Founded in 1904 at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. the School was located for many years on California Street, N.W. Since 1951, Potomac has been situated in McLean, VA, and today occupies an 83-acre campus.
Potomac seeks to provide an atmosphere which encourages high academic achievement, love of learning, caring for others, delight in creative expression, satisfaction of accomplishment, and an appreciation for diversity among students, faculty, administration, and trustees. The School promotes a firm sense of personal integrity, a solid commitment to high ethical and moral values, and a strong social conscience. The School has a nondiscriminatory policy with regard to hiring and admission.
There are students from the international community and 29% of the student body is African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern or Multiracial.
875 students, co-ed, Grades K-12,
Our campus, covers 83 acres, including nature trails, a pond, athletic fields, tennis courts, two gyms, squash courts, a wrestling room, the Engelhard Performing Arts Center, three libraries, five art studios, photography lab, eleven science labs, six dedicated computer labs, fitness center, eight music rooms, and multiple playgrounds.
Potomac has 140 full and part-time teachers and interns.