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



Thank you for your interest in The Potomac School. Potomac is a connected K-12 learning community organized into four distinct academic divisions. We currently enroll 1,067 students, representing 101 zip codes in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Our beautiful 90-acre campus is located just three miles from the nation's capital.

We encourage you to view our videos below as well as our divisional tour videos found here

We hope you will explore our website which provides information about our curriculum, athletics programs, arts opportunities, commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives, as well as service learning, and much more.

On behalf of the Admission team, welcome to Potomac.


Carson Roy
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid



The Potomac School Experience, K–12

At Potomac, intellectual growth and character development go hand-in-hand. Our extraordinary teachers, talented students, and supportive community work together to ensure that each student has enriching opportunities for learning and personal growth. Click on the video above to see more about who we are.


Potomac's Lower and Middle Schools

Among the unifying principles that connect one Potomac division to the next is the conviction that students learn best when they learn together. Our classrooms are filled with the joy of learning, a spirit of academic challenge, and a strong sense of community. Click on the video above to learn more about Potomac's Lower and Middle Schools.

Potomac's Intermediate and Upper Schools

At Potomac, engaged learners work closely with inspiring teachers, coaches, and advisors. A rigorous academic program and a learning environment infused with joy and camaraderie empower our students to define their goals and achieve their potential. Check out the video above to learn more about Potomac's Intermediate and Upper Schools.

Potomac is distinguished by 100+ years of excellence in teaching and learning. A Potomac education is grounded in our mission to prepare students for lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.

All families are welcome and encouraged to visit us! Please call the Admission Office at (703) 749-6313 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 thinks The Potomac School is such a special place to be.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to learn about the application process.

Application Information for Spanish-Speaking Parents

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

Commitment to Diversity

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. As individuals and as a community, we are committed to ensuring a welcoming, inclusive environment and continuing to develop cultural competence. This commitment is articulated in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.

Non-Discrimination Policy
The Potomac School administers its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletics 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.