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

Visual/Performing Arts

At Potomac, in all grade levels, we think of the arts as expressive pathways, both inward to the mind and heart of the individual and outward to the wider world. While emphasizing the acquisition of skills and aesthetic judgment, we respect the instincts, intuitions, and ideas our students bring to their experience in the studios each day.

All students are required to earn a minimum of one and a half credits in Fine Arts courses. This requirement must be fulfilled by selecting courses in at least two out of three areas: studio art, drama, or music. Students are required to complete one course by the end of Grade 10 and are encouraged to go beyond the minimum requirement. All credits earned in the arts courses count toward the twenty-one credits needed to fulfill overall diploma requirements. All courses earn one-half credit per semester unless otherwise noted. Click here to learn more about the arts at Potomac.




Visual Arts