Who Are We?

Peabody School is an independent, co-educational day school serving academically advanced children in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade from Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties in Virginia.  Founded in 1994, the school is concluding its 20th anniversary celebration, and regularly wins local recognition as a “best in class” preschool, elementary school, and middle school.

Peabody is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).  The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Association of for Gifted Children (NAGC), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ((ASCD), and Phi Delta Kappa.

We are more than a building or a system or a set of books. We are more than a curriculum or an order of learning. We strive to be the experience of our children through which the love of learning is built. Peabody School was built on the passion that every child is different, and every child learns and processes differently, and we meet those differences head on. Our students are taught more than what is in a book, they are taught their own best way to learn it.

Who are we?  We are the students who think and feel deeply.  We may have an affinity in a particular area, excel in an academic field, or show exceptional creativity.  Traditional teaching methods may bore us.  Our interests may define us. We come from all cultural groups and economic strata.  What unites us is our boundless potential.

Who are we? We are the teachers who appreciate the dreamers, motivate the bored, utilize the leaders, and reassure the anxious.  Be they loud or quiet, active or passive, hyper-focused or tangential, driven or dreamy, or somewhere in between, we make learning fun for our students.

Who are we? We are the parents who rejoice for having found the right educational fit for our children.

We welcome you to explore this site and see who we are. We think our depth and breadth of opportunities may surprise you.   We hope you’ll come by for a visit and experience who we are first hand.