Carlisle School

  • 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.

School News

  • Students from Beijing Visit Carlisle - 10/17/2019 - Ten middle school students from New Epoch School in Beijing, China, were guests at Carlisle School to experience American culture and plan for their futures through Carlisle`s Cultural Exchange Camp.
  • Carlisle School's New Tower Garden - 10/04/2019 - This fall, students at Carlisle School have a new opportunity for hands-on educational experiences. Through the support of generous donors, the school has purchased a Tower Garden aeroponic growing system. ...moreThe Tower Garden system is an essential part of Carlisle`s school-wide STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) initiative.hide
  • Carlisle Hosts International Summer Camp - 08/01/2019 - This summer Carlisle School was honored to host a camp for visiting students and faculty from Shijiazhuang No. 1 High School in China. A total of 27 youth and three ...moreadult leaders stayed in the Martinsville-Henry County area for one week during their tour of the Mid-Atlantic United States which also included Washington D.C. and New York City. This is the second time that Carlisle has hosted an international summer camp.hide
  • AP Scholar Award Winners - 08/05/2019 - In May of this year, high school students from around the world took AP exams presented by The College Board. Test results were recently announced in July. The AP Program ...morerecognized high school students as AP Scholars who demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams. AP awards and recognitions are academic distinctions that recipients can include on their rsum and college applications.hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSchool resource specialist is available for one-on-one guidance.
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students326 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Carlisle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Classes: Calculus, Chemistry, English, English Literature, European History, Psychology, Statistics, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo and khaki pants required on special days)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,500
Tuition NotesDay student tuition ranges from $2,450-$13,500 and boarding tuition is $25,000.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSandy Bailey
Admissions AssociateLindsay Favero

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

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.

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