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

Upper School Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2021

Upper Schoolers have accomplished so much this year: performing scientific research, winning awards in debate and robotics, organizing service projects, singing and dancing onstage, and more. Time and time again, they've proven that the sky's the limit when it comes to what they can achieve.

Welcome Message from the Head of Upper School 

Upper School Chorus

Please enjoy a performance by our Upper School Chorus singing The Parting Glass.

Here are some videos from the Upper School:

Upper School Coffeehouse

This spring we saw the return of a beloved Upper School tradition: Coffeehouse. With a new venue and a limited in-person capacity, juniors and seniors were physically present, and other members of the Upper School community viewed the program via Livestream. Students had the chance to perform original works, cover classics, and enjoy dinner and a beautiful evening on the Quad. Click here to see some fabulous performances.

 

Upper School Virtual Art Show

Experience eight galleries of Upper School student artwork, featuring drawing and design, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, stagecraft, architecture, and art concentration. Click here to tour our virtual gallery.

 

Upper School Winter Lights

The Winter Lights Assembly, a much-loved holiday tradition, took place in December. This program of student and faculty speakers combined with musical interludes took place via Zoom. Click here to enjoy this event.

 

Upper School Chorus

A performance of The Heav'ns Are Resounding by Ludwig van Beethoven.

 

Upper School String Orchestra

A performance of River Flows in You by Yiruma.

Upper School Handbells

A performance of Acclamation in G Minor by Karen Thompson.

Upper School stories:

Claire Coker Padlet

Because the tenth grade class was unable to make its traditional spring visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum this year, the students created their own exhibits celebrating Jewish culture. In English class, they researched Judaism in Central Europe at the eve of the Holocaust and connected it to their reading of Elie Wiesel’s Night. Utilizing the Padlet platform, the students presented key aspects of Jewish culture, including religious observance, life in shtetls (small towns), klezmer music, kosher food, and figurative art.

Above: Claire Coker ’23’s Padlet.

Read More about GRADE 10 JEWISH CULTURE PROJECT
Kennedy's painting

Potomac students enjoyed a livestream of the K-12 Black Student Alliance Assembly. The event featured Upper Schoolers' music, poetry, art, and reflections on the theme "Black Joy as Resistance." One highlight of the assembly was a time-lapse video of Kennedy Ferguson ’22 working on her beautiful painting “Wash Day.” If you missed the livestream, you can see a recording of the assembly here.

Read More about BLACK HISTORY MONTH "JOY AS RESISTANCE" ASSEMBLY

Enjoy some of our photo galleries!

First Day on Campus
Pep Rally
Community Fund-a-Scholar
Spirit Week

 

Our athletes are back on the field...and court, and track!

Click here for some photo galleries.