Head of School

Welcome to Carlisle School

I am thrilled and excited to be leading such an outstanding institution of learning. For fifty years Carlisle has provided a challenging, nurturing and supportive learning environment where students receive a quality, well-rounded education. It is an independent school having a college preparatory focus with a curriculum that engages students and prepares them for entry into a global society. From kindergarten through high school, the Carlisle student is guided, encouraged and challenged by talented, dedicated faculty who promote academic excellence, personal integrity and responsible citizenship. The staff is committed to knowing and developing the whole child and recognizes that the most valuable education is one that brings out the best in students, not just academically, but ethically as well. Carlisle teaches the importance of social responsibility and the value of service. Education is student-centered and extends beyond the classroom.

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Carlisle School welcomes the opportunity to meet your child’s educational needs. It offers the following:

  • outstanding teachers who facilitate learning
  • well-developed academic offerings
  • a phenomenal fine arts program
  • strong youth mentoring program
  • small class sizes
  • service learning opportunities
  • collaborative family and community partnerships.

Please explore the information found on our website and feel free to contact me should you have additional questions.

In the words of Jean Piaget, “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.”

Gracie Agnew
Head of School