Carlbrook School

     Tel: (434)476-2406
Grades: 9 - 12 | 105 students
Carlbrook School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory therapeutic boarding school located on 200 acres (0.81 km2) in Halifax, Virginia.
The school serves approximately 100 students in grades 9-12 and is nonsectarian in orientation.
Admission to Carlbrook is selective, focusing primarily on students of high aptitude and potential who have struggled academically or socially in previous educational environments.
To date, Carlbrook School has graduated almost 700 alumni, many of which have gone on to graduate from or are currently enrolled in highly regarded academic institutions located across the country and around the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Educational Records Bureau
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 105 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Carlbrook School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Calculus, Chemistry, French Language, Latin: Vergil, Physics, Spanish Language  
Average SAT score 1842
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Business Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 15%
Admissions Director Grant Price
Admissions Associate Jessica Whitlow


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ceramics, Chorus, Community Service, Community Service, Dance/Theatre, Flag Football, Instrumental Music, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Softball, Student Government Ceramics, Chorus, Dance/Theatre, Flag Football, Community Service,
Community Service,
Instrumental Music,
Intramural Basketball,
Intramural Soccer,
Intramural Softball,
Student Government,

School Notes:

The mission of Carlbrook School is to provide resources that help bright, underachieving students turn challenges into opportunities - in other words, to assist students and families that were previously struggling academically and socially and allow them to regain focus and go on to pursue mainstream secondary and collegiate academics. The founding Board of Regents of Carlbrook School share firm the conviction that character education is a potent modality that can make indelible positive impressions on students not performing to their potential, particularly when incorporated in an overall curriculum designed to stimulate intellectual, social, and personal development. Based in large part on our collective experience, we are committed to the creation and maintenance of an educational environment that promotes and facilitates problem solving, time management, prioritization, intellectual curiosity, self-discovery and physical fitness.

Our belief is that a college preparatory school must provide realistic preparation for the social as well as the academic challenges of a college or university. As such, Carlbrook School provides its students with a rich, varied and challenging curriculum designed to stimulate curiosity, inspire exploration of unfamiliar disciplines, and make continual progress toward explicit academic and personal goals. All coursework focuses on helping students learn to think both methodically and conceptually, while introducing them to topics typically reserved for collegiate study. Course selections include three foreign languages, advanced math and science courses, a wide variety of English and literature offerings, and an interdisciplinary physical education and health curriculum. Additional selections include national and world history, classics and humanities, social sciences and philosophy. The school also offers multiple classes in the fine arts as well as several AP and dual-enrollment courses for those students whose abilities and achievement warrant such participation.

The environment at Carlbrook School affords us a unique opportunity to provide intensive therapeutic support from a variety of angles on a daily basis, and allows us to create a climate conducive to academic and personal achievement. Building healthy relationships both with and among our students is central to the therapeutic approach at Carlbrook.  It is this relational model that is at the core of how we facilitate growth and change.  Rapport and hard work allow for the trust and self-acceptance that are so critical to the development of young minds, particularly those that are skeptical of the status quo. Emphasis is placed on enhancing student confidence and encouraging the development of self-discipline, motivation, interpersonal skills, prioritization and healthy peer interaction.Family participation also remains a critical component of programming, with increased opportunities for parents to interact with their children throughout the course of their enrollment. Frequent family visits to campus, as well as the addition of several conferences for parents creates an increased atmosphere for familial involvement and growth, believed to significantly impact the overall success of students following graduation from Carlbrook.

Carlbrook School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Council for Private Education, and is a member of the Secondary School Admission Test Board the Small Boarding Schools Association, and the Educational Records Bureau.

Profile last updated: 07/06/2014

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