Message from the Head of School

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Peabody School, where we encourage each child to 
reach his or her unique potential by offering a stimulating environment, small class sizes, highly skilled and uniquely qualified teachers, and differentiated instruction specially tailored to meet the students’ learning needs.  

Our students are a diverse group of highly able learners in grades K-8 who are inquisitive, ambitious, energetic, and passionate. While we celebrate the academic achievements of our students, first and foremost we celebrate them as children, balancing each child’s need for an enhanced learning experience equally with the need for a safe and rewarding social and emotional environment.

We value the transformational growth that is achieved when teachers and students experience the joy of learning together, and our goal is to provide a foundation for students to become life-long learners, best embodied in our motto: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Peabody School offers a warm and supportive environment for students, families, staff, alumni, and visitors. I invite you to schedule a visit to experience daily life at Peabody School for yourself.

We look forward to meeting you. The teaching staff and I welcome the opportunity to discuss any questions you have about our school, and to share with you the well-rounded, exemplary program that Peabody offers our children.


Renée Henslee
Head of School