Front Royal, Virginia, USA
R-MA offers a strong academic foundation with an emphasis on developing students’ leadership skills and character. Students in grades 9-12 participate in Air Force JROTC, which helps cultivate leadership skills while teaching students responsibility, integrity, accountability, and service before self.
R-MA's goal is to get each student into the college or university that is the best fit for him or her. While we currently have alumni enrolled in Carnegie Mellon, UVA, the Air Force Academy, and West Point--colleges recognized throughout the U.S. and the world--we recognize that some students may be best served in different settings. Therefore, we work with each student to determine what it is they are looking for in their college experience, examine their talents and interests, and find colleges that match those criteria.
R-MA has both an Upper School and Middle School. The Middle School is located on its own campus, but students have the opportunity to take Upper School classes and participate on JV and some varsity sports. Personal attention and a nurturing yet challenging atmosphere are hallmarks of the middle school. The Upper School focuses more on leadership and the level of academics is stepped up as students prepare for college, but there is still a focus on personal attention--getting to know each student as an individual, not just a student.
"My son came here in sixth grade because I was concerned the large classes at our public middle school would not suit him," said one parent. "He has stayed here because of the phenomenal teachers he has had in both the Middle School and the Upper School."