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



Thank you for your interest in The Potomac School.  With four distinct divisions on a wooded, 90-acre campus, we are just three miles from Washington, DC.  Our vibrant community is comprised of 1,050 students hailing from 105 zip codes.

A Potomac education is well-rounded; here, students have opportunities to shine in academics, the arts, and athletics, all while building character and forming friendships to last a lifetime.  Our core values - respect, humility, integrity, courage, and perseverance - infuse everything that we do as a Potomac community.  We believe that these qualities are key to genuine, lasting success.

The best way to experience what a Potomac School education looks like is through a visit to our campus.  We offer tours mid-September through mid-January.
Also, I encourage you to explore our website as it will allow you to learn about our curriculum, athletic programs, arts opportunities, and commitment to service learning.

On behalf of the Admission Office and the entire school community, I look forward to welcoming you to campus in the near future.

Carson Roy
Director of Admission and Financial Aid

Become a part of what makes Potomac so special...

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.


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.

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.