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Academics

An Education like No Other

HargraveHargrave works hard to continually improve the quality of education delivered to its Cadets. Over the last ten years, this effort has been vast. From a campus wide wireless network accessing research databases, the Internet and eBooks from both classrooms and Cadet rooms; to brand new campus space and labs; to an entirely new way to teach middle school students (CIS program); to College Placement, Hargrave has run the range.

Hargrave Graduate HuggedWhile Hargrave has acquired exciting new teaching tools and methods, by far the Academy’s greatest asset remains the school’s faculty and staff. Hargrave’s faculty and staff engage the Cadets continuously both in and out of the classroom. Our Instructors are knowledgeable, thoughtful and honestly push young men within their respective subject areas. They care enough to hold the line and raise the bar on your son’s academic effort.

Outside of the classroom, Instructors, along with coaches and staff members work with our young men to maintain focus on Study Hall and to continually strive for better grades.

Educational Philosophy

Hargrave Military Academy’s faculty and administration approach each student holistically. Students who are physically, morally, and mentally fit are in a better position to make sound decisions, establish personal goals, and become productive citizens. The Academy’s daily schedule is designed to develop each student’s mental, physical, spiritual, and moral qualities. Hargrave’s educational philosophy is anchored in a traditional college preparatory curriculum aimed at enabling critical thinking and inspiring a desire to learn within a diverse student body.

Objectives

  • To offer a well-rounded program of college preparatory studies that meets the needs of our students and that will inspire in them a desire and ability to learn throughout the rest of their lives.
  • To foster an environment that encourages our students to respect and appreciate others with diverse social, economic, gender, racial, ethnic, political and religious backgrounds and beliefs and builds upon our Christian ethics and principles.
  • To provide our students with an environment which fosters a sense of well-being and to offer ongoing support for those who are challenged by personal and academic issues.
  • To promote the health and welfare of every student by providing clean and attractive living conditions; a wholesome, ample diet; and available professional medical and nursing services.
  • To provide opportunities for the physical development of each student through interscholastic athletic programs, intramural programs, and facilities for recreational activities.
  • To establish a structured schedule that allows sufficient time for study, athletics, recreation, personal development and rest.
  • To maintain a military program that promotes organization, discipline, leadership and decorum and provides basic military instruction for the Cadet Corps.
  • To provide special emphasis on study skills and discipline, reading, and time management.
  • To develop an appreciation and understanding of international cultures to assist the student in preparing for the globalization of society.
  • To provide challenging and stimulating courses of study for all students.
  • To provide testing and guidance services helpful to students, teachers and parents.
  • To support the development and growth of creative abilities through individual and group endeavors in drama, music, publications, religion, ecology, and other co-curricular programs.
  • To help our students develop their potential and gain self-confidence through appropriate recognition.
  • To provide an atmosphere on the campus, in the barracks, and in the classroom that is conducive to Christian growth.
  • To develop an appreciation for and understanding of the American democratic process.