Located in Martinsville, VA, Carlisle School sets the standard in our region for excellence in education.
We provide a nurturing yet challenging learning environment where children will grow academically and socially. Discover the difference that Carlisle School will make for your family by contacting our Admissions Office at (276) 632-7288, ext. 242, or via email at admissions@carlisleschool.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to this truly remarkable institution.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 326 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Carlisle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
School resource specialist is available for one-on-one guidance.
Year Founded
1968

Student Body

Total Students
326 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
88%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Carlisle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Classes: Calculus, Chemistry, English, English Literature, European History, Psychology, Statistics, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Polo and khaki pants required on special days)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day student tuition ranges from $2,450-$13,500 and boarding tuition is $25,000.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandy Bailey
Admissions Associate
Lindsay Favero

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art Club, CHILL, Coding Club, Interact Club, Literary Magazine, Recycling Club, Robotics Club, Strategic Gaming, Student Council Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Dance, Piano, Violin Lessons, Voice Lessons, Zip Zap Zop

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate, Running Club

School Notes

  • Located in Martinsville, VA, Carlisle School sets the standard in our region for excellence in education. We provide a nurturing yet challenging learning environment where children will grow academically and socially. Every child can learn to lead. And our program is designed to help each of our students find a fitting path to leadership, excellence, and success.
  • Our small class sizes give teachers the ability to focus on each individual student. The uniqueness of each student is recognized and fostered, helping to grow their self-esteem so they can reach their true potential in the classroom, stage, or athletic arena.
  • We strive to develop critical thinking and reasoning to prepare our students for their college years and beyond. From preschool to their senior year, we guide their curiosity and fuel their desire to learn through discovery- and project-based learning. Textbooks are not our only resource. Through technology-enhanced lessons, research papers, interdisciplinary projects, and immersive studies, our students are challenged to apply their knowledge in real-life scenarios.  
  • At Carlisle School, students not only excel in the classroom but in all areas of development, from arts and athletics to civic-mindedness and leadership. Starting in the Lower School, students take part in specialty classes on music, computer, dance, science, and Spanish. As the students progress through the grades, they are given more varied choices in their extracurricular options, allowing them to explore their interests and develop a deeper understanding of a particular subject.
  • In addition to physical education classes that begin in preschool, team sports are offered on both junior varsity and varsity levels. Our athletics program is not exclusive. No previous experience or try-outs are necessary, giving students the freedom to find their niche. The same applies to the arts at Carlisle School. No student will be turned away from participating in a play, the band or choir. All doors are open to our students, allowing them to thrive.
  • Further, we offer an International Boarding Program for a sizable group of international students who live in school facilities or with host families. This cultural variety adds to the richness of the academic experience for all students.
  • Carlisle School graduates go on to distinguish themselves at the very finest colleges and universities. The skills and traits they develop while attending our school serve them well as they seek opportunities to contribute to their communities as adults.
  • Discover the difference that Carlisle School will make for your family by contacting our Admissions Office at (276) 632-7288, ext. 242, or via email at admissions@carlisleschool.org. We look forward to welcoming you to this truly remarkable institution.
Profile last updated: 01/27/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Carlisle School truly shaped me into the individual I am today. Small class sizes allowed me to connect with my peers and better understanding the instruction being delivered in class. However, in addition to that, it created long lasting bonds between my peers and myself. While we may not speak to each other daily, we still keep in touch with one another. The faculty members there are phenomenal and truly go the extra mile to ensure your success inside the classroom and outside.
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5  
Carlisle provides many opportunities to be involved in clubs, sports, arts as well as promotes an environment to excel in the classroom. In addition to academics, they also provide options for exciting cultural experiences and trips. Teachers really encourage students to progress and work hard, which greatly benefited me in college.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 326 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,500
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,803 for elementary schools and $16,566 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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