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

Peabody School fire


Serving academically advanced students since 1994


Peabody School History

Our Story

The History of Peabody School

Peabody School Academics


A Differentiated Approach

Peabody School Student Life

Student Life

Going Beyond the Classroom

2020 Campaign

Peabody School is pleased to announce the Peabody 2020 Capital Campaign, along with plans to build a new, state-of-the-art academic building that will be an environmentally friendly asset to our Peabody community. Please take a moment to learn about this exciting initiative!


A unique educational opportunity


Academically Advanced

Mission Driven

Founded in 1994, Peabody School is a PreKindergarten – 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 Independent Schools (SAIS), Peabody is also a member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC).


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The Latest from Peabody School

COVID-19 Information

Welcome to the Peabody COVID-19 webpage, which will have up-to-date information on our current policies and plans for the 2020-2021 academic year.  This webpage was created in order to collect all the released information in one place for easier reference.  Peabody...

Admissions Fall Tour Days

Prospective parents are welcome to take an in-person guided tour of the campus during the dates and times listed below. For safety reasons during the pandemic, Peabody students will not be on campus; however, parents may tour, discuss the admissions process, ask...

Back to School Night

We are so happy to see all our students on campus again!  It's been wonderful to meet all our new students at Meet and Greet, and see our returning and new students during Orientation Days.  Please note that our virtual Back to School Night launches Monday, September...