Mentoring, Spiritual Life, Community Service, Honor Code

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At R-MA, a boarding school in Virginia, students respect adults, each other and their country.At Randolph-Macon Academy, we believe that our students need a strong foundation in Knowledge, Leadership and Character in order to succeed in life. Knowledge is taught in the classroom and on the field, leadership is taught in sports, in the dorms, in student organizations, and via the Air Force JROTC program.  But how does one teach character?

At R-MA, we have woven character-building into the everyday lives of our students:

  • The Air Force core values of Integrity, Excellence in All We Do, and Service before Self are taught on a daily basis.
  • The Christian-based values of the United Methodist Church are taught at chapel each week.
  • Community service, though not required for graduation, is so integrated into our culture that our students serve 12,000 hours annually, in our school and in our community, and even internationally.
  • Students meet regularly with their mentors, who can offer guidance on decisions and frank talk about life situations.
  • The Residential Life program offers opportunity to discuss age-appropriate topics in both the Middle School and the Upper School.
  • Every student is expected to abide by the R-MA Honor Code.