LAUNCHING LEARNERS A Grymes education launches a lifetime love of learning.

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 15 and a student to staff ratio of 6 to 1, students are given the individualized attention they need to meet challenges with encouragement and support.

Emphasis on the Arts

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
74 Years and Counting


Number of Students
Age 3 – Grade 8


Average Class Size


Students per Teacher


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

Ages 3 – 5

Lower School

Grades 1 – 4

Upper School

Grades 5 – 8

Grymes Memorial School

Grymes is a joyful school. It is our belief that children want to learn.


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

Have a question? We have an answer. Submit your inquiry using the form below.

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.

Step 3: Plan a Visit

After you submit an online application, we invite your child to join us as a student for the day. Let us know if there’s a date that works best for your family.

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