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

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A Differentiated Approach

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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), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).


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The Latest from Peabody School

Debate Team Success

Peabody's debate team recently took part in the Charlottesville Debate League's latest competition. Students from a number of local schools debated a resolution about whether or not the benefits of fracking outweigh the harms.  The Peabody team of Ali B. and Gabe D....

First Lego League Team Wins

Congratulations to Peabody's First Lego League Team, who came home from their first competition in 3rd place out of 10 teams in their division, with 255 points!  They won first place for best robot design, and we are extremely proud of their hard work and teamwork. ...

Peabody Presents at NAGC

Peabody School's Middle School was featured this month at the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) conference. Our Assistant Head of School Victoria Young presented two workshops on "Differentiating Arts & Enrichment Program Offerings For a Gifted Student...