School News

Vote For Carlisle School

This is the last week to cast your vote in Virginia Living Magazine’s “Best of Virginia” Reader’s Choice Poll. Be sure to visit and click on the Southwest Virginia region to vote for Carlisle School in #52 (Best Preschool) and #53 (Best Independent School). Thanks in advance for showing your support of Carlisle!

School Choice Week

Students at Carlisle are celebrating School Choice Week and sharing all the reasons why they LOVE our school!

Having a variety of options in education is crucial, because what works well for one child may not work well for another! School choice ensures that students can find a learning environment that allows them to be inspired, successful, and most importantly happy!

We are so thankful for all the parents and students who have chosen Carlisle School as the right fit for them. Thank you for being part of our Carlisle Family!

Carlisle is currently enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year, so please help spread the word.

Cheer on the Chiefs

Carlisle is now streaming all home basketball games for fans to enjoy LIVE. Visit Carlisle School’s YouTube channel to see past games and subscribe to watch upcoming games

  • Friday, January 29 @ 6 pm - Boys vs Roanoke Catholic

  • Saturday, January 30 @ 2:30 pm - Girls vs Eastern Mennonite

Check out this article on Carlisle athletes playing at the next level.

In Memoriam

Mr. L. Dudley Walker (1930-2021) was one of Carlisle School’s founding fathers. He served on the board of trustees for more than 30 years and had children and grandchildren who attended and graduated from Carlisle. He remained an active member of the Carlisle family for the remainder of his lifetime. Mr. Walker left an incredible legacy for the Martinsville-Henry County area and Carlisle School. We are forever grateful for his contributions, and he will be missed. Read more and see his tribute wall.

Carlisle Together - A Charity Auction for the Children

Hosted annually for the past 51 years, the auction is one of Carlisle School’s longest-standing traditions and also our biggest fundraiser event. Since we cannot gather in person this year we are going to keep to tradition alive through a virtual, online event! We have more than 110 items to bid on and new items are being added daily!

Carlisle is a non-profit, 501(c)3 independent school and does not receive any state funding. Every dollar raised at this event helps Carlisle provide a challenging curriculum in a nurturing learning environment where children will grow academically and socially.

How to Participate

Step 1: Order Your Bidding Pass and help us move towards our fundraising target (shown on the main page of the auction website).

If you do not wish to bid in the auction but still want to see that thermometer expand, you can make a donation on the main page of the auction website. You can also purchase Auction Bucks to give as gifts or become a sponsor.

Step 2: Browse the item catalog. Click on items and use the star icon to mark your favorites. Clicking the star will help you find favorite items easier during the event. Do check back often as new items are added daily!

Step 3: Bidding opens at 8:00 am on Monday, February 22nd. That evening at 6:30 pm we’ll broadcast an auction preview show, hosted by Carlisle Alums Ainsley Johnston ‘05 and Pres Garrett ‘04 who will share about the many exciting items available.

You can continue bidding on silent auction items throughout the week until 6:59 pm on Saturday, February 27th.

Step 4: Tune in and watch. At 6:30 pm on February 27th, guest hosts will present an update on our fundraising totals so far and give an advance peek at some of the live auction items that will be offered later in the evening.

Stay-tuned for the main event at 7:00 pm when Dean Johnston and Phil Garrett co-host our main auction broadcast. During this show ten special items will be auctioned live on the air! It will be a fun event, appropriate for the whole family, and you don’t want to miss it!

Every dollar raised will support the programs at Carlisle which help students learn to lead, excel, and succeed. Please join us!

Review of Dates & Times

February 22 @ 8:00 am - Online Auction Opens for Bidding
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - Silent Auction Preview Show
February 27 @ 6:30 pm - Live Auction Preview Show
February 27 @ 6:59 pm - Bidding for Silent Auction Items Ends
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - Live Auction Show & Bidding

View Catalog & Order Bidding Pass

Thank You!

Thank you to Kings Grant for serving as our 2021 business sponsor. Visit their newly redesigned website at

Thank you to the many families who have helped to support Carlisle School this year through financial donations. Click to see a full list of supporters.

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