James River Day School

5039 Boonsboro Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24503-0245
Tel: (434)384-7385
Grades: K-8 | 267 students
James River Day School cherishes children and challenges them to become scholars, leaders, and citizens for the 21st century in a community of academic excellence.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 267 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade James River Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $9,600
Tuition Notes $9600 for k-4 and $9990 for grades 5-8
Admissions Director Kirstin McHenry
Admissions Associate Ann F. Parker


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After-school Art, After-school Chorus, Chess, Girls on the Run, Middle School Drama, Soccer Club - 3rd and 4th graders Chess, After-school Art,
After-school Chorus,
Girls on the Run,
Middle School Drama,
Soccer Club - 3rd and 4th graders,

School Notes:

  • Please visit our website for more information (www.jamesriverdayschool.org) or contact our Director of Enrollment, Kirstin McHenry, at (434) 455-4763.

Profile last updated: 09/17/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Rivermont School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rivermont School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Cross Regional Catholic School (3.4 miles away)
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  • Lynchburg
    Rivermont School
    Special Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 48 students
    2.2 miles
    3024 Forest Hills Cir
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: 9-12 | 245 students
    2.2 miles
    400 VES Road
    Lynchburg, VA 24503
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 215 students
    3.4 miles
    2125 Langhorne Road
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: K-12 | 352 students
    3.4 miles
    122 Fleetwood Dr
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: PK-KG | 79 students
    4.2 miles
    1071 Woodberry Square Pl
    Lynchburg, VA 24502

School Reviews

The academic program is very strong. The teachers are excellent, creating a challenging and supportive environment where children love learning. Small class sizes. Foreign language (Spanish or French) begins in Kindergarten. Music, art and PE are taught in every grade. Sports begin in 5th grade. No SOLs. The academics are the best in town, but more importantly the students are happy, caring, and kind.
- Posted by Parent, 11/16/15

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