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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 258 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,575
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

James River Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1971

Student Body

Total Students
258 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
James River Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
51%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$13,100 per year for k-4 and $13,575 per year for grades 5-8
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions Director
Maryanna Stands

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • Please visit our website for more information (www.jrds.school.org) or contact our Admissions office at (434) 384-7385.
Profile last updated: 07/28/2021

School Reviews

5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 258 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,575
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,882 for elementary schools and $16,570 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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