Randolph-Macon Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #1 - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #1 - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #2 - Sonner-Payne Hall is R-MA's main building, overlooking the historic town of Front Royal. It houses the boys' dorm and administrative offices.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #3 - Randolph-Macon Academy offers a unique flight program. The two airplanes (both Cessna 172s) are owned by the Academy, and the instructors are faculty members. About 30 students each year are enrolled in the program. On average, four to six students solo each year, and another one to two earn their private pilot certification.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #4 - The Air Force JROTC program teaches much more than how to march. It offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills in and out of the classroom setting. It also teaches students about citizenship, serving others, and "real life" skills such as resume writing and how to balance a checkbook.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #5 - With a STEM program that is expanding each year and innovation labs opened in 2017 and 2018, Randolph-Macon students are challenged to explore ideas and solve problems creatively.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #6 - R-MA's marching band participates in the Washington, D.C., and/or New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade every year in addition to other parades on the East Coast. The concert band performed at the National Rifle Association's annual convention for three consecutive years.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #7 - Community service is taught, not required, at Randolph-Macon Academy. While there is no requirement for graduation, students are given many opportunities to serve their community, both on-campus and in the town of Front Royal. In this photo, students are helping to clear the brush from the property of St. Luke's Clinic, a local free clinic providing health care to those in need.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #8 - This photo shows most of Randolph-Macon's 135-acre campus, which sits on a hill overlooking the town of Front Royal. The athletic fields include a football field, baseball field, softball field, two soccer fields, and a lacrosse field in addition to the track. There are views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and west of campus.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #9 - Team-building and confidence-building activities are a key component of extracurricular activities at R-MA. Whether it is through the on-campus "Boomer's Run" with various challenges to overcome, or the high and low ropes courses at the nearby 4H Northern Virginia Educational Center, the students are regularly engaged in activities that will challenge them to rise.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo #10 - Have fun in Randolph-Macon Academy's drama department! Featuring plays and musicals such as "Mulan," "Lion King," "Grease," and "Check Please!", drama at R-MA offers opportunities for the experienced actor as well as the person who has always wanted to try it but never had a chance.
  • Students at Randolph-Macon Academy experience "The Power of Rise." It is the idea that together we can go further, that in helping each other we each achieve more.
  • It's not about reaching your potential--it's about exceeding it. Our combination of college-prep academics and Air Force Junior ROTC means you graduate with a college-prep diploma and leadership skills--a combination that means success in college and the rest of your life.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Randolph-Macon Academy Drill Duet Wins National Championship Title - 04/10/2019 - In late March, Randolph-Macon Academy Air Force Junior ROTC VA-091 Drill Team traveled to Dayton, OH, to compete in the Air Force Junior ROTC National Drill Meet held at Wright ...moreState Nutter Center Arena. R-MA seniors Cadet Captain Gabriel Rivera and Cadet Colonel Fatoumata "Rana" Diallo placing first in the Duet Competition!In addition to the first-place finish by Rivera and Diallo, R-MA had a number of strong finishes, which earned the team eighth place overall in the 28-team meet.

    Freshman Cadet Airman First Class Masaru Mori placed sixth out of 630 cadets in the Knockout Drill Competition. The Color Guard finished seventh, and Inspection Team finished eighth. Diallo earned tenth place in the Commander`s Trophy competition, and both Unarmed Regulation and Unarmed Exhibition claimed thirteenth.
  • R-MA Drill Team Defends State Championship Title - 05/09/2019 - Fresh off of their eighth-place finish at the Air Force Junior ROTC Nationals Drill Meet in March, the Randolph-Macon Academy Air Force Junior ROTC VA-091 Drill Team traveled to Atlee ...moreHigh School in Atlee, Virginia, for the 2019 Virginia Air Force Association JROTC State Drill Championship meet on April 27, 2019. hide

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Randolph-MaconBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationUnited MethodistNon-denominational
Year Founded18921909
Campus Size135 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment257 students318 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1110* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score22*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Air Force duty for grades 9-12; khaki pants and polo shirt for grades 6-8; all grades wear blazer once per week.)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1917
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$4,765
(Boarding, Upper School costs. Prices vary for Middle School and/or day campers. )
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Endowment Size$7.8 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Middle school 7-day is $40,090.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Middle school tuition is $20,069.)
Tuition international students$54,251$49,850
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$10,770$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineMar. 1 / Aug. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsClare Dame
Associate Director of AdmissionsAmy Harriman

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1917
Courses(English) Utopia/Dystopia Honors, Algebra 2 Honors, Anatomy & Physiology, Dual Enrolled, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP German IV, AP German V, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish IV, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History, Arts in Society Honors, Biotechnology, Dual Enrolled, Chemistry Honors, English 10 Honors, English 9 Honors, French III Honors, Geometry Honors, Geospatial Information Systems, Dual Enrolled, German 3 Honors, Pre-calculus Honors, Spanish 3 Honors


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1315
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations3624
ExtracurricularsFlight Program

Club or Organization:
Air Force JROTC, Cadets in Action, Chess Club, Community Service Club, CyberPatriot, Digital Photography, Drumming and Percussion, Exeter Social Service Organization (ESSO), Exeter Surf Club, Exonian (Newspaper), Flight Club (Middle School), Honor Guard, International Club, LEAD (Leaders at Exeter Abstaining from Drugs), PEAN (Yearbook), Random Acts of Kindness Club, S.B.F.L. (Intramural Flag Football), Spring Fling Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Drama Club, Exeter Politic Union, Open Door/Gay Straight Alliance, Table Tennis

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Armed Drill Team, Color Guard, Exeter Independents, Flag Corps, Flag Football, National Geographic Bee, Political Action, Res Gestae (Yearbook), Singing Club, Theatrical Arts Society (T.A.S), Worship Team

College Matriculation

Year: 2013 - 201810 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
George Mason University17
University of Virginia15
Pennsylvania State University, University Park10
Virginia Tech10
American University9
Virginia Commonwealth University9
Northern Virginia Community College--Annandale Campus8
Arizona State University7
Howard University7
James Madison University7
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Inspire the Rise within your child at Randolph-Macon Academy, where tradition meets innovation. 
  • Randolph-Macon Academy is a co-ed college-prep school with an Air Force Junior ROTC program, focused on equipping students to be successful in college and in life.
  • Our academic program encourages students to develop creative, innovative solutions to challenges, to work collaboratively and think analytically and critcally. 
  • Our graduating classes have a 99% college acceptance rate, and average over $6 million in college scholarships each year.
  • Affiliated and listed with the United Methodist Church.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
  • Unique flight training program that includes two Cessna 172 aircraft, a professional-level flight simulator, and a drone program.
  • Marching band performs throughout the East Coast, from New York City to Florida.
  • Air Force JROTC program teaches leadership, citizenship, and self-discipline, and is recognized as a "Distinguished Unit with Merit".
  • Randolph-Macon Academy accreditations: Virginia Association of Independent Schools; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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