Hargrave Military Academy Hargrave Military Academy

Hargrave Quickfacts:

All Boys | Full Boarding, Day, & International | Grades: 7 - 12 & Postgrad

Chatham, VA, USA

https://www.hargrave.edu

H argrave builds young men into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.

Hargrave prepares young men for life by fostering mental, physical, and spiritual growth. Rigorous academic instruction focuses on the foundation of knowledge necessary for college and on the development of critical thinking and learning skills. Character development and spiritual growth are woven throughout the Hargrave experience; faculty and staff members ensure that every aspect of school life nurtures each student’s worth, potential, and integrity. The diverse student body and the military structure provide a rich environment for personal growth and leadership development while the emphasis on physical activity and sports promotes self-confidence, boosts self-image, and instills an appreciation for fitness and teamwork. This focus on the whole person builds leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.

Mens sana in corpore sano (A sound mind in a sound body)

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  • Academics
    Hargrave Military Academy’s faculty and administration approach each student holistically. Students who are physically, morally, and mentally fit are in a better position to make sound decisions, establish personal goals, and become productive citizens. The Academy’s daily schedule is designed to develop each student’s mental, physical, spiritual, and moral qualities. Hargrave’s educational philosophy is anchored in a traditional college preparatory curriculum aimed at enabling critical thinking and inspiring a desire to learn within a diverse student body.

    One of the outstanding features of Hargrave Military Academy, over other high schools and military high schools, is its unique How to Study Program. The program is required for all Cadets, which includes fall and winter semesters and summer. Developed and continually revised by the Hargrave faculty, the How to Study Program can make a difference between academic success or continued academic frustration. The course covers ten basic topics, which Hargrave has designated as vital to academic success.

     

    The How to Study Program can make a difference between academic success or continued academic frustration.

    Accreditation

    AdvancEd (SACS) | VAIS | AMCSUS

    Degrees Offered

    College Prep, Standard High School

     

    ESL Program:Yes
    ADD/ADHD Support:No
    Learning Differences Support:No

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  • Faith

    At Hargrave, we firmly believe it is the duty, responsibility and honor, of all of the faculty and staff to assist with the spiritual development of the young men under our care. The Corps of Cadets is made up of individuals from diverse walks of life, experiences, and faith traditions. The spiritual life component at Hargrave is designed to meet the needs of all Cadets, regardless of their background or perspective on faith and spirituality, and assist all young men to grow into complete men of character. An essential component of their development is their spiritual maturity and well being. Spirituality is intrinsically connected to characteristics such as virtue, morality and ethics. This being so, we strive to assist all young men in growing into spiritually mature and analytical individuals.

     

    Spirituality is intrinsically connected to characteristics such as virtue, morality and ethics.

     

  • Military

    As a top-ranking college-preparatory boarding school, Hargrave Military Academy offers its Cadets a rich, century-long tradition in academics, athletics, character development, and faith development.

    Many Cadets choose Hargrave because their local schools have not provided what they need. Students come for the opportunity to learn leadership, build stronger SAT/ACT scores, and create a solid record of academic success. They find challenges on the athletic fields and opportunities for personal growth in service activities.

    At Hargrave Cadets learn the importance of a daily routine in achieving academic success. Cadets learn the value of intangibles such as honor, integrity and respect. They develop a moral compass that serves them throughout life. A Cadet comes to appreciate a spiritual underpinning as a key to their growth as young men of character. Hargrave Military Academy is a holds high standards and expectations in a unique environment.

    Hargrave's military program is designed to develop young leaders of character and prepare them for lifelong success.

    Military Activities

    • Camden Rifles
    • Color Guard
    • Eye Of The Tiger
    • Rifle Team

     

  • Athletics / Clubs / Activities

    Hargrave Athletics: http://hargravesports.com/

    Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross Country
    • Diving
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track And Field
    • Wrestling

    Clubs & Activities

    • Art
    • Beta
    • Bible Study
    • Boy Scouts
    • Chess
    • Choir
    • Computer Science
    • Cooking
    • Cross Fit
    • Drama
    • Fishing
    • Floor Hockey
    • Harvard Model Congress
    • Highlanders
    • Larp
    • Martial Arts
    • Photo
    • Robotics
    • Scuba
    • Spanish
    • Triathlon
    • Volleyball

     

Other Programs at Hargrave

  • Hargrave Summer

    Hargrave Summer

    https://www.hargrave.edu/summer

    HMA's comprehensive summer program offers both academic growth and outdoor challenges for all students. The Academy's structure provides the backbone for each day, keeping students on task, on target and engaged. In the afternoon Hargrave coaches hold athletic camps, students compete in the Leadership Challenge camp, or students participate in the Adventure Camp. Many families use summer to see if Hargrave would be a good fit for the school year.

    The How to Study Program within the structured learning and living environment of Hargrave is a great opportunity to boost a young man's focus prior to his upcoming academic year. As a side benefit, attention to detail in study skills leads to developing habits of mind that lead to further success both in and out of the classroom. Hargrave Alumni have repeatedly pointed to the How to Study program as a key to their collegiate success.

    The optional Leadership Challenge is designed to provide an introduction to military customs and courtesies, proper wearing of a military uniform (Army Combat Uniform, ACU), basic physical training and survival skills. LC participants will train on our military-standard obstacle course, utilize Hargrave's climbing tower, and use our 214 acre campus to learn and practice basic map reading, land navigation and physical fitness/endurance.

    Another optional camp is Hargrave's Adventure program. Activities typically include: canoeing Virginia's scenic waterways; white water rafting on West Virginia's rapids; climbing and rappelling on Hargrave's practice tower; rock climbing; marksmanship, including small bore rifle and shotgun; archery; snorkeling; fishing; and camping. When on the road, the locations the camp visits are all top rated adventure destinations. The Adventure program requires an additional fee.

    During the summer, students enjoy a relaxed uniform, shorts and short sleeve shirts while engaging a wide range of guided activities and academic programs.

    High School Courses: Advanced Reading / Creative Writing Techniques, Introduction to Aerodynamics / Drone (SUAV) Piloting, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to Digital Literacy, Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Personal Investment, Introduction to Leadership & Ethics, SAT/ACT Prep & the College Application Experience, STEM Projects (Design, Robotics, Computer Programming), Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL / ELL)

    High School Repeat / Recovery Classes: Algebra I (Repeat), Common Core/NC Math 1 (Repeat), Geometry (Repeat), English 9 (Repeat), English 10 (Repeat)

    Middle School Courses: STEM Projects (Design, Robotics, Computer Programming), Introduction to Character and Leadership, English, Math, Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL / ELL)

    Athletic Camps: Basketball, Fitness, Football, Swimming, Soccer

    • Boys Only
    • Grades: 8 - 12
    • Cost: $4,299
    Dates:
    • June 28th, 2019 - July 27th, 2019

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Hargrave Admissions

Hargrave Admissions: https://www.hargrave.edu/admissions


Boarding Tuition, Room & Board: $36,900
Day Student Tuition: $13,900
International Tuition, Room & Board: $46,900

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Application Fee:$75
International Application Fee:$250
Financial Aid Offered:No
Scholarships Available:Yes

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Comments

  • William Newton
    2017-03-15 22:34:50

    I have watched HMA grow as a Premier Military School for over 60 years . 50 Golden Years had Passed when I first arrived on Campus...Today @ 100 Years She is still a " Builder of Men" From Military Drive to the Rolling Virginia Farmland she sits on....I still call it Home. One Trip to the Campus and the Serene setting with it's Georgian Architecture and you will feel at home as well😊

  • Kenneth Scott
    2017-03-14 11:41:56

    A beautiful campus from many interest, as you arrive to see the buildings from a distance you are impressed, and as you approach the buildings you begin to appreciate the character of the buildings and the pride cadets and alumni have given to all the campus. A fantastic blending of the old and the modern to share the 100 plus years with visitors and alumni. You must see Hargrave to appreciate the character and charm of where boys become young men.

  • Andrew K.
    2017-03-11 14:51:53

    Beautiful inside and out, from facility to facility.

  • David E. Tower
    2017-03-11 13:29:03

    I graduated in 1960. Some of my fondest memories are of Hargrave, my teachers and the many friends I made when I attended.

  • Tabitha Burton
    2017-03-11 10:49:07

    Wonderful school for 3 generations of Burton's

  • Meredith K
    2017-03-10 17:32:59

    Hargrave will always be most beautiful to me!

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