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Randolph-Macon Academy

200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630, United States

Grades (Gender):
Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
US $14,350 to 40,525/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 17
Day: 56 (Gr. 6 - 12), Boarding: 269 (Gr. 6 - 12)

School Address
200 Academy Drive, Front Royal, Virginia, 22630 , United States



About this school:


Discover The Power of Rise. Graduating classes of Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) have a 100% college acceptance rate and average over $6.6 million in college scholarship offers. R-MA students have opportunities to become leaders through Air Force JROTC, take academically challenging classes, participate in a flight program, play sports at every grade level, and excel in an arts program featuring band, chorus, drama, and art. Students benefit from personalized college counseling and mentors who support and encourage them.

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Our Take: Randolph-Macon Academy

our takeRandolph-Macon Academy is remarkable in all kinds of ways, the most apparent, perhaps, being that it is the only school in North America to house its own aviation program. That, understandably, is a draw for many students, especially those intending to participate within the school’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. That said, military academies, or military-inflected programs, aren’t only for those arriving with such specific career aspirations. The academics at Randolph-Macon are demonstrably strong, though so are the values that provide the lens through which the core curriculum is taught. The academic environment is organized around a clear sense of purpose and excellence in all areas of life, and that itself, for many students, can be transformational, providing a clear foundation within a community of like-minded peers and mentors. The ideal student is one looking for a purposeful environment, one with a clear set of expectations and outcomes. 

Principal's Message


Dave Wesley, President

Randolph-Macon Academy is not simply a military school or a boarding school. We are something truly unique: a place where young people come to learn and grow, a place where character still matters, a launching pad for the greatness of the individual student. When I meet alumni/ae and friends of the Academy, the stories they tell me make me pause and reflect on the amazing depth and breadth of R-MA's positive impact across decades and generations, across cultures and nationalities. The staff and faculty at Randolph-Macon Academy drive young people to find out what their best performance looks like, and then motivate them to raise the bar higher still. 

I invite you to explore Randolph-Macon Academy online, or better yet, come visit us, to see if this might be the right school for you and your family. We hope to meet you here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 



Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Randolph-Macon Academy is a college-prep school with a traditional yet interactive approach to education. Believing in the importance of a well-rounded education, R-MA chooses to focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as opposed to STEM, which leaves out the Arts. Students who wish to focus on a particular area are able to do so and receive a seal on their diploma indicating their specialty. All students in grades 9-12 participate in Air Force JROTC, which teaches military protocols and procedures as well as aerospace education, health and wellness, and college preparation.

  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Military Christian (Methodist)

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: We teach mathematics here in the traditional sequence. Math builds on one topic after another. Our course curricula reflect this ideology. We want students to understand the processes but also to understand why these processes work. Real life applications are emphasized. The goal is to develop the students' foundation in mathematics to help prepare them for college and beyond.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: Glencoe McGraw-Hill: Math Course 1; Math Course 2; Math Accelerated, a Pre-Algebra Program; Algebra 1; Geometry. Other texts: Precalculus with Limits, A Graphing Approach; Calculus of a Single Variable; Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics; The Practice of Statistics.

    • Calculator policy: Calculators can be an integral part of high school mathematics. However, they cannot take the place of understanding the concepts. If a calculator does the problem for the student, then it should not be used. If the calculator helps solve the problem, then it may be used.

    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Our Compositions classes include both systematic and process approaches to pedagogy. In Composition classes younger students have a thorough grounding in grammar and parts of speech. Students begin formal MLA essay instruction in Middle School and begin to learn all elements of MLA research style. Students study types of rhetoric to develop mastery of thesis, support, organization, and argumentation in composition and oration. Intertextuality and nonfiction introduces students to the broader culture of history, psychology, philosophy, and ethics. Rigorous evidence-based rhetoric is balanced with models and opportunities for creative writing. Students develop mastery and voice through diverse writing missions.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: Many of our science courses offer three levels of instruction - General, Honors and AP. Our students are doing labs (traditional and inquiry) about half of the class time each week. We have the potential for more course offerings based on the skill set of our teachers and this year we have added Biochemistry. Our 9th grade students take an Environmental/Ecology course designed to build lab skills and help students get a feel for their role and impact on the Earth. All of our Upper School teachers have advanced degrees in the sciences and they take a true interest in the well being and success of their students.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Students in grades 6 through 10 have an intensive grounding in English with two classes each year: one in Literature and one in Composition; students in grades 11 and 12 have an array of Honors and AP English courses and electives. The Literature classes emphasize both the traditional classical canon and contemporary concerns of social justice. Literature students read eight to ten novels and plays each year. They read standard texts of nonfiction in history, biography, and criticism. Cumulative vocabulary development is emphasized at all levels. In addition to class novels and plays and anthology readings, students are guided through a rich program of independent reading which emphasizes metacognitive development.

    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Our school begins in 6th grade. Students attending 6th grade take U.S. History.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Students typically engage in the courses of World History, U.S. History, and U.S. Government. There are also opportunities to take 20th Century Warfare, AP European History, AP Art History, AP U.S. History, Psychology, Criminology, and AP U.S. Government. Classes focus on context, understanding, and critical thinking.

    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Randolph-Macon Academy's experienced and enthusiastic foreign language teachers hope to teach their students a life skill. Classes use a mix of oral drills, interactive group work, authentic texts and cultural discovery. Students may read a newspaper or watch a music video in their language of study. The goal is to create an enjoyment of the language while building practical skills.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   10
    • Languages Offered: • French • German • Spanish • ESL

    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: The Arts Program at Randolph-Macon Academy functions within the general educational philosophy of the institution and seeks to reach the same general objectives dictated by that philosophy. The role of music, drama, and art in the curriculum is vital. They serve to sharpen and focus perception, to provide for nonverbal as well as verbal communication and to provide a vehicle for enjoyment and personal expression. To truly comprehend the beauty and all the processes that are necessary to attain that beauty in music, drama, or art, the student must become intimately acquainted with the medium. Students are taught to be disciplined in practice but also encouraged to be creative and discover a passion for their art.

    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: A half-year, half-credit computer literacy course is required for graduation. Students may test out of this class if desired. Computer usage is integrated into many classes, but only if it enhances the primary curriculum of the class. There are SMART Boards in every classroom and the entire campus is wireless. Computer programming classes are offered based upon availability of the teacher. Robotics is an intramural program offered through Air Force JROTC.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: R-MA strives to promote physical education through a traditional physical education course in our middle school and through a personal fitness course in our upper school. Our goal is to continuously engage the students in activity and movement while in class. We teach the importance of physical activity and fitness while helping students understand the benefits of exercise for healthier living. Through our traditional physical education course our students will be involved with competitive games that may be team, lifetime or individual sports or skills. We help the students to understand that physical activity is fun and the physical rewards are positive. We believe in finding a skill, sport or activity that each child will enjoy and can benefit from for a lifetime. Our personal fitness course allows each participant to understand how to create and implement their own work out plan. Students will understand personal fitness and lifetime exercise.

    Religious Education 11 to 25% of curriculum
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Randolph-Macon Academy says: R-MA believes that teaching religion to our students is vital for helping them learn respect for differences and for guiding them in their journeys to be model citizens. Both religion courses, Survey of the Bible and World Religions, treat religion objectively and subjectively. Religions and their sacred texts provide wonderful insight into history and culture when studied objectively; however, it is important to also understand religion subjectively as it is a living aspect of our world as billions of people practice their faith. Holding both the academic theological study of religion in tension allows our students to gain both a comprehension of and respect for religion. The courses invite students into a discussion of the important ways that religion has impacted our world, engage the students through field trips to religious centers, and challenge the students to think about their own beliefs toward life and religion. Students are required to attend a chapel service once per week. They do not need to participate, but they do need to be respectful. Our religious course requirement is minimal: students must obtain one credit for graduation. This may be accomplished through a certificate of completion in their own religion, or by taking one religious course for one year, choosing from either Bible or Comparative Religions.

    Advanced Placement Courses
    • AP Art History
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Psychology
    • AP Spanish Language
    • AP United States History
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP German Language
    • AP Government and Politics: United States

    Sex and Health Education
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.

    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.


    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.


    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Sex-ed is not included in the PE curriculum. It is taught by our nursing staff and dorm staff as appropriate.

    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Randolph-Macon Academy offers a rigorous yet supportive environment. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for college, and students are expected and encouraged to take ownership of their work and achieve their potential. Critical thinking, questioning, and discussions are encouraged. A tutorial time allows students to seek extra help if needed.

    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says: The primary focus of Randolph-Macon Academy is to prepare students for college. While this obviously includes academics, it also includes developing a student's character, sense of community service, and leadership skills. At the same time, our students are strongly encouraged to participate in athletics. We want our students to become servant-leaders with integrity, curious about the world around them.

    Special Needs Support No support

    No support

    Randolph-Macon Academy offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support In-class adaptations

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: This information is not currently available.

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says: Students are able to progress in the curriculum at a pace that allows them to be challenged. For example, a seventh grade student might take Algebra I (a ninth grade math course), or a high school freshman might take German V (typically a junior- or senior-level course).

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Randolph-Macon Academy students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    Randolph-Macon Academy 60 mins90 mins90 mins120 mins120 mins160 mins160 mins
    Site Average40 mins53 mins57 mins69 mins80 mins95 mins108 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades6 to 12
    Parent-teacher meetings6 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    What Randolph-Macon Academy says:
    • Flight Program--Students may learn to fly in school-owned aircraft, receiving instruction from two on-staff flight instructors. Approximately 35 to 40 students participate in this program each year, with 5 to 10 achieving their solo flight and 2 to 4 earning a private pilot certification.
    • Band--The R-MA Band is in demand throughout the East Coast. In an average year they will march in both the Washington DC and New York City St. Patrick's Day Parades and take a trip to Florida to perform a concert at either Disney World or Universal Studios. They also participate in parades in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Community Service
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Math Club
      Poetry/Literature club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    DayUS $14,350US $16,710
    Boarding (Domestic)US $30,295US $32,485
    Boarding (International)US $37,205US $40,525
    What Randolph-Macon Academy says: The international student fee at Randolph-Macon Academy covers tuition and room and board. It also includes a personal account that covers books and uniforms and some miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. It is possible that students will need more funds for weekend trips.

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 325
    Average enrollment per grade46
    Average class size12 to 17
    Gender (grades)Gr. 6 to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 6 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)83%
    % in boarding (grade-eligible)81%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Student distribution:

    Day Enrollment3676141014
    Boarding Enrollment4112233576062



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview6 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    Boarding students:

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says:

    An application is reviewed when all of the following information is received:

    •  Application: Signed by both parent & student, with photo and application fee. ($75 for U.S. citizens and $200 for international students; non-refundable.) We prefer you apply directly online, but you may also download an application. R-MA also accepts the SSAT Standard Application
    • Personal Essays: Grades 9-PG must write two one-page essays. Grades 6-8 must write two half-page essays. Details are within the online application.
    • Proof of Identity: Copy of birth certificate or passport.
    • School Records: To include transcripts, standardized test scores, discipline record, and other applicable school information.
    • Admission Test: We will accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Registration information and testing sites near you can be found at www.ssat.org. Our school code is 6000. Other standardized testing can be substituted.
    • Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation are required.
    • Interview: Interview and tour times are available Monday through Friday, 8am - 3pm, by appointment. Saturday interviews are available on a limited basis, and must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance. If you live too far away to visit campus, a phone or Skype interview will be arranged. R-MA's Skype account is R-MA.Admissions.

    Once all application requirements have been met, the Admission Committee will review the material to determine the applicant's qualifications for acceptance and the family will be promptly notified of the decision.  

    International students may visit the International How to Apply  page for more information.

    Randolph-Macon Academy offers equal opportunity for admissions, regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

    Disqualifying Factors: Review the complete Academy Admission Policy before inquiring. 

    Students with past criminal involvement need not apply. Candidates who are currently dismissed from another school, have juvenile charges pending, or are currently on court probation will not be considered for admission.

    R-MA is a college preparatory school. Candidates who do not plan to attend a school of higher education or who cannot function within an environment of high standards and an Honor Code are discouraged from applying.

    Students under a physician's care for a severe medical condition(s) may not be eligible for admission. Such admissions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the appropriate physicians and the R-MA medical staff. The primary consideration is the health and safety of the child. The Academy is not obligated to accept any student that could potentially present a liability for the school.



    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Randolph-Macon Academy is looking for: Students must be capable of performing the academic work required in a college-prep program and desire to attend a college or university. Students in grades 9-12 are required to participate in an Air Force JROTC program, and therefore should be respectful of a military program and the leadership skills it teaches.

    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type6789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    5 - 10 (97%)4 - 8 (97%)6 - 12 (97%)5 - 10 (94%)5 - 10 (92%)5 - 10 (92%)2 - 4 (78%)
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    10 - 15 (94%)8 - 10 (94%)10 - 15 (94%)25 - 30 (94%)25 - 30 (91%)25 - 30 (84%)4 - 6 (82%)

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size70
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements0
    **Ivy+ placements3

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

    What Randolph-Macon Academy says:

  • 100% of students are accepted to college, with 96% going on to actually attend a four-year college or university.
  • R-MA's college counselor program is focused on helping the student find and apply to colleges that are the "right match" for the student--i.e., colleges at which the student will succeed.
  • Popular university and college choices include Purdue University, Pennsylvania State University (University Park), University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, James Madison University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • Other popular college choices among R-MA graduates are New York University, Syracuse University, Virginia Tech, The George Washington University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Boston University, American University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Notable Alumni

    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Harlan Crow 1968 Harlan Crow is a successful real estate developer in the Dallas, Texas area.
    Timothy Maypray 2006 Tim Maypray played in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Redblacks. He is now a running back coach with Virginia Military Institute.
    Walter Boomer 1956 Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. Led the Marines in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Gulf War. Former Chairman and CEO of Rogers Corporation.

    Alumni Highlights

    • Randolph-Macon alumni gather at Homecoming to renew their friendships. They share news and events with the alumni office and keep in touch with each other through class agents. Local alumni gatherings are also popular in the Virginia and Maryland areas. These give alumni a chance to network with each other. An active social media presence among the alumni also promotes business networking opportunities.

    Stories & Testimonials


    Parent Testimonial

    The opportunities for mentorship, with the family being so far away, has been a blessing. Student mentors, via the Big Brother/Big Sister program, teacher mentors, and dorm mentors.Fellowship of Christian Student
    Athletes, Rotary Interact, and Chapel are just a few of the examples that have positively influenced our son so far in assisting him in becoming a
    better citizen.


    Parent Testimonial

    R-MA is a school where character development and leadership are a key part of the mission and that has made a huge difference for our daughter. It doesn't matter if you are military bound or just college bound, R-MA offers a supportive environment with enthusiastic teachers and residential advisors that truly make a difference in their student's lives and encourage them to reach their best potential in classes and in life skills.


    Parent Testimonial

    We were new to the private school system and reluctant about boarding school, but our son
    has thrived and grown at R-MA. He asked to attend R-MA after finding that the local public
    high school was not meeting his needs. He has excelled academically in the structured and
    supportive R-MA environment. He has also developed leadership, organizational, and social
    skills that will serve him well throughout his life.


    In the News


    May 29, 2018 - Randolph-Macon Academy Graduates Boast Over $6.2M in Scholarships

    R-MA students celebrated their graduation on Saturday, May 25, 2018, along with their 230 college acceptances to 139 different universities. ...

    May 9, 2018 - Randolph-Macon Academy Drill Team Wins State Championship

    Randolph-Macon Academy's drill team dominated the competition on the way to winning the Academy's first state championship title. ...

    February 5, 2016 - Randolph-Macon Academy Teacher Receives Exemplary Teacher Award

    Randolph-Macon Academy teacher Michael Anderson received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church's Global Board of... ...


    • Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) Associations
    • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Associations
    • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Associations

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