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Preparing students for lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit

distinctly potomac

Love Of Learning

fostering a learning environment where curiosity, challenge, and support converge

Potomac Academics

Character At The Core

embodying Potomac’s core values – courage, humility, integrity, respect, and perseverance

Our Values

Skills That Last A Lifetime

preparing future-ready minds with the tools to tackle life’s complexities

Focus on Life Skills

we shine together

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. 

Upper School

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.

Lower School

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.

Softball Field

Indoor Track

Seven Squash Courts

Fitness Room

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Weight Room

Turf Field and Track

75,000 Square Foot Spangler Center for Athletics and Community

Basketball, volleyball, and Fitness Center

Yoga Room

Baseball Field and Two Soccer/LAX Fields

Tennis Courts

Lee Practice Field

Ceramics Studio

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

Light-filled Classrooms

Lower School Classroom

Room to Create Art

Spaces to Collaborate

Space to Play

Play Ball!

Finding Yourself in Nature

Spaces to Play

A Bamboo Jungle

Lower School Lunchroom

Middle School

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

Arundel Library

Intermediate School Commons

Lots of place to gather

Upper School East Wing

Upper School Crossroads

Robotics Center

Upper School Crossroads

Upper School Quad

Upper School Library

Upper School Campus

Football Field

Turf Field

we'll get you there



Silver Spring



Marlo Heights


Washington, DC




Great Falls

Falls Church

The Potomac School is located 3 miles from Washington, DC. Our extensive bus fleet transports students from 101 zip codes

alumni spotlight

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?

facts our
kids love


acres of ponds, streams, and wooded nature trails


llamas on campus


outdoor classrooms


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

facts our
parents love