James River Day School

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Mission Statement

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.

At James River Day School, our students...

As Scholars

read and write well.
think mathematically.
develop skills needed to pursue scientific research and engineering.
use technology for research and presentation.
approach learning with intellectual curiosity and dedication.
tackle challenging problems with creativity and precision.
employ multiple perspectives in research and analysis.
engage in strategic and critical thinking, experimentation and creative hands-on learning.

As Leaders

listen carefully and collaborate with others.
are innovative and seek multiple solutions to challenges.
are honest and promote a sense of fair play.
seek additional responsibility, and fulfill responsibilities cheerfully.
stand up for what’s right and confront injustice.

As Citizens

develop the ability to see and respect multiple viewpoints.
develop the skills and flexibility necessary to thrive in a changing world.
connect and contribute to the local and global communities.
are good stewards of the environment.
practice tolerance through the appreciation of diverse cultures, styles and opinions in our school, community, nation and the world.

(Board of Trustees endorsed, 10/12/11.)