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Potomac Sophomore Selected for USA Debate Development Team

Potomac sophomore Kaitlyn Maher has been chosen for the highly selective USA Debate Development Team. Each year, after a rigorous application process, the National Speech & Debate Association picks 12 American high school students who have distinguished themselves in World Schools Style debate to receive this honor. The group will compete throughout the US over the course of the year. (An additional 12 students, usually high school upperclassmen, are selected for the USA Debate Team, which travels internationally.)

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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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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

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