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 to learn more about our great teachers and great teaching...

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 a space becomes available, please contact the Admission Office, (703) 749-6313.

We will have tours for each division in April and May for the 2019-20 school year. In April, please check below for dates for our spring tours. We will begin the full Admission cycle in the fall of 2018 for the 2019-20 school year.

Important Upcoming Dates for Newly Admitted Students and Parents

Friday, March 2, 4:00 pm: Decisions released. Please log in to Ravenna after 4:00 pm to view your child’s decision.

Tuesday, March 6: Upper School New Parent Information Session
Revisit Day for newly admitted students to the Upper School (grades 9 – 12)

Tuesday, March 6: Lower School Admission Celebration for new Lower School parents (grades K – 3)

Wednesday, March 7: Intermediate School New Parent Information Session
Revisit Day for newly admitted students to the Intermediate School (grades 7 – 8)

Wednesday, March 7: New Parent Reception (for all incoming grades)

Thursday, March 8: Middle School Admission Celebration for parents and newly admitted Middle School students (grades 4 – 6)

Friday, March 9: Revisit Day for newly admitted students to the Upper School (grades 9 – 12)

Friday, March 16, 12:00 noon: Acceptance Decision due.

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 with others, 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 – in the classroom, studio, and laboratory – working closely with inspiring teachers. 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 website you will see the richness and breadth of our academic, athletic, arts, and service programs.

Our Lower School,
Grades K-3

Our Middle School,
Grades 4-6

Our Intermediate and Upper Schools,
Grades 7-8 and 9-12

Potomac is remarkable for its 100+ years of excellence in teaching and learning, grounded in a commitment to educate students to become leaders in, and contributors to, a constantly changing world.

All families are welcome and encouraged to visit Potomac. Please call our office and we will be happy to schedule a visit to our campus.

We invite you to learn more about our school by clicking through our website. You will see why all of us involved with Potomac – students, teachers, staff, parents, and alumni – think it is such a special place to be.

Application Information for Spanish Speaking Parents

Please click here for 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.