The Potomac School

1301 Potomac School Road McLean, Virginia 22101
  • Company Industry
    Educational Services

The School's mission is to foster each student's intellectual development, love of learning and strength of character within an inclusive community distinguished by a spirit of support and challenge.

We encourage students to become independent thinkers and learners. The School's richly varied curriculum draws students beyond a mastery of fundamental skills toward the rewards of inquiry, initiative and reflection. Believing that aesthetic and physical development are essential to an education, we offer students opportunities to excel in art and music classes, on stage and on the athletic fields.

We expect students to act with kindness, civility and generosity of spirit, and, in our daily activities, we find opportunities to foster their integrity of character and civic conscience.

More than mere tolerance, this standard calls students to act with compassion for others and to reach beyond the School in service to the community.

We strive for diversity in the conviction that a learning community is intellectually and morally strengthened when many different voices, viewpoints and backgrounds are present.

As we prepare students for a rapidly changing and demanding society, we encourage them to reflect on the beauty that surrounds them and to enjoy the company of their friends and the many traditions celebrated at school.


Benefits for Potomac Employees

Health Insurance Currently, the school offers two health plans (Open Access Plus-HRA Health Reimbursement Account and the HSA Health Savings Account).
Dental Insurance Currently, the school offers two dental plans (PPO Dental and HMO Dental).
Domestic Partner Health & Dental Benefit Health and Dental same-sex domestic partner benefits available.
Early Retiree Health & Dental Benefits Employee and Spouse/Partner coverage available at half the cost.  Must meet eligibility requirement.
Retirement Plan The employee is eligible to join the TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Retirement Services retirement plans.  If the employee contributes 5% of his or her salary to TIAA-CREF or Fidelity, the school will contribute 7% of the salary for the first 5 years, 8% at the beginning of the 6th year, 9% at the beginning of the 11th year, 10% at the beginning of the 16th year, and 11% at the beginning of the 21st year.
Life Insurance The school pays the premiums for term insurance equal to twice the employee’s contracted salary.
Long-Term Disability The school pays the premiums on a long-term disability policy for the employee.  Employees, after 90 days of illness, receive 60% of their monthly pay for as long as they meet the definition of “disabled”, not to exceed age 65.
AD&D The school pays the premiums for accident, death and dismemberment insurance.
Short-Term Disability The school pays the premiums on a short-term disability policy for the employee. STD benefits will begin after 14 calendar days of partial or total disability, and continue for up to 11 weeks as long as you remain disabled. If you are totally disabled, the plan will replace up to 60% of your earnings to a maximum of $2,500 weekly. If you qualify for partial disability benefits, the plan will pay a pro-rated benefit based on your loss of earnings.
Flexible Spending Account Employees can elect to have designated salary amounts deducted from their pay for dependent care, medical premiums and medical expenses (not covered by the school’s health plan). This salary reduction will reduce taxable income and provide greater “take-home” pay. Amounts are held in an account for each employee and reimbursed through WageWorks.
Continuing Education The school encourages faculty and staff to enroll in continuing education related to their specialization. Tuition assistance is available to employees wishing to take classes. Please review the employee handbook for further information.
Summer Curriculum/Enrichment Grants Grant Funding is available for the financing of summer projects for the enrichment of the faculty and overall benefit of the Potomac community.
Discounted Summer Programs Full-time faculty and staff may send their children to Potomac’s summer camp for a discounted rate.
Discounted Extended Day Program Faculty and staff with children who attend Potomac and wish to send their children to Extended Day care on school grounds after the school day is over may send their children to the program for two days free each week.
Bookstore Discounts All faculty and staff receive a 20% discount on all full-price merchandise sold at the Bookstore except school supplies.
Lunch Programs Employees may choose between two lunch programs offered by the school.  They may eat either in the Upper School cafeteria or in the Lower/Middle school dining room, both at a discounted rate. 
Abundant Vacation Time Vacation is provided to staff members.
Sick Leave Full-time employees earn one day of sick leave per month for a total of 10 days per year.  Sick leave may be accrued to a maximum of 30 days.  Sick leave is earned on a pro-rated basis for part-time employees.
Liberty Mutual Discount Through Potomac’s partnership with Liberty Mutual, employees are eligible for discounted rates on auto and home insurance.  The premiums are payroll deducted.    
PNC Bank Through Potomac’s partnership with PNC Bank, employees are eligible for special offers and discounts through this bank. 
Corporate Gym Memberships Through Potomac’s partnership with local gym Sport & Health, employees are offered discounted rates on gym memberships.
Healthy Work Environment Potomac offers a Wellness Program, sponsoring fitness challenges and a Wellness fair to encourage healthy living for all employees.  Faculty and staff also have access to on-site exercise facilities, weekly yoga classes on campus, tennis courts, a pool (during the summer), and smoke free facilities.
Ample Parking Potomac offers free parking to all faculty and staff in many convenient locations throughout campus.

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1301 Potomac School Road
McLean Virginia 22101
United States

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