Focus on Student Learning

Electric Guitars

The seventh grade learned about electromagnetic induction by creating their very own electric guitars from scratch.  This was no easy task.  Groups had to engineer their own solutions to creating the guitar body, tuning pegs, and pickup.  For the pickup, groups had to wind roughly 2 miles of extremely delicate copper wire around a 3" x 0.5" spool before learning how to solder the wire to a guitar jack.  After all their hard work they were able to hook them up to an amp and play a few songs!  

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 


We are very excited for Game Night in the Peabody Batten Building tonight  from 6:30-8 p.m. ! This event is an annual tradition at Peabody, and a fun night for the whole family to enjoy playing familiar games they love and learning new ones, too!

We’ve enhanced Game Night this year with new features (and kept familiar ones), including:

  • Over 20 game tables!

  • A demo of a new game developed in Charlottesville called Chickapig! Brian Calhoun, the creator of the game, will be here to show kids how to play. Kids can also sign up to be part of the Peabody Chickapig team to compete against other schools at a tournament this spring.
  • Food Trucks! The Farm Fresh Fixins food truck is available for dinner and snack options(please remember: no food/drink allowed in the gymnasium).

  • The Book Fair! Final chance to browse and purchase books!

  • Game Swap Table! Bring a game, get a game!! 

And….especially for MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Mr. Corlett will be running a table of Seven Wonders in his classroom, and Mr. Merrick will run a table of poker in his classroom - can you beat them?

  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Peabody Alumni Panel for Middle School Students and Parents  Come hear Peabody Alumni answer all your questions about high school, and then stay to play games with us!

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

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)


02/27-03/03 – Book Fair
03/03 6:30-8:00 PM– Game Night!
03/08 8:15 AM – PPF Meeting (Rescheduled from 03/01, please update your calendars.)
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

Scenes from around Peabody...
1232 Stoney Ridge Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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