What’s Great About Powell

At Powell, our primary focus is on academic rigor, teaching and learning, and educating the whole child in a nurturing community and family-friendly school so that all students are prepared to succeed at the high school and college of their choice.

  • Small classes taught by a highly qualified faculty with two educators in each classroom under the leadership of a dynamic principal
  • Dual language and Traditional English Only programs for students to access
  • Strong English Language Learning instruction, Special Education, inclusion, and counseling services
  • Art, music, physical education, science, library/media for every student
  • Weekly expeditions/field trips to the top cultural, historic and scientific institutions and universities in Washington, DC
  • Beautiful, well-stocked library with a diverse collection of the best children’s literature, books in Spanish, and several computers
  • New fully-equipped computer lab and interactive white boards
  • Monthly award and culture assemblies; Bi-monthly coffee meetings and workshops with the Principal
  • Differentiated or tailored teaching practices to meet the needs of all students and project based learning in which students show what they know and are able to do in many ways, including Portfolios and presentations of their work
  • Morning reading initiative before school and Extended Day afterschool programs and tutoring opportunities
  • Support of many outside partnerships and part of the Lincoln Hill Cluster
  • Charming, historic schoolhouse on a large campus with a playground
  • Located in a wonderful residential neighborhood near Petworth and Columbia Heights                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 girls