Peabody School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
1232 Stoney Ridge Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902-0229
Tel: (434)296-6901
Grades: PK-8 | 214 students
Peabody School is an independent school for gifted and acadmically advanced students in Pre-K through 8th grades. Peabody School's mission is to serve the needs of intellectually advanced children of all backgrounds by promoting cognitive, social, and emotional development at a rate commensurate with their abilities, while providing a foundation for students to become life-long learners. Peabody School offers the most effective educational experience for gifted learners; a full-time program with their intellectual peers, led by highly skilled and uniquely qualified teachers. Peabody offers a wide-ranging and rigorous curriculum.
We offer differentiated instruction specially tailored to meet the needs of our students.
Prospective parents can tour our campus, meet the teachers, and observe classes.
We welcome the opportunity to show you our school!

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 214 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Peabody School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology, French I, French II, Geometry, Spanish I, Spanish II,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Pre-kindergarten tuition rate: $10,950 K-8 tuition rate: $14,885
% on Financial Aid
31%
Admissions Director Diane DeBerry Krehmeyer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Basketball, Ceramics, Chess, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Robotics, Showchoir, Theater, Volleyball Basketball, Ceramics, Chess, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Robotics, Showchoir, Theater, Volleyball,

School Notes

  • Located minutes from Downtown Charlottesville, just off Interstate 64 in Albemarle County, Peabody School has been promoting problem solving, creativity, and leadership both in and out of the classroom for more than 20 years. A broad scope of subject matter is taught and opportunities for small group and independent work are offered each day. In small, supportive classrooms, students are equipped with leadership skills and the confidence necessary to meet academic challenges that lie ahead. The Batten Building, offering a new Middle School wing, gymnasium, and performance space, opened in fall 2014. Contact us to arrange a visit. peabodyschool.org
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    0.8 miles
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    (434)220-7330
    0.8PK-12
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 177 students
    4.3 miles
    120 Waldorf Sshool Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434)973-4946
    4.3PK-8
    177
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    42.8 miles
    810 Old Rixeyville Rd
    Culpeper, VA 22701
    (540)825-4208
    42.8PK-8
    184
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    8.5 miles
    Po Box 970
    Troy, VA 22974
    (434)589-3673
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5.0  2/24/2016
Our daughter, a third grader, has attended Peabody School since Kindergarten. We could not be happier with her experience, and ours, at Peabody. We have watched the Peabody motto, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire", come true before our eyes. We have been particularly happy with the individuated learning that takes place - grouping and regrouping of kids not just by subject but by topic - so that everyone has an opportunity to learn exactly what they are ready to learn next. The pace of the curriculum is a good fit for our daughter, keeping her interested and engaged. The "specials" are top-notch - Art, Music, Drama, PE, Technology, Spanish AND French. But the teachers, as always, are really what seal the deal. They are, as a group, superb at what they do, engaged, energetic, creative, and focused. With a supportive administration they are able to create amazing educational experiences - 2nd graders performing Shakespeare, 3rd graders participating in "book clubs, 1st graders leading school meetings - and the list goes on.
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5.0  10/8/2015
Our older one just graduated from Peabody Middle School and our younger one just entered the Middle School there after three years in the Peabody Elementary School. We could not rave more about their Peabody experience. Both have had exceptional teachers: challenging but supportive, creative and committed. The academic program is challenging but the school makes room for lots of fun, outings, participation in off-campus programs. The specials are diverse and appropriate for all skill levels. Outstanding administrators complements great teachers. Both come up with new ideas every year that add to the school spirit and present further opportunities for the children. We could not wish for a better educational experience for our children! And our older one was superbly prepared for HS.
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5.0  5/30/2015
Peabody has been an excellent fit for our two children who were not being challenged at public schools. Teachers are engaging and engaged- willing to redirect classes and spend more time on subjects that students want to explore further, and encouraging children to pursue their individual interests. Although Peabody has a demanding curriculum, teachers are given the latitude to make lessons fun. Example- 2nd Grade Science Class studying physical reactions went outside and dropped Mentos into Diet Coke (and other sodas) to conduct their own, hands-on experiments. Humanities are also weighed heavily and Peabody has top-notch Art, Music and Drama courses.
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