2016-17 Academic Calendar

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Semester 1 (Fall Term) 


Sunday, Aug 14th: Upper School Male CLS’ Report

Monday, Aug 15th: Football Camp Registration 10am - 11am

Monday, Aug 15th: Department Chairs Report

Tuesday, Aug 16th: Upper School Female CLS’ Report

Wednesday, Aug 17th: Falcon Scholar Registration 10am - 11am

Thursday, Aug 18th: Cadre Registration 10am - 11am

Monday, Aug 22nd: New Faculty Report 

Monday, Aug 22nd: Middle School SLS’ Report

Tuesday, Aug 23rd: Returning Faculty Report

Friday, Aug 26th: Football Scrimmage @ 1pm

Saturday, Aug 27th: Cadre Graduation @ 1pm

Monday, Aug 29th: Upper School International Registration (9th through 12th grade) 2pm - 3pm

Tuesday, Aug 30th: Upper School New Student Registration (9th through 12th grade) 10am - 12pm
(Rising Freshmen from the R-MA Middle School are considered New Students)

Wednesday, Aug 31st: Middle School Student Registration (6th through 8th grade) 10am - 11am

Wednesday, Aug 31st: Upper School Returning Student Registration (9th through 12th grade) 2pm - 3pm


Thursday, Sep 1st: 30 min Class Day & Athletics/Flight/Info Assembly

Friday, Sep 2nd:  30 min Class Day/Field Day

Saturday, Sep 3rd: Football Away @ Potomac

Monday, Sep 5th: First Chapel & Full Class Day

Friday, Sep 9th: Football Away @ St Anne's

Friday, Sep 23rd: Football Away @ Hargrave

Friday, Sep 30th: Football Away @ Fishburne


Saturday, Oct 1st: SAT Test @ R-MA

Saturday, Oct 8th: Football Away @ Fredericksburg Christian

Monday, Oct 10th: Admissions Open House

Friday, Oct 14th - Saturday, Oct 15th: Homecoming Weekend 

Saturday, Oct 15th: Football @ Home vs Massanutten @ 2pm 

Wednesday, Oct 19th: PSAT Testing for 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th graders

Wednesday, Oct 19th: Senior Retreat Day 

Thursday, Oct 20th: Seipp/Sheets Trumpet and Organ Concert @ 7:30pm in Boggs Chapel 

Friday, Oct 21st: Football @ Home

Saturday, Oct 22nd: ACT Test @ R-MA

Saturday, Oct 22nd: Band & Parade Unit to Millersville, PA Parade

Friday, Oct 28th: Quarter 1 Ends

Saturday, Oct 29th: Football @ Home

Monday, Oct 31st: Quarter 2 Registration

Monday, Oct 31st: Trunk or Treat


Friday, Nov 4th: Senior Day for Football @ Home @ 3:00pm 

Saturday, Nov 5th: Fall Family Day (Closed Weekend for Cadets)

Sunday, Nov 6th: Daylight Saving Time ends

Sunday, Nov 6th: Admissions Open House

Monday, Nov 7th: Fall Sports Ceremony for Fall athletes, coaches, and parents at 3:30pm in Boggs Chapel

Tuesday Nov 8th: Winter Season Begins

Friday, Nov 11th: Veterans Day Ceremonies

*Friday, Nov 18th: Thanksgiving break begins at 12:40pm

Monday, Nov 28th: Thanksgiving break ends at 6:30pm 

Monday, Nov 28th: Employee In-Service

Tuesday, Nov 29th: Classes resume, begin with Chapel


Saturday, Dec 3rd: Front Royal Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec 4th: Admissions Open House

Sunday, Dec 11th: 7:30pm - 9pm Christmas Concert in Boggs Chapel

Thursday, Dec 15th: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Candlelight Service in Boggs Chapel

Thursday, Dec 15th: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Annual Christmas Banquet in Turner Dining Hall

*Friday, Dec 16th: Christmas Break begins at 12:40pm 


Monday, Jan 2nd: Christmas Break ends at 6:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 3rd: Classes Resume 

Wednesday, Jan 4th: Young Alumni Day 

Monday, Jan 16th – Thursday, Jan 19th: Semester Exam Week

Monday, Jan 16th: Admissions Open House

**Thursday, Jan 19th: Semester break begins at 12:00pm 

Thursday, Jan 19th: Band departs for Universal Studio

Monday, Jan 23rd: 2nd Semester New Student Registration

Monday, Jan 23rd: Semester Break ends at 6:30pm 

Semester 2 (Spring Term) 


Tuesday, Jan 24th: Classes resume, begin with Chapel


Friday, Feb 10th: Peter Van Buskirk, “Winning The College Admissions Game” 

Saturday, Feb 11th: ACT Test @ R-MA

Monday, Feb 20th: Admissions Open House

Monday, Feb 20th: Winter DAC Games begin 

Wednesday, Feb 22nd: Select Band & Select Chorus to Military School Band Festival in Norwich University

**Thursday, Feb 23rd: Mid-Winter break begins at 12:40pm 

Monday, Feb 27th: Mid-Winter Break ends at 6:30pm & Band and select Chorus returns

Tuesday, Feb 28th: Classes resume, begin with Chapel

Tuesday, Feb 28th: Winter Sports Ceremony for winter athletes, coaches, and parents at 3:30pm in Boggs Chapel


Wednesday, Mar 1st: Spring Sports Season begins

Thursday, March 9th: Military Ball @ Shenandoah Valley Golf Club from 6pm-10pm.

Friday, March 10th: No Class Day 

Saturday, March 11th: SAT test at R-MA

Sunday, March 12th: Daylight Saving Time starts

Monday, March 13th: Classes resume

Friday, March 17th: Band and Parade Unit to the St Patrick’s Day Parade in NY

Sunday, March 19th: Admissions Open House

Friday, March 24th: End of 3rd Quarter

*Friday, March 24th: Spring Break begins @ 12:40pm


Sunday, Apr 2nd: Spring Break ends at 6:30pm 

Monday, Apr 3rd: Classes Resume

Saturday, Apr 8th: Founder's Day Gala

Thursday, Apr 13th: Spring Family Day

**Thursday, Apr 13th: Easter Break begins at 12:30pm 

Monday, Apr 17th: Easter Break ends at 6:30pm 

Tuesday, Apr 18th: Classes Resume

Saturday, Apr 22nd: State Drill Meet

Sunday, Apr 23rd: Admissions Open House

Friday Apr 28th - Sunday Apr 30th: Founder's Day/125th Anniversary (Closed Weekend for Cadets)


Friday, May 5th: Apple Blossom Firemen’s Parade

Saturday, May 6th: Apple Blossom Grand Parade 

Monday, May 8th: Spring DAC Tournaments begin

Monday, May 15th: Spring Sports Ceremony for winter athletes, coaches, and parents at 3:30pm in Boggs Chapel

Saturday, May 20th: Strawberry Festival

Monday, May 22nd: Class of 2017 Exam Week

Thursday, May 25th: Athletic Banquet

Thursday, May 25th: 7pm Awards Ceremony in Boggs Chapel

Friday, May 26th: 9:30am - 10:30am Baccalaureate Service in Boggs Chapel

Friday, May 26th: 11:30am - 2pm Class of 2017 Final Luncheon/Final Parade

Saturday, May 27th: Graduation in Melton Gymnasium, 10:00am

Monday, May 29th: Underclassmen Exam Week

Monday, May 29th: Admissions Open House


Thursday, Jun 1: Final Day for Underclassmen


*School breaks where all students must depart from campus.  Transportation needs can be set up with Karen Moxie @ kmoxie@rma.edu.

**Long weekend breaks and there are no classes.  Students do not have to depart campus but are more than welcome to.  Transportation needs can be set up with Karen Moxie @ kmoxie@rma.edu.