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Randolph-Macon Academy
School Name:
Randolph-Macon Academy
Street Address:
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
David Wesley
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day & Boarding
Grade Levels:
6-12, PG
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Ms. Amy Miller Harriman
Admissions Email:
10/10/2019 11:44:00 AM Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

A view of campus taken from one of the R-MA planes.

The R-MA Vision
Making Leaders Who Will Improve Humanity.

Inspire the Rise Within.

Educational Philosophy

More than 120 years of experience and heritage have taught us that our students are curious and deserve to be challenged academically. We are committed to shaping good character through positive leadership, professional conduct, and service. We work to ensure each student is self-reliant, respected, and recognized as a unique individual, embraced in a family environment.

R-MA's flight program includes ground school, flight lessons, and a course in unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Power of Rise.

Rise is not just an action at Randolph-Macon Academy. Rather, it is a mindset, an attitude we embody every day. It is hard, but worthy, work--the type of struggle that does not always end in success but always results in a rewarding sense of accomplishment.

Randolph-Macon Academy produces graduates who thrive in college and in life, through a program that emphasizes intellect, leadership, high character, self-discipline and accountability. 

Experience the rise Randolph-Macon Academy.

School Fast Facts:
The Academy
  • The oldest co-ed boarding school in America with Air Force Junior ROTC
  • 260 students in grades 6-12 and postgraduates
  • Day school option and 7-day boarding program for all grade levels
  • 5-day boarding program for grades 6-8
  • 135-acre campus in Front Royal, VA
  • One of only six Falcon Foundation schools in the U.S.

The Randolph-Macon Academy band performs from New York City to Florida in a variety of parades and concerts.

Highlighted Programs

Randolph-Macon Academy offers the following exceptional programs: 

  • Flight--Students learn to fly in Academy-owned aircraft, taught by flight instructors who are members of the faculty. A drone class for high school students and an extracurricular Flight Club for Middle School complement the program. 
  • Air Force Junior ROTC--Students learn leadership and citizenship skills, and prepare for college.
  • Band--R-MA's marching and concert band has performed throughout the East Coast, from the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade to Disney World.
  • Drama--Students perform one play each year; past performances have included Mulan, Grease, Once on This Island, Shakespeare's Inferno, and Cinderella.
  • Chorus--Students perform at events on campus, and in and around the local community. Students also have the opportunity to compete for All-District and All-State honors. 
  • Athletics--Including a variety of girls' and boys' sports throughout the year, R-MA offers 18 varsity sports as well as middle school and JV sports.
  • High Flight--A military service academy prep track for students who are interested in becoming a military officer.

The first innovation lab opened in the fall of 2018 at the Middle School.

The Middle School

  • An Innovation Lab that is open to all classes, encouraging creative, collaborative projects
  • A structured, nurturing program with its own distinctive uniform and separate campus
  • Small classes averaging 10-15 students
  • Mentoring program--each teacher has a group of students to guide
  • Hands-on approach engages students
  • Supervised afternoon study halls

College counseling is an important aspect of R-MA.

The Upper School

  • College-prep, with AP courses and college credits available.
  • 100% of Class of 2018 accepted to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Classes average 12-15 students.
  • Tutorial sessions and supervised study halls assist struggling students.
  • 78% of the 207 students in the Upper School board
  • 53% of the 53 students in the Middle School board
  • 32% overall are female
  • 20 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 countries represented in the student body
Open House Dates:
February 17, 2020
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