Love Of Learning
fostering a learning environment where curiosity, challenge, and support converge
Character At The Core
embodying Potomac’s core values – courage, humility, integrity, respect, and perseverance
Skills That Last A Lifetime
preparing future-ready minds with the tools to tackle life’s complexities
space to grow
Pimmit Run - A Place to Explore
From science classes to outdoor exploration.
Our 90 Acre Wooded Campus
So many trails to explore.
A large quad, fields, garden and woods surrounds the Upper School
Recess in the Woods
Bamboo forests, trails, streams and ponds. So much space to explore.
Playgrounds, climbing wall, play structures leading to the woods outside the Lower School.
Spangler Center for Athletics and Community
76,000 square feet of athletic facilities.
Flag Circle Building
Admissions, Advancement, Alumni, Business, Transportation offices, and LS/MS Dining Room
Our Cherished Gum Tree
Standing tall over the Tundra.
Outdoor Science & Art Pavillion
Providing space for creativity and exploration outdoors.
Seven Squash Courts
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Turf Field and Track
75,000 Square Foot Spangler Center for Athletics and Community
Basketball, volleyball, and Fitness Center
Baseball Field and Two Soccer/LAX Fields
Lee Practice Field
One of our many arts studios
Upper School Painting Studio
Engelhard Center for the Performing Arts
Lower School Art Room
Upper School Theater
Band Practice Room
Lower School Classroom
Room to Create Art
Spaces to Collaborate
Space to Play
Finding Yourself in Nature
Spaces to Play
A Bamboo Jungle
Lower School Lunchroom
So much space to gather outside
Upper and lower ponds to explore
The Pingree Garden
Middle School Lunchroom
Middle School Outdoor Classroom
Students meet at the Morton fire deck
Intermediate School Commons
Lots of place to gather
Upper School East Wing
Upper School Crossroads
Upper School Crossroads
Upper School Quad
Upper School Library
Upper School Campus
we'll get you there
The Potomac School is located 3 miles from Washington, DC. Our extensive bus fleet transports students from 101 zip codes
Somers Randolph '71
Sculptor Somers Randolph '71 reflects on his artistic journey “At 16 I decided to be a sculptor.This was the way I would spend my life and make my living. I liked sculpture because I was in charge of the entire process. Somers Randolph '71
Joe Osha '80
A managing director for Guggenheim Securities, Joe Osha '81 examines companies that aim to reduce the environmental footprint of energy production and industrial processesJoe Osha '80
Shannon GoPaul Balser '01
Long before she stepped into her role as chronic disease division chief for the DC Department of Health, Shannon Gopaul Balser ’01 began to consider what makes for a healthy, equitable society. Shannon GoPaul Balser '01
did you know?
acres of ponds, streams, and wooded nature trails
llamas on campus
years of being ranked among the top speech/debate schools in the country
raised each year to support current operations
National Merit Scholars and Finalists over the past 15 years