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Carlbrook School

Private | 9-12 | 90 students

Rigorous Academics and College Placement
 
 

 
 

Living in Halifax

Situated in a rural neighborhood. The median home value is $121,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $541.

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014

Carlbrook provided our son with a great intellectual and emotional education. The staff is dedicated, the standards are high and our son had the skills he needed to go on a get a great college education. In addition it provided our family with a foundation of interacting in a positive way that we carry with us and use some seven years later. It took a lot of courage for us to choose Carlbrrok as a next step for our son and we have been foreever grateful to the school and its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

Several Carlbrook students visited our church to perform in our Christmas program by singing and playing hand chimes. ALL of the students were extremely polite and very talented. They seemed to be very happy children and we enjoyed fellowship with them. They did an awesome job!


Posted September 10, 2012

Please do your research before sending your child to Carlbrook School: Google, fornits, reddit, troubled teen industry.


Posted February 20, 2012

Our son was an good student in his freshman year in high school. He started smoking pot and K2, missing classes, and his grades degraded during his sophmore year. He had a number of car accidents. When confronted he evidenced a fierce sense of entitlement, was overly defiant, began lying, and sneaking out of the house at night. He refused to actively participate in counseling and we hit the point where we were walking on egg shells around our home and neither one of us could sleep at night. We had him escorted to Second Nature and researched every school we could find before selecting Carlbrook. We are extremely pleased with our choice. For the first time in more than a year we are sleeping soundly at night. Carlbrook has turned our son around. The school and programs instilled responsibility, accountability and a sense of purpose in our son. He is self-confident and recently received a very significant scholarship to a very good school. All of our conversations now end with "I love you and I miss you." He is a pleasure to be around and we trust him once again. I highly recommend this school for your consideration without hesitations or qualificaiton whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

Our child is bright, talented, accomplished, and, until she turned 16, was highly motivated. For a host of reasons, she began experimenting with drugs, became addicted and quickly lost control of her life. Poor decisions became the norm; she lost interest in her sport, school and family. It became crystal clear to us that she needed to leave the environment she was in, so we set out to find the right place for her to heal. She needed a strong therapeutic setting, but she also needed to be challenged academically (she was already taking AP level courses in all subjects). She needed rules, but we wanted her to be in an appealing (not an austere) environment. We wanted to be with her, but we knew she needed to be with others--and we wanted them to be sharp, dedicated and loving. We searched and searched the internet for the right school, asked everyone we could, and tasked our ed consultant with making the right match. It came down to one late-night internet search to led us to Carlbrook, and we thank God. It possesses the characteristics were sought, in spades. It is expensive, yes. But it is money well spent if it saves our daughter, and we believe it has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

Our daughter is about to graduate from Carlbrook. It has been a great experience for our whole family. She has grown up and matured in ways we couldn't have achieved here in our community. She has gotten in to some great colleges/universities and is looking forward to her future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Was your son or daughter once an excellent student? Were they just as bright as could be? Have things gone off the rails in the last few years? You're wondering what has happened to your high-achieving teen? The Carlbrook School will help your child rediscover their drive and excellence. They did it for my son. He was careening out of control and failing classes. Now he has been accepted to a number of great universities and is excited about his life. You can find much about the school on their website. Here's what you won't find. They will get you involved and change you too. You and your child will cry buckets of tears together and you will re-connect. They run a tight ship but, mostly, they really love your kid. Carlbrook changed our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 4% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 0% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Grant Price, Dean of Admissions
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Multi-aged
  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Music room
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Intramurals
Girls sports
  • Intramurals

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Host and Attend Regional Parent Meetings
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Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 4%
4 year college - 95%
Military - 1%
Vocational - 0%
Workforce - 0%
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P.O. Box 755
Halifax, VA 24558
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Phone: (434) 476-2406

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