Located in Martinsville, VA, 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 give teachers the ability to focus on each student. Each student's uniqueness is recognized and fostered, helping to grow their self-esteem so they can reach their true potential in the classroom, stage, or athletic arena. Our small class sizes give teachers the ability to focus on each student. Each student's uniqueness is recognized and fostered, helping to 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 pre-kindergarten 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 participate in specialty classes on music, STEAM, 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.
Carlisle School is an independent college preparatory school that provides a positive, safe environment for academic excellence and character development while embracing diversity and preparing our students to become leaders as citizens in a global society.
At Carlisle School, developing leaders and giving them the tools to excel and succeed are our primary goals. At age three, our students are encouraged and equipped to cultivate strong inner confidence in a safe and nurturing environment. We celebrate the uniqueness of every student. Our curriculum and instructional practices are designed to meet students' individual physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs.
As we prepare our students for higher education, we are also preparing them for life. Academically strong programs provide a forum of inquiry and opportunities to develop critical thinking and reasoning skills. These are balanced by school-wide practices that encourage diversity and foster personal integrity, mutual respect, and self-esteem development.