Peabody School

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.

Peabody School fire


Serving academically advanced students since 1994


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A Differentiated Approach

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Going Beyond the Classroom


A unique educational opportunity


Academically Advanced

Mission Driven

Founded in 1994, Peabody School is a Pre-K – 8th grade independent school serving gifted and academically advanced students, located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Small Class Size


Provides a differentiated learning experience through small class size (12-16 students) and expertly trained teachers who balance teacher-directed and student-initiated focus on inquiry and discovery.



Embraces educating the whole child with a focus on social-emotional development, as well as extensive opportunities in fine and performing arts, service learning, athletics, electives, and extracurricular programming.



Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.


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The Latest from Peabody School

A Very Official Visit from France!

This month Peabody school was honored to welcome Odile Malavaux, Natasha Lanaud-Lecomte and Sylvie Schmidt, French delegates of DAREIC organization. DAREIC is the organization behind our exchange linguistic program in Middle school, promoting international relations...

Congratulations to our Peabody musicians!

Peabody is very proud of 8th grader Julia N, who was selected as 2nd chair for flute for the High School Youth Symphony, which is part of the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia (YOSC). Founded in 1977, the Youth Symphony is the senior orchestra and consists of...

Sam Rimm-Kaufman (Class of 2012)

We are pleased to announce our second Peabody Alumnus of the Month, Sam Rimm-Kaufman. Sam attends Yale University after graduating from Peabody and Charlottesville High School, where he stood out among his peers both academically and socially. Sam embodies our mission and exemplifies the ways in which Peabody prepares students to be life-long learners. At Peabody, Sam fell in love with learning. He approached the curriculum with curiosity and wonder, and had the courage to take intellectual risks.