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Potomac is Victorious at the Tournament of Champions

An unprecedented 14 Potomac School students competed in the prestigious Tournament of Champions for speech and debate at the University of Kentucky in the last week of April. Qualifying for this national tournament is in itself an accomplishment, and winning in any of its divisions is very difficult – the competition is fierce and the judges adhere to the highest standards. The Potomac contingent performed admirably, giving the tournament their all.

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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

Co-Ed

K-12 program

Beautiful

90-acre campus

1,060 Students

in four divisions

26 Sports

72 athletic teams

$4.8 million

in need-based aid

22

neighborhood bus routes serving Virginia, DC, and Maryland

10

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

Rated #1

independent school in Virginia