The Potomac School

1301 Potomac School Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Potomac was established as a girls' school in Washington, DC, by parents, with Lucy Madeira Wing as its first principal. The school completed its transition to a coeducational student body in 1964. In 1951, Potomac moved to its present location, where the cultural and educational resources of the city remain within easy reach of a quiet and spacious campus. Over the years, additions to the property enlarged it to 90 acres of hills, playing fields and nature trails. The academic program is college preparatory in design. It provides a foundation in the liberal arts through its core curriculum and offers a variety of electives and Advanced Placement courses. Science, art and music begin in kindergarten, and world languages are introduced in grade 4. Technology at Potomac is incorporated into the curriculum to enhance learning as early as kindergarten. Interscholastic teams compete in grades 7-12. The school conducts is a schoolwide community service program. Students enroll from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades K-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1301 Potomac School Rd, McLean, VA 22101
Year Established1904
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorJohn J. Kowalik
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment1,018
Day Students1,018
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