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About Grymes

Situated on forty-two beautiful acres overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in historic Orange, Virginia, Grymes Memorial School is a private, coeducational day-school offering programs in junior kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Hands-On Active Learning Environment

Our innovative curriculum emphasizes learning by doing at all grade levels. Through active learning, students engage with material meaningfully and find confidence in their achievements.

Small Class Sizes

With an average class size of 14 and a student to staff ratio of 7 to 1, students are given the individualized attention they need to meet challenges with encouragement and support.

Emphasis on the Arts

Weekly music and visual arts classes foster confidence in self-expression, while class plays and Declamations throughout the year allow children to develop important public speaking skills.

Character-Driven Community

Our core values of respect, responsibility, kindness and honor (or honesty) set the stage for a warm and loving school family.

1947

Year Founded 70 Years and Counting!

150

Number of Students Age 3 – Grade 8

14

Average Class Size

7

Students per Teacher on Average

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Our Program

It is our goal to develop well-rounded tenacious thinkers, skillful writers and confident speakers who grow to become intellectually curious young adults. At every grade level Grymes students are given the challenges, opportunities and support they need to find their voice, discover their talents and find joy in learning.

Early Learners

Early Learners

Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten View Details
LOWER SCHOOL

LOWER SCHOOL

Grades 1 - 4 View Details
UPPER SCHOOL

UPPER SCHOOL

Grades 5 - 8 View Details
Early Learners

Early Learners

Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Starting at age 3, our youngest students enjoy hands-on play-based learning that lays the foundation for essential reading, writing and math skills.

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LOWER SCHOOL

LOWER SCHOOL

Grades 1 - 4

Small class sizes and a creative, hands-on curriculum means that students find joy in discovery.

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UPPER SCHOOL

UPPER SCHOOL

Grades 5 - 8

In the Upper School Grymes students hit their stride as they engage in a rigorous program that both supports – and challenges – them as they find their voice.

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Enroll Your Child

We can’t wait to welcome you to Grymes! Our Admissions team will guide you through the enrollment process to make each step as convenient and worry-free as possible. Any questions along the way? Call 540-672-1010. We’re happy to help!

Step 1 - Complete an Inquiry Form

Get in touch with us through our inquiry form. After we hear from you, we will be in touch within 24 hours to introduce ourselves to you and answer your questions.

Step 2 - Tour the School

The best way to learn about Grymes is to visit the school and see our children and teachers in action! Tours can be scheduled at your convenience, but we often recommend visiting in the morning to see our classroom magic at work.

Step 3 - Submit an Application

After you submit your completed online application, we’ll be in touch to schedule a student visit.

Let’s get started!