Randolph-Macon Academy

200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630-0226
     Tel: (800)272-1172
Grades: 6 - 12 | 331 students
At Randolph-Macon Academy, students in grades 6-12 discover their potential and develop better academic and organizational skills.
Students receive personal attention in the classroom and in the dorm.
They learn positive Christian morals and develop self-discipline through a structured program.
R-MA is one of the premier military schools in the nation, and the only Virginia military school offering Air Force JROTC.
In fact, R-MA is the oldest co-ed day and boarding school with Air Force JROTC, which encompasses students in grades 9-12.
A separate middle school campus provides structure for students in grades 6-8, without the demands of a military school program.
  • Middle School Students Win Eight Awards at Regional Science Fair - 03/25/2015 - On March 10, 2015, eleven students from Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School travelled to James Madison University to compete in the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair. They pulled off a remarkable showing as six of the students brought home a total of ei...more

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Military Colleges and Schools
Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Methodist
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1892

Student Body

Total Students 331 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 33%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Randolph-Macon Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 56%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, German Language IV, German Language V, German VI, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish IV, Spanish V, U.S. Government and Politics, United States History, 
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Grades 6-8 khaki pants and polo shirt; grades 9-12 Air Force JROTC uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition prices vary for middle school, upper school, international, boarding, and day programs. Please visit http://www.rma.edu/Tuition-Fees for exact information.
% on Financial Aid 38%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,427
Admissions Director Clare Dame
Admissions Associate Amy Harriman


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service, Drama, Honor Council, Journalism, National English Honor Society, National German Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Weightlifting Drama, Honor Council, Journalism, Weightlifting, Community Service,
National English Honor Society,
National German Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
National Spanish Honor Society,

School Notes:

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 citizenship. 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. "It's not all about academics. It's sports, leadership, mentoring. My 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 offered. R-MA's college acceptances in 2010-2013 included:

  • M.I.T.
  • Harvard
  • Princeton
  • Cornell
  • Columbia
  • Duke
  • Dartmouth
  • Drexel
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Penn State
  • Standford
  • Bucknell
  • George Mason University
  • William & Mary
  • Georgetown

...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. R-MA offers 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. The marching 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 pilot's certification. Students may also participate in 20 varsity sports, drama, journalism, color guard and drill teams, and the community service club.

Profile last updated: 09/22/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Riverfront Christian School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Royal Christian Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Riverfront Christian School (1.7 miles away)
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1 year ago
I have had the joy of serving this great Academy for over 16 years in a variety of roles. As the current Director of Student Life, Head Swim Team Coach, Middle School Interact Coordinator and Public Address Announcer for our home Football Games, the growth that I have been priviledged to be part of here at Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) in bearing witness to the success of so many young people has been the most humbling honour of my personal and professional llife. The ability of "every" student to be part of a Varsity Sport at R-MA, as well as enjoy our small class sizes, state of the art classroom technology, STEM Masters Programme, individualised attention and extensive AP (Dual Enrollment) programmes, truly makes us an attractive resource for families seeking to offer their children a priceless "head start" towards a successful life at the University level and in life.
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