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

Class of 2016 College Decisions

Congratulations to the Peabody Class of 2016 on their college decisions! We are so proud of all of you, and can't wait to see what you do next! David A - University of Virginia Nadja B - Virginia Commonwealth University Eli C - University of Richmond Lucia C -...

Distance Learning Program

Greetings from Peabody School, where we hope you all are well and staying safe in these uncertain times. We wanted to give you a quick update on what's been happening here in our new online educational community. At the end of the day on Friday, March 13, Peabody sent...

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...