch the video below to get a feel for what goes on at School, what interests our students, what they think is compelling about Potomac. Clubs, activities, sports, music, performances and our after-school Etcetera program keep our students growing and having fun outside the classroom.

Meet Our Faculty

Potomac teachers are individuals of talent, achievement and passion, and they are intensely committed to educating young people. Our faculty takes pride in providing uncommon support for every student. They constantly model learning and innovation, always striving to develop and refine best practices in teaching, and to set individual goals to improve their own learning. Distinctive to our School are the deep, enduring bonds that develop between students and their teachers and coaches—bonds that often last decades beyond graduation.

Potomac Athletics - A Commitment to Hard Work

Each athlete at Potomac has the dedication and the will to not just be good, but to be the absolute best they can be. "Challenge yourself to be great," is a phrase used often amongst the teams. When everyone has the same level of commitment toward a common goal, you can achieve great things. See for yourself Potomac's approach to success on the field, the court, the ice and the track.

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