Testimonials


Burton's Path to Success
NASCAR Driver Ward Burton discusses Hargrave, leadership and racing.


A Chance to Change
Future Cadet Isaac Burton explains is 'chance to change' after attending Summer School and Camp.


There's No Question
Dr. John Obannon, a neurologist and Virginia House of Delegate member, speaks about Hargrave.


Three Generations
Three generations of Burton's discuss their Hargrave experience.


Hargrave Adventure Camp
Summer student Arthur Mayo discusses his experience with Hargrave's summer adventure camp.


A Hargrave Overview
A local TV station, WSET, interviews Cadets and staff about Hargrave and its school model.

Hargrave provides a great male military boarding experience, focused on each individual and their future. But, don't take it from us:

"Thank you Hargrave for making his college dreams come true. He has grown and matured so much since being at Hargrave. The school really is a microcosm of the world with students from all across USA and world. He has learned how to take responsibility, learned the benefits of structure and hard work and has built relationships that will last a lifetime. THANK YOU!" 

Melissa Graham
Parent, 2018


"I am always grateful to God for providing such a wonderful school and wonderful working staff for us. I want to thank you also for everything you have done during the past years, and please also send my regards to other staff for my thanks. May God greatly use this school to bless more young men and may God use you greatly to touch more people's hearts."

Fang Lv and Xiaona Liu
Parents (China), 2014


"I was 2 weeks away from 12 years old when I attended Hargrave. I was an immature and overally emotional child. Five years later...I left HMA an athlete and a scholar. I achieved more than most kids dream of in high school and college. I received my Masters degree at 22. None of this would have happened without Hargrave and more importantly brothers for life. True brothers."

Steven Kuk
Hargrave Alum


"Academically, Ambrose was considered an average student. Although, we knew that he could perform better academically with improved study habits and focus. Ambrose’s educational perspective needed enhancing. While at Hargrave, my wife and I witnessed our son evolve from an average student, to one who became caring and academically engaged. Academically, we witnessed his determination to succeed increased with each grading period.

"Athletically, Ambrose was a member of the Post-Grad basketball program, that insisted he perform in the classroom and on the court. Coaches’ encouraged him to organize future goals and dreams and diligently work to pursue them. The basketball program emphasized goal achievement, teamwork, confidence, communication and discipline.

"The core values instilled in our son both at home and HMA will continue to fuel his passion for high academics and athletics for many years to come. Earnestly, we express our appreciation for this exemplary work with Ambrose and applaud the many passionate committed faculty and staff members who made his experience - educationally, spiritually and physically - unforgettable! We hope Hargrave will continue to be known as the “best military academy” in America!

"Again, we commend you and Hargrave on a 'Job Well Done!'"


Anthony & Twilla Mosley
Parents, 2012


"I would also like to tell you that I noticed some simple yet very significant things... (He) picked up a sense of pride; new willingness to engage in tasks with the rest of us; a huge new helping of generosity; considerable drop in need for previous sorts of distractions... in short, conduct much more in line with what I've been convinced of in terms of his true nature since the day I was granted the blessing, privilege and responsibility of bringing him into the world. I'll be anxious to see how he tackles upcoming challenges. Have a good day!"

Jennifer Velasco-Lang
Parent (Spain), 2012


"Going through life I constantly find myself feeling incredulous at the lack of basic life skills and personal accountability many of my peers exhibit in both their personal and professional lives. Whenever I ponder this I always wind up at the same conclusion...Hargrave set a higher standard for my classmates and myself at such a pivotal point in our lives. I will be forever grateful for what Hargrave has done for me and so many others. All it takes to succeed in this fast paced world (and college) is a little structure, routine and discipline."

Reeves Hollar '09
Hargrave Alum


"For me, I knew that the academics at Wake Forest were a real challenge, so I had to get my SAT scores even higher than most kids going to Division I schools. I also had to prepare mentally for the workload and they helped us develop study hall habits at Hargrave. There comes a time when you have to put basketball aside to do your schoolwork. Hargrave prepared me for that and I carried that structure over to Wake."

Josh Howard
Current NBA Star (Dallas Mavericks); Wake Forest University Graduate
Class of 1999 Post-Graduate, 2011


"I know he has learned a lot, in many dimensions, during his time at Hargrave. Hargrave has definitely given him the focus and assistance he needed to keep on track."

Brenda Killingsworth
Parent, 2010


"I can honestly say that I would not have the interest in government or the job I have had it not been for HMA and its AP Government class."

Aaron C. Jones
Legislative Assistant to Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-5th District)
Class of 2002 Graduate, 2010