From 1979 onward, James River Day School has been fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). The accreditation process requires the School to undergo a full review of all its policies, procedures, and programming at regular intervals, which includes site visits and documentation reviews by VAIS representatives.
As VAIS notes on their website:
The accreditation process for VAIS has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education Committee (VCPE) on Accreditation as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education. At the international level, the VAIS accreditation process is recognized by the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). Universities and colleges throughout the country recognize VAIS accreditation, and VAIS is recognized by the College Board as an accrediting body for secondary schools located in Virginia. While the United States Department of Education can only recognize bodies for higher and adult education, VAIS accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Government for such purposes as certification by the Immigration and Naturalization Service for foreign students and access to military academies and programs.