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

Peabody School fire


Serving academically advanced students since 1994


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A Differentiated Approach

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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

Save the Date: The Panther Ball

We are so excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary on an auction year! We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Jefferson starting at 6:30 p.m. Please find more information about the celebration and auction in our newsletter.  Please sign up for...

2019 Fall Alumni Spotlight: Kendall Gardiner Moore

Peabody is pleased to feature Kendall Gardiner Moore as our 2019 Fall Alumni Spotlight!   Kendall graduated in the Peabody Class of 2006, after attending from 3rd through 8th grades. She finished Monticello High School in 2010 and Elon University in 2014, graduating...

K-5 Talent Show

Please join us on Friday, November 22 for our annual K-5 Talent Show!  Our student performers will be at IX Park from 6:30 - 8 p.m.  The Peabody Middle School Cabaret will take place on March 13, and we hope you can join us for that as well!