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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 when needed.

Music, Visual Arts, Drama & Public Speaking

Weekly music and visual arts classes foster confidence in self-expression, while class plays and Declamations throughout the year allow children to develop essential life skills that they will carry with them in high school and well beyond.

Spanish Instruction for All Grade Levels

With Spanish instruction beginning in 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 advanced or Honors 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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1947

Grymes Memorial
School Founded
70 Years & Counting!

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Approximate Size of Our
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14

Average
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7

Student per Teacher Ratio

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Monthly Mashup: November

At Grymes, this was a November to Remember! Our students tackled new challenges in science and engineering while taking us to Neverland (and back!) on stage. Here’s a fun look at what November looked like at Grymes!

 

Engineering Fun

7th Graders were recently put to the test with one of Mrs. Sherman’s Engineering Challenges! The task: work as a team to design and build a structure that can hold at least one book 6 inches off the table using only newspaper and tape. The winning structure held 16 books!

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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.

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