James River Day School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students243 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade James River Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,475
Tuition Notes$11,860 per year for k-4 and $12,475 per year for grades 5-8
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions DirectorMaryanna Stands

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Girls on the Run

Arts and Music Programs:
After-school Art, After-school Chorus, Middle School Drama

School Notes

  • Please visit our website for more information (www.jrds.school.org) or contact our Admissions office at (434) 384-7385.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to James River Day School is Rivermont School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Childrens House (3.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lynchburg
    Rivermont School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 71 students
    2.2 miles
    3024 Forest Hills Cir
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
    (434) 947-4697
    2.2 1-12
    71
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: 9-12 | 260 students
    2.2 miles
    400 VES Road
    Lynchburg, VA 24503
    (434) 385-3600
    2.2 9-12
    260
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: PK-1 | 34 students
    3.1 miles
    1400 Lakeside Drive, Unit B
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
    (434) 528-3216
    3.1 PK-1
    34
  • Lynchburg
    New Covenant Schools
    Special Program Emphasis (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 424 students
    3.4 miles
    122 Fleetwood Dr
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
    (434) 841-9017
    3.4 PK-12
    424
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: PK-5 | 101 students
    4.2 miles
    1071 Woodberry Square Pl
    Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 525-0061
    4.2 PK-5
    101

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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