Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
WELCOME TO PEABODY SCHOOL
Serving academically advanced students since 1994
A unique educational opportunity
Founded in 1994, Peabody School is a Pre-K – 8th grade independent school serving gifted and academically advanced students, located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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.
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The Latest from Peabody School
We are pleased to honor Rachel Cross in our Spring Peabody Alumni Spotlight. Rachel graduated from Peabody School in 2013 and her brother, Connor, is currently in the eighth grade at Peabody. Rachel is very excited to be attending Williams College in the fall as she says “in some ways, it is similar to Peabody, with small interactive classes where the professors get to know the students and are dedicated to helping them learn.”
Congratulations to Peabody math teacher Kate O'Dowd and art teacher Chris Haske, both winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. Kate O'Dowd's grant application was entitled: "Integrating Design Software into our...
Peabody School was once again a large part of the Neighbors 4 Neighbors school food drive that took place in April and included many public and private schools around the area. All food donations will feed clients served by 45 of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s...