Randolph-Macon Academy - Review #3
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1992-1994|
|Sports and Activities:||I played tennis and volleyball, was on the unarmed drill team, an assistant flight commander.|
|College Enrolled:||George Mason University|
|Home Town, State:||Burke, VA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Randolph Macon Academy is a military academy with many aspects of a non-military prep school--chapel for instance. It is also a co-ed military academy, which was great for me (being a woman!).
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
R-MA really gave me the discipline that I needed at that point in my life. I am now very successful in business, I have a Masters Degree, and I credit R-MA for setting me on the right track.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The structure and discipline were great for me at that time in my life.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life was very nice compared to other boarding schools--for example, rooms are broken into "suites" where 4 girls share a bathroom. There are phones in every room, which is also nice, however this is a military school--your room is checked every night, there is a lights-out time, etc.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Front Royal is a very quaint town--not a lot to do other than a movie theater, bowling alley, pool hall, K-Mart, etc.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I met some great friends who I am still in touch with.
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