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.


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.


Year Founded 70 Years and Counting!


Number of Students Age 3 – Grade 8


Average Class Size


Students per Teacher on Average


The Latest Happenings

Look Up.

A poem written by the class of 2019

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Winter Windup!

There’s no hibernating during the winter at Grymes! Our students have been busy – watch and see!


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

Early Learners

Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten


Lower School

Grades 1 - 4


Upper School

Grades 5 - 8


Enroll your Child

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: Request Information

Click here to get in touch with us through our inquiry form. We’ll be in touch within 24 hours to introduce ourselves to you and answer your questions.

Step 2: Tour the School

The best way to get to know Grymes is to watch the magic in action with a visit to our campus! Tours can be scheduled at your convenience. Click to schedule yours!

Step 3: Student Visit

After you submit an online application, we’ll invite your child to join us as a student for the day. Click to submit your child’s application and let’s coordinate calendars!


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