About Carlisle School

Lead. Excel. Succeed. Not every child can earn straight A’s. Not every child can dunk a basketball. Not every child can sing beautifully on a stage in front of an audience. But 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.

Located in Martinsville, VA, with a satellite elementary campus in nearby Danville, 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.

Our small class sizes in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools give teachers the ability to focus on each individual student. The uniqueness of each student is recognized and fostered, helping 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. 221, or via email at admissions@carlisleschool.org. We look forward to welcoming you to this truly remarkable institution.

 

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