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


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The Potomac School Experience, K–12

At Potomac, we work to combine academic achievement with a focus on preparing our students to lead exemplary lives. This is a bold vision that requires extraordinary teachers; talented, creative, motivated students; and a community that values lifelong learning and generosity of spirit. Click on the video above to learn more about who we are.

Thank you for your interest in The Potomac School

Admission for the 2018-19 school year has concluded. If you would like to submit a late application in the event that a place becomes available, please call the Admission Office at (703) 749-6313.

If you are looking ahead to the 2019-20 school year, tours are available for each division in April and May.

We attended the MONA Annual Private School Fair on May 1 at Congressional School in Falls Church, VA.

We will begin the full admission cycle for the 2019-20 school year in the fall of 2018.

Spring 2018 Tours

Please call ahead and register at (703) 749-6313, as space is limited.

Lower School (Grades K–3)

Wednesday, April 25 (date full – please check back in September for additional tours)
Wednesday, May 16 (date full – please check back in September for additional tours)

Middle School (Grades 4–6)

Thursday, April 26
Thursday, May 17 (date full – please check back in September for additional tours)

Intermediate School (Grades 7-8)

Wednesday, May 2 (date full – please check back in September for additional tours)

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Wednesday, April 18
Thursday, May 10 (date full – please check back in September for additional tours)


Potomac's Lower and Middle Divisions

Among the unifying principles that connect one division to the next is the conviction that students learn best when they learn together – when they explore and build upon one another’s ideas. Our students engage in collaborative learning activities and service learning projects. The joy of learning and the spirit of challenge brim from our classrooms each day.



Potomac's Intermediate and Upper Divisions

When you visit our school, you will find engaged learners working closely with inspiring teachers, from our classrooms to our studios to our laboratories. We are a community that embraces diverse voices and viewpoints, and this diversity enriches a Potomac education in myriad ways. Our campus is distinguished by a spirit of joy and camaraderie that supports each student's journey of learning and personal growth.


Welcome to the Admission Office!

As you explore The Potomac School's website, pay attention to the richness and breadth of our academic, athletic, arts, and service programs. Our commitment to lifelong learning and generosity of spirit never wavers.




Lower School,
Grades K–3

Middle School,
Grades 4–6

Intermediate and Upper Schools,
Grades 7–8 and 9–12

Potomac is distinguished by its 100+ years of sustained excellence in teaching and learning. A Potomac education is grounded in our commitment to educate students to lead and contribute to a constantly changing world.

All families are welcome and encouraged to visit us! Please call our office and we will be happy to schedule your visit to campus.

We invite you to learn more about Potomac by exploring our website. You will see why our entire community– students, teachers, staff, parents, and alumni – think The Potomac School is such a special place to be.

Application Information for Spanish-Speaking Parents

Please click here to read the application process in Spanish (Procedimientos de Aplicación)

Non-discriminatory Policy

The Potomac School strives for diversity in the conviction that a learning community with rigorous academic goals is intellectually and morally strengthened when many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds are engaged.

We administer our educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic program, and other school programs (including the hiring of faculty and staff) without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.