An independent school education is an investment in the future. James River's educational programming is strongly supported through tuition dollars and generous donations (which are tax-deductible). To preserve the quality of our offerings, tuition costs have been set by our board as outlined below.
Registration Fee: A $500 non-refundable registration fee is due with each student's contract. This fee will be applied to that student's tuition.
Tuition (for 2020-2021)
Kindergarten through 4th Grade: $12,550 per year
Grades 5-8: $12,995 per year
Parents may choose from one of the following three payment plans.
- 100% Tuition and required $525 (see below) fees are due June 15, 2020
- Required fees of $525 (see below) are due June 15, 2020, and
60% of tuition owed plus Plan B service fee of 2% of total tuition owed are due June 15, 2020.
The remaining 40% of tuition owed is due January 15, 2021.
- Required fees of $525 (see below) are due in full by June 15, 2020.
Total tuition owed and the Plan C service fee (5% of total tuition owed) will be due in 10 equal
monthly installments. The first installment is due June 15, 2020.
James River Day School is committed to maintaining a socioeconomically diverse student body and does not want finances to hinder qualified students from applying. We encourage families to apply for admission even if they have questions about their ability to afford full tuition. For families demonstrating need, James River Day School is proud to provide financial assistance to over 27% of currently enrolled families. Please go to our affordability page
for further information.
Additional Annual Fees are due June 15, and are set as follows.
Book and Supply Fee is $200 per student.
Building and Grounds Fee is $300 per student.
Activity Fee is $25 per student.
Bus Transportation to the Bedford/Forest Area
Round Trip is $850 per student for the year.
One Way is $425 per student for the year.
The Children's Center (Fees Payable Monthly)
Morning Care (7:30 - 8:00 a.m.)>
$2.50 per day, per student
Afternoon Care (3:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
$11 per student per day; 10% discount for siblings
$22 per student per early dismissal half day; 10% discount for siblings
Grades 3‐8: $100 ‐ $250 per trimester, depending on usage
$50 charge for each returned check or dishonored payment
The School reserves the right to charge a 1.5% monthly fee on past due balances, in addition to
other interest due on outstanding tuition balances.