Rocky Mount Academy

1313 Avondale Ave
Rocky Mount, NC 27803-0278
     Tel: (252)443-4126
Grades: PK - 12 | 401 students
Find us on Facebook RMA is on YouTube Photo Galleries on Flickr  Rocky Mount Academy is a co-ed college preparatory day school for grades PK-12.
It is the only non-sectarian independent school in the area and attracts students from several surrounding counties and communities.
For 45 years, RMA has provided a nurturing community where an emphasis on academics, character, and community has prepared students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities that they will encounter in life and college.
With a strong college prep curriculum that produces well prepared, independent learners and with abundant opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, and leadership organizations, RMA is an outstanding educational option for families in the area.
RMA is proud to serve the community and to contribute the independent school option to the area's education choices.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 401 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Rocky Mount Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 52%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Modern European History, Psychology, Statistics, US History  
Average SAT score 1733
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No uniforms but enforced dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Please call for current tuition information. Tuition can be paid once a year, in three equal installments, or monthly.
% on Financial Aid 32%
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,252
Acceptance Rate 94%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Tom Maze
Admissions Associate Lisa Stone


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Marshals, Accelerated Reader, Chess Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Club, French Club, Guitar Club, Honor Council, Key Club, Longboarding Club, Middle School SGA, National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, Pep Club, Ping Pong Club, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Stock Market Club, Ukulele Club, Upper School SGA Chess Club, Chorus, Drama Club, Film Club, French Club, Guitar Club, Honor Council, Key Club, Pep Club, Ping Pong Club, Spanish Club, Ukulele Club, Academic Marshals,
Accelerated Reader,
Environmental Club,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Longboarding Club,
Middle School SGA,
National Honor Society,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Science Olympiad,
Stock Market Club,
Upper School SGA,

School Notes:

  • Rocky Mount Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Every classroom at RMA is equipped with an interactive data projector which provides teachers with an additional teaching tool.  Each teacher has a Lenovo ThinkPad that interacts with the projector.  Each Lower School classroom has four state of the art computer workstations and four iPads, both loaded with education apps.  Every student in grades 6-12 is provided a Lenovo ThinkPad for school and home use.  Netbooks available for use in class for 3rd-5th grades.
  • RMA Lower School and Middle School students score in the top 18% on national standardized achievement testing.
  • RMA Pre-K is considered the most academic program in the area, with language arts and math curicula in addtion to the special classes in PE, Music, Library, Guidance, and Technology, and learning through play centers.
  • 92% of high schoolers take at least one Honors or AP course.
  • RMA Class of 2013 SAT score (CR+M) was 1152, the highest in the area
  • Twenty four of the Class of 2013 graduates (31 of 31) received $2.787 million in merit scholarships.  RMA had the only Morehead-Cain Scholar (UNC-CH), the only Johnson Scholar (Washington and Lee University) and the only National Achievement Scholar in the area.  Also, the only Alvey Scholar (University of Mary Washington) in the US for 2013 was from RMA.
  • 88% of grade-eligible students play on at least one team a year.
  • Opportunities for national and regional summer academic and leadership programs.
  • Classroom education augmented by dayfield trips.  Overnight class trips that tie into curriculum begin in 5th grade.

Profile last updated: 09/05/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cornerstone Christian Academy (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Englewood Baptist Weekday School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Englewood Baptist Weekday School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Rocky MountOur Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic School
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