Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Peabody 7th grader James Henter!

On March 9th, James won First Place in the Medicine and Health Science category at the 36th Annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair with his project, "Are Fingerprints Hereditary? A Multi-Generational Analysis of Six Families."

There were over 400 projects at the fair, representing 41 schools in 14 counties. James enjoyed chatting with the many judges and other interested fair attendees during the day-long event. His first place finish includes an award of $100 for classroom use by his science teacher, Kris Chain. With this first-place result, James is now also entered into the prestigious Broadcom Masters national science fair and week-long program.

Good luck,

Knox Daniel at Regional Spelling Bee!

Knox Daniel participated in the regional spelling bee at Albemarle High School last Saturday. Peabody is proud of him for making it through multiple rounds at that level of competition, with strong contestants who had been prior national level participants. Thanks for devoting an early Saturday morning to an academic challenge, Knox!

Claire Newman shines at Math Competition!

Congratulations to Claire Newman who won second place at the annual GEM (Girls Excelling in Math) Competition last weekend! This is the second year in a row that Claire has placed in the top three. We are proud of you!

Parent Information Center

  • West City Soccer Spring Registration
    Registration has begun for West City Soccer's winter session at Peabody School. Classes are held on Monday afternoons from 3:15-4:15 and begin on Monday, March 20th. See this registration form for more details. Forms are due by Monday, March 13th.
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  • Nano Days at UVA 
    NanoDays at UVA 2017, in conjunction with Uva’s Engineering Open House will be on Saturday, March 18th from 9am-3pm. Please mark your calendars and bring the whole family for a day on excitement and fun!  This family-friendly, fun and free event will be at Wilsdorf Hall on Whitehead Road opposite the football stadium.  All ages can enjoy hands-on nano, giant nanotubes, lab tours, nano games, design competition and the popular Oobleck pit! Detailed information here:
  • Kings Dominion Festival of Music (Middle School Students)
    On May 5th, all students in the middle school will travel to Kings Dominion for the Festival of Music. The middle school String Orchestra and Concert Band will perform in the park followed by an afternoon of fun for everyone! Students who are not performing will come and observe their peers as well as other student ensembles. We will need a few chauffeurs for the day to help transport students to and from Kings Dominion. There will be more detailed information sent out in the coming weeks as well as a chaperone sign up sheet. Thank you for supporting your student’s musical endeavors!


An enormous thank you to the incredible volunteers who made our school’s annual Game Night so awesome last Friday night!!

We are tremendously grateful to our wonderful, tireless GameMasters, without whom Game Night simply wouldn’t happen. Many thanks to Julie Bird, Marc Breton, Brian Calhoun (the creator of Chickapig!), Rodd Dorman, Renee Fuller, Dan Goff, Heather Grunden, Ioline Henter, Janine Jakim, Julie Jones, Marci Ledlow, Heather Nielsen, Aaron Olowin, Karen Orlando, Randy Rodgers, Jessica Sikes-Dorman, Kristen Singh, Mike Smith, John Teixeira, Miranda Watson, Diane Wyatt, and Robin Zimnick.

Big thanks to faculty members Jeff Corlett and Tolly Merrick for taking on the middle school gamers! Additional thanks goes to a special handful of people who graciously filled in where needed by hosting games, covering breaks, and manning the book swap table: Marianne Kish, Leah Cole, and high school senior Hollis Ledlow.

Special thanks also goes to the super set-up crew: Ioline Henter and Kelly Garrett; 7th graders James Henter, Brady Garrett, Knox Daniel, Kate Wermter, and Liam Schenck; 5th graders Rudy Garrett and Mary Emma Wermter; and 4th grader Marley Dorman. And huge thanks to the official cleanup crew--Robert Rose and Nathan Van Hooser--as well as to the many others who stepped in to transform the game arena back into a spacious gym! Your help was greatly appreciated!

Three cheers for Travis Miller for all his assistance before, during and after Game Night!!!

And to Diane Krehmeyer for her gracious support behind the scenes, and Veronica Torres for taking photographs.

Lastly, thank you to all of the families who came out to support this event – you are the BEST.

Sara Daniel & Shannon Walsh,
Game Night co-chairs

Alumni Panel
Transition to High School 

Huge thanks to our fabulous panel of Peabody alumni who spoke to a packed classroom of 7th and 8th grade students and parents last Friday prior to Game Night.  We appreciated their taking the time to share their experiences, and we hope all our alumni come back to see us again soon!  

From left to right:  Davida Rimm-Kaufman (CHS), Lucia Crosby (CHS), Jayce Rodriguez (Mary Baldwin College/Program for the Exceptionally Gifted), Yanni Raymond (Renaissance), Ian Le (AHS/MESA program), Will Krehmeyer (MHS/HMSA program), Thurston Whitlow (CHS) and Marieke Leliveld (MHS/HMSA program)

Grandparents and Special Friends Day (3/31)

Peabody is excited to be hosting Grandparents and Special Friends Day on Friday, March 31st from 9AM to 12PM for our Lower School students (K-5). In anticipation of a great turnout, we are looking for volunteers to assist in the successful execution of the day! The schedule for the day is being finalized, but if you know you have interest in helping, please send an email to Peabody’s Director of Development, Vaughan Clark at

Neighbors 4 Neighbors

The Neighbors 4 Neighbors school food drive is underway! Peabody is once again participating in the annual community and school wide food drive entitled the Neighbors 4 Neighbors School Food Drive.  All donations will be given to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  Donation barrels can be found at both entrances of the school and boxes will be placed at the door to each classroom. Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 24th.  Click here for more information. 

Support Peabody School 

Thank you to everyone (donor roll) who has already made a gift! 

We are aiming for 100% participation from our families.

For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Vaughan Clark at

Peabody Parent Forum (PPF)


03/23 5PM-8 PM – Spirit Night at Zoe’s Kitchen
04/11 6:30 PM – PPF Meeting (evening meeting)
05/26 8:15  AM– PPF Meeting

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1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-6901
Fax: (434) 296-5751