JRDS at a Glance
In 2023-2024, we currently serve 240 students with an average class size of 14.
More than 53% of our faculty have advanced degrees.
Our school community includes students from Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Big Island, Concord, Evington, Forest, Goode, Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Pamplin, and Rustburg.
Daily bus transportation is available. Please contact the school for details.
Beginning in kindergarten, children take classes in art, library, music, PE, and Spanish or French with expert faculty.
Fourth grade- students are introduced to playing band and orchestra instruments.
Students in fifth through eighth grades have a faculty advisor, who supports them throughout middle school.
High School Credits
Students have the opportunity to earn high school credits in Algebra I and II, Earth Science, French I, and Spanish I and II.
Students and teachers live by the six pillars of Character Counts: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Middle school students also adhere to an honor code.
Our athletic programs provide opportunities for all students in grades 5-8 to be part of a team. Students at this level have a wide range of abilities that will change as they grow; we endeavor to provide a program that is inclusive and developmentally appropriate.
Students have a choice of sports in each of the three seasons.
Fall Season: Soccer, Cross Country, and Girls' Volleyball
Winter Season: Boys' Basketball and Girls' Basketball
Spring Season: Boys' Lacrosse and Girls' Lacrosse