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Notes for Prospective Students
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) is a coeducational college
preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 6-12.
The Academy combines a first-class college-prep program with an Air
Force Junior ROTC program, making it "more than a prep school." One
alumnus said, "R-MA takes good students and makes them great
leaders." Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the United Methodist
Church, the school is situated on a 135-acre campus overlooking
Front Royal, Virginia.
The Air Force program encompasses grades
9-12 and the postgraduate program, and teaches leadership and
The middle school provides an interactive, structured
community, with a separate campus and uniform.
R-MA features a
safe, positive environment for spiritual, intellectual, athletic,
and character development.
"R-MA focuses on the whole child," said
one parent, who has three children attending the school.
all about academics.
It's sports, leadership, mentoring.
children are getting a well-rounded education here." R-MA students
achieve their academic potential through classes averaging 12-15
students, tutorial times with teachers, mentoring groups, and
supervised study halls.
Graduating classes have averaged more than
$5 million in college merit-based scholarships; in 2013 the
graduates eclipsed this mark with over $7.3 million in scholarships
R-MA's college acceptances in 2010-2013 included:
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Tech
- Penn State
- George Mason University
- William & Mary
...and many, many others. However, the focus of R-MA is
not to get a student into the best college in the world, but to get
each student into the college or university that is the best fit
for him or her personally.
Students participate in annual science
fairs, public speaking contests, Virginia Mathematics League
contests, and National Geographic Bee.
They enjoy field trips to
various museums, Civil War sites, and other locations.
students an array of extracurricular activities.
The band and
chorus performed for the National Rifle Association's national
convention in 2010 in Charlotte, NC, 2011 in
Pittsburgh, PA, and 2012 in St. Louis, MO.
band has also performed in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and in the St.
Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.
Students in R-MA's flight
program can solo in a Cessna 172, and even earn their private
Students may also participate in 20 varsity
sports, drama, journalism, color guard and drill teams, and the
community service club.