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Admissions

Welcome

As one of Virginia’s leading independent schools, Carlisle School transforms curious minds into great leaders. With approximately 350 students, the school blends the intimacy of a safe and positive family atmosphere with exceptional academic and cultural opportunities usually found only at larger schools. 

In the Admissions Office, our goal is to ensure that your family gets to know our school. We invite you to tour our campus, meet our talented faculty and staff, experience our classrooms, and explore the opportunities for the arts and athletics so that you may understand what we are achieving at Carlisle School. 

We are hopeful that your experiences will lead you to join the Carlisle School family. Come share the opportunity expressed in our motto: LEAD. EXCEL. SUCCEED.

For more information contact our Admissions Department at admissions@carlisleschool.org or 276-632-7288 ext 242.

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“Carlisle is important to me because the education given is beyond a typical private school. It is the dream of how education should be, and the character/moral education is helping me raise my daughter into a human being I am so proud of all the way through.”

Michelle Bloomer

Mom to Chloe

“The communications that come out always keep me in the loop and the teachers are absolutely AMAZING with ensuring Cameron is on the path to success. At Carlisle, Cameron has been able to flourish with small class sizes, a nurturing staff that is genuinely connected to each and every student, and the rigorous academics. We are proud to be part of the Carlisle family!”

Ashanti Coles

Mom to Cameron “Cam”

“The student and teacher relationships are special and helped me open up. It makes me feel comfortable and safer, knowing that the teachers are doing everything they can to help the students here succeed.”

Hadden Probst

Student, Class of 2021

“My daughter has been at Carlisle since Kindergarten. She is now in the 8th grade. We love the school because it is more of a family. The teachers care—the staff care. I’m so thankful and appreciative of how this school goes beyond the call of duty for its students. If you want small classes, caring teachers, and a great education, Carlisle School is the place.”

Anishia Johnson

Mom to Destiny

“Carlisle School has allowed our son Ben to flourish over the past two years. Our family believes Carlisle brings out the best of each child by leveraging their individual strengths while promoting kindness and leadership skills.”

Hillary Robinson

Mom to Ben
Manisha Patel

“Carlisle prepared me not only for Virginia Tech but law school and my legal career. I know I wouldn’t be where I am now if it weren’t for the teachers who cared so much about me and my success.”

Manisha P. Patel, Esq.

Class of 2004 Alumna