Randolph-Macon Academy
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

Tel: 540-636-5200
Fax: 540-636-5419

Amy Harriman
Director of Admission

"Randolph-Macon Academy takes good students and makes them great leaders."

This is a statement made by an alumnus of Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), a college-prep school where students develop confidence, self-discipline, and a sense of independence. It is a co-ed school for grades 6-12 and postgraduates, where superb teachers make a difference in the life of each and every student, and knowledge, leadership, and character have been the core values since the school's founding in 1892. With students from approximately 25 states and ten countries each year, R-MA provides a diverse environment in which boarding students learn and grow.

Knowledge: Academics
As a college-prep school, R-MA's focus is on academics first. R-MA students achieve their academic potential through classes averaging about 15 students, tutorial times with teachers, mentoring groups, and supervised study halls. Students participate in annual science fairs, public speaking contests, Virginia Mathematics League contests, and the National Geographic Bee. They enjoy field trips to various museums and historical sites, and make use of the natural wonders of the local environment to study ecosystems and biology. Advanced students will find plenty of challenges at R-MA with honors, Advanced Placement, and college-level courses available.

Graduating classes average more than $4.5 million in college merit-based scholarships. The focus of R-MA is to help a student gain acceptances into the college or university that is the best fit for him or her personally. R-MA's college acceptances include:

Boston University
Bryn Mawr
Coast Guard Academy
George Mason University
Johns Hopkins
M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
NYU (New York University)
Penn State
UNC at Chapel Hill
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Naval Academy Prep School
University of Virginia (UVA)
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington & Lee
And many, many others!

The Academy combines this first-class college-prep program with an Air Force Junior ROTC program for students in grades 9-12. This program teaches leadership, citizenship, and service, and provides the day-to-day structure by which the Upper School students live. The Air Force Junior ROTC unit at R-MA teaches leadership in the classroom as part of the curriculum, and also through real-life experiences within the cadet corps.

Extracurricular Activities
R-MA offers students an array of extracurricular activities:

  • The band and chorus have performed throughout the East Coast.
  • Students in R-MA's flight program can solo in a Cessna 172, and even earn their private pilot's certification.
  • There are 20 varsity sports.
  • The arts program includes drama, journalism, and studio art.
  • The Air Force JROTC program offers color guard and drill team opportunities.
  • There are ample opportunities for community service on the campus and in the local community. R-MA students typically complete over 10,000 hours of community service each year.

  • Campus Life
    Boys and girls are situated in separate dorms. At both the Middle School and Upper School levels, students live two per room. Each room features bunk beds, two desks, closet space, a window, internet access, and air conditioning. There is full-time supervision on each hallway, so that an adult is on duty in the dorm whenever students are present.

    R-MA is situated on a 135-acre campus overlooking Front Royal, Virginia. Front Royal is located just off of Interstate 66, approximately one hour from Dulles International Airport and 70 miles west of Washington DC. Students may enjoy town leave on the weekends to explore the quaint shops downtown, patronize the local movie theater, or pick up necessities at grocery stores or retail stores. Additionally, weekend trips are available every week. These include mall trips, amusement park trips, paintball tournaments, museums, skiing, and many other activities.

    Accreditations & Designations
    Randolph-Macon Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. R-MA maintains memberships in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, and is listed with the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. R-MA is one of only seven schools in the United States to be designated as a Falcon Foundation School-a prep-school for the Air Force Academy.

    For more information, download an admission kit or e-mail the admission office.

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