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At James River Day School, students learn life-long habits of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Our graduates communicate effectively -- in writing, in person, and online. Our graduates think critically, are well-read, and learn to work collaboratively. Our graduates have played sports and expressed their creativity through music, drama, and art. Our graduates have served in the community. Our graduates have developed good character and possess integrity, curiosity, responsibility, and compassion.

JRDS students experience dynamic, challenging learning every day at school. Outside of the classroom, our students experience our region's culture and history through field trips and special guests. Our school serves as a community leader in education and parenting, hosting special events with nationally known speakers. James River Day School regularly partners with Forte Chamber Music, Randolph College, The Academy Center of the Arts, Opera on the James, and others to promote the arts in our school and community, because we believe the arts are integral to a complete education.
students problem-solve to create a STEAM project at James River Day SchoolAt the core of our school is an extraordinary faculty and staff, professionals who are caring, innovative, and deeply committed to the students.

At James River Day School, our students thrive because they are part of a learning environment where each student matters. In this safe, nurturing, and challenging environment, our students grow to their fullest potential.

Please come visit James River Day School to see for yourself how our students learn, lead, and make a difference.