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


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The Latest from Peabody School

School Operations Update

For the safety and health of our students and staff, our campus will be closed starting on Monday, March 16, 2020 through the end of the academic year, per Governor Northam's orders. Peabody started our online learning programs on March 18 for all grades, and we are...

Cheers to 25 Years!

Peabody's 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Jeffrerson was amazing!  Thank you to the planning committee, and all of our auction donors, for your many contributions to the event.  Please be sure to check out our 25th anniversary video, for a walk down memory lane at...

Summer Camp Registration Underway

Don't miss out on Peabody Summer Camps: Camp Invention and Raspberry Pi Camp! Camp Invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame! Students are presented with...