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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