An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC



he Upper School program offers our diversely talented student body a wide breadth of offerings that allows for rich discovery. Our curriculum encourages students to pursue their interests and passions at advanced levels, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities that await beyond their time at The Potomac School.

Potomac classes are small, cited by many as the basis for distinctive and enduring relationships between teachers and students. In a seven-period day, students encounter a variety of academic disciplines – from traditional subjects to an array of electives. Time is set aside for students to meet with their advisors, discuss coursework with teachers, gather with friends, participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities, attend assemblies, and study in the library.

Potomac’s Upper School promotes our belief that students learn best when they learn together, which means that we graduate amazing young adults who have prepared themselves not only for college, but for life. While the list of colleges and universities to which Potomac sends graduates is impressive, we recognize this is only one measure of Potomac’s success as an academic institution. The Potomac School prepares students for a rapidly changing and demanding world, even as it promotes a spirit of kindness, integrity of character, and civic conscience.