Peabody School

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


A unique educational opportunity


Academically Advanced

Mission Driven

Founded in 1994, Peabody School is a Pre-K – 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 Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.


Peabody Admissions


The Latest from Peabody School

Admissions Open House

Please join us for the Winter Admissions Open House on Wednesday, February 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  You may tour the school, visit classes, and see Peabody students in action! Please RSVP to attend by calling the Admissions Office at 434.296.6901.

Alumni Update: Luke Henter (Class of 2012)

We are pleased to honor Luke Henter in our Winter Peabody Alumni Spotlight. Luke graduated from Peabody School in 2012, and is currently enrolled at Princeton University. Luke’s brother, James, is currently in the Seventh Grade at Peabody. During his time here, Luke gained an appreciation for nurturing his intellectual passions, and has been able to continue developing those interests throughout his educational career.

Lego Team Wins First Place Research Project

Congratulations to the Peabody FIRST Lego League Team, which won first place for their research project at the November competition in Richmond! The team consisted of Kes R., Ronak A., William M., Tristan O., and team coach Kathleen Olowin. They have worked very hard...