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

Student Life

I n the Upper School, student life takes place both in and beyond the classrooms, art studios, athletic fields, and performance halls. We are particularly proud of our leadership development programs, our dynamic advisory program, and our engagement in service learning, clubs, and activities.

At the center of the Potomac experience are the relationships students cultivate and share with teachers, friends, administrators, and staff. We know it is the warm embrace of a good friend, the smile of a respected mentor, or a word of encouragement from a beloved teacher that sustains and energizes our students.

In the Crossroads

The Crossroads is the hub of student life at Potomac's Upper School. This time-lapse video shows students gathering for one of the School's many assemblies.

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