James River Elementary School is an authorized International Baccalaureate School, educating students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, James River was authorized as an official IB World School on July 11, 2006.

The curriculum is designed to meet Virginia state standards as well as International Baccalaureate Organization standards. The school promotes a family friendly environment. Parent and community participation is encouraged and welcomed. The school has an active PTA.  James River is committed to developing internationally-minded students by modeling the IB learner traits and IB attitudes.