News & Events

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing Policy

The decision to close school due to inclement weather is made as early as possible. The announcement of closing or delayed opening or other emergencies is carried over radio and television stations, sent out by the ParentPortal Alert System and posted on the Carlisle website. Television stations carrying announcements are WFMY-2, WDBJ-7, WSLS-10, and WSET-13. […]

Carlisle Ranked as Best School in VA Under $14,000

Carlisle School is currently ranked as the best K-12 independent school in Virginia with tuition under $14,000 by Niche. Niche is a website dedicated to compiling data to create a comprehensive ranking system for every school in the U.S. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, and student […]

Cross Country Dedicates “The Grove”

Carlisle School is honoring the namesake of its new cross country course, The Grove, with an inaugural Family Fun 5K on November 11th. The Grove is named after the late Irving Minter Groves, Jr., who allowed Carlisle to use his property adjacent to campus for a cross country course. Winding through Groves’ wooded property is […]

Festival of Trees

Please join us for a festive evening of holiday performances, class projects for sale, silent auction, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Carlisle Stands By Teacher with Lupus

In March 2016, Paige Swanson, a preschool teacher at the Carlisle School Danville Campus, was diagnosed with Lupus. But Swanson wasn’t going to let that get in the way of the job she loved. And the faculty, staff and parents at Carlisle wanted to make sure they did everything to help her. “Once doctors reached […]

2017 Graduation Ceremony

Thirty-three seniors graduated from Carlisle School Friday evening during its 44th commencement exercises. The class of 2017 amassed more than $4.6 million in merit scholarships, and were accepted to 76 colleges and universities in 19 states plus the UK and Canada. The graduating class included 22 honor graduates who achieved a cumulative grade point average […]

An International Mindset

As a traditional Chinese dragon puppet wove its way through the halls of Carlisle and students chatted in foreign languages, one wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Carlisle is an international school. The dragon, egg rolls served in the gazebo, and Chinese decorations adorning the school buildings were all part of a Chinese New Year celebration […]

5th Grade Exposition

This year’s 5th grade Exposition, “May the Force Be With You,” explored the relationship between force and motion in our universe. Students worked in groups to conduct research, record their data, create written and verbal presentations, and design digital portfolios.

Forum: A Rite of Passage

By the time Carlisle students enter college, writing research papers is second nature. It has been ingrained in them since Lower School. But there is one research paper that stands out for most students, and that is Eighth Grade Forum. Anyone who has attended Carlisle for the eighth grade is familiar with the countdown to Forum, mainly the dreaded presentations. Twenty- four eighth graders survived […]

Caleb Tisdale Named a Jefferson Scholar

Caleb Tisdale, a senior at Carlisle School, was selected to receive the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia. This prestigious scholarship is intended to cover the entire cost of attendance plus supplemental enrichment programs for four years at the university. It is awarded by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation to students after a rigorous selection […]