Hargrave Military Academy

200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
Tel: 800-432-2480
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 250 students
Located in Southwest Virginia, Hargrave Military Academy is a private boarding school with Christian values serving boys from grades seven to one postgraduate year.
Hargrave offers a 'How to Study' program, structure and challenging college preparatory classes in a meaningful, positive environment for each student.
The "whole-person" is addressed at Hargrave.
Development of personal responsibility, fitness, academic grades and moral character are important goals for each Cadet.
Opportunities for personal achievement lead each Cadet to a more successful, rewarding life.

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2015 School Data
Hargrave Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Baptist Non-denominational
Year Founded 1909 1910
Campus Size 214 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 250 students 299 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1515 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1370 - 1680 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Less than once a month Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:11 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $3 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,800 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$12,900 $27,525
Tuition international students $36,650 $46,850
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $7,000 $21,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsThomas Messinger

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Statistics, Calculus, Chemistry, Critical Reading and Writing (CRW), Government, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Spanish V AP


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 28 24
ExtracurricularsBattalion, Boy, Camden, Choir, Colin, Color, Computer Club, Fellowship, French Club, High, Highlanders, Historical Society Club, HMA, Honor, International Club, Junior, Literary, Marching, National, Paintball, Photography, Presidential, Sabre, Spanish, Speech,

College Matriculation

Year: 2000 - 2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) 37
Liberty University 16
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 16
Hampden-Sydney College 15
North Carolina State University (NC State) 15
Radford University 15
The Citadel 15
East Tennessee State University 14
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) 14
Virginia Commonwealth University 10

School Notes

  • Hargrave supports an independent military program which is NOT affiliated with the U.S. Armed Forces, or is supported by Federal, state and local governments. School focus is on college acceptance and leadership.
  • Hargrave endeavors to maintain a safe, secure learning environment for both internal and external threats to our Corps of Cadets.
  • Nine courses offered at the college level, either through AP or duel enrollment
  • SAT average based on 100% of our graduating seniors. Each year, 100% of our senior class takes the SAT. In most schools, not all students are required to take the SAT.
  • Median SAT for the Class of 2008: 1550
  • Hargrave's SAT mean and median scores based on the entire senior class, which lowers our score compared to other schools. Comparing schools strictly based on SAT scores is not a true indicator of any school's strength.
  • 99 to 100% college acceptance rate for all seniors since 2003.
  • Hargrave's Gen. Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Ethics adds a non-ROTC classroom element to the Academy's overall leadership training, teaching that good leadership is a learned.
  • Hargrave was named a 'National School of Character' by Character.org in 2016.
  • Hargrave's Postgraduate Basketball program won the 2016 National Prep Championship.
  • Hargrave's 'How to Study' program is taught and used by students daily.
  • Hargrave's reading program helps build student comprehension for better academic success in both high school and college.
  • School accreditations: Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS): National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
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