Potomac Shores Middle School
Prince William County Public Schools

Prince William County Public Schools
Dumfries, Virginia

Potomac Shores Middle School serves a capacity of 1,450 students in a three-story configuration with each of the three grade levels having its own academic floor level. The grade level houses are clustered around an extended 21st century learning space, maker spaces, teacher/collaboration spaces, and support functions. The extended learning space allows students from different classes to collaborate on projects with teacher supervision. The flex space allows multiple classes to gather for group instruction, presentations, or large breakout groups. The exploratory curriculum spaces are also distributed throughout the three building levels as opposed to being located in a separate wing for easy access for each of the grade levels. The overall educational design concept is a major and intentional departure from PWCPS’ previous traditional middle school prototype to focus on 21st century learning spaces.

Awards + Recognition

  • People’s Choice Award, A4LE Southeast Region, 2022