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 when needed.

Music, Visual Arts, Drama & Public Speaking

The Grymes curriculum offers a wealth of opportunities for self-expression. Music and visual arts classes weekly, class plays and Declamations throughout the year allow children to discover talents and develop skills that they will carry with them throughout their live

Spanish Instruction for All Grade Levels

With Spanish instruction as early as Pre-Kindergarten, Grymes students are introduced to Spanish vocabulary, grammar, geography and culture from an early age. By graduation, Grymes students have completed a full year of high school level Spanish and often place into second year Spanish at the secondary level.

Integrated Technology for 21st Century Learning

Smartboards, laptop carts, technology lab and a 1:1 student:device ratio in the Upper School are incredible teaching tools that help us to prepare our students to succeed at the secondary level – and beyond – in a digital world.


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Campus Happenings

Name That Book! Making Readers Stars

Reading for the joy of reading. It’s one of the many special highlights of a Grymes education. Of course, learning to read and reading to learn are both essential components to any elementary school’s curriculum and program; but truly loving to read for fun, that’s something that’s unique to Grymes. Read more

Kick Up Your Boots for the Grymes Auction!

Get your dancin’ shoes on and join us for a night of live music, dancing, and lively bidding at The Inn at Willow Grove on Saturday, March 25th! Read more


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


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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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Grades 1 - 4

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

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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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Join the Grymes Family

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 - Complete a Submission

A submission includes the completed online application, a Teacher Recommendation and a Transcript from your child’s current school.

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