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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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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