School News

Valentine's Day Event Supports Hospitalized Service Members

On January 27, nearly 150 individuals, from kindergartners to octogenarians, took part in The Potomac School’s third annual Intergenerational Valentine’s Day Service Event, hosted by Vinson Hall Retirement Community. The participants included Potomac families and older adults affiliated with Vinson Hall and the McLean Community Village Association. Working together, they assembled 60 care packages for military personnel convalescing at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

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Potomac Breaks Ground for New Center for Athletics And Community

Rain was in the forecast for September 7 – the first Friday of the new academic year at The Potomac School – but sunny skies prevailed, allowing the school's traditional Opening Assembly to be held outdoors as planned. The annual ceremony includes a procession of seniors and kindergartners, remarks of welcome, and the presentation of Potomac's Excellent Teaching Award. This year, something special and entirely new was added to these traditions: a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school's Center for Athletics and Community.

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Carolyn Beaumont Named Regeneron Finalist

Potomac senior Carolyn Beaumont has been named a Top 40 Finalist in the 78th Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. In achieving this honor, she joins the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Foundation Fellows, and other distinguished alumni of the Science Talent Search. Nearly 2,000 students nationwide entered the competition this year.

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To Save a Species (and Ourselves)

From the California coast to the Big Island of Hawaii and all the way to the TED-X stage in Vancouver, conservation medicine veterinarian Claire Simeone '03 promotes the welfare of endangered species.

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Delivering on the Promise

Lynne Lightfoot '91 practices medicine and mentorship with equal devotion, carrying on a family legacy of helping young women achieve their potential. 

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Helping the World Hear

Brendan O'Connell '02, an expert in the rapidly evolving field of neurotology, performs life-changing surgeries that help patients of all ages overcome hearing loss. 

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By the Numbers


K-12 program


90-acre campus

1,060 Students

in four divisions

26 Sports

72 athletic teams

$4.8 million

in need-based aid


neighborhood bus routes serving Virginia, DC, and Maryland


shuttle bus routes providing services in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings

Rated #1

independent school in Virginia