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

Peabody School fire

WELCOME TO PEABODY SCHOOL

Serving academically advanced students since 1994

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Peabody School History

Our Story

The History of Peabody School

Peabody School Academics

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!

WHY PEABODY?

A unique educational opportunity

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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

Differentiated

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.

Multi-Disciplinary

Holistic

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

Credentialed

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).

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

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NEWS

The Latest from Peabody School

New ENIAC 6 Lab at Peabody!

Peabody School is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Dengel family and their support of the 2020 Capital Campaign for the new north wing at Peabody.  Specifically, the Dengels have chosen to name the new technology lab in the north wing the ENIAC 6 Lab. We...

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/Winter 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...