R-MA Events and Press Releases

First Known Middle School Rotary Youth Leadership Activity to be Held in Front Royal

Front Royal, VA— On Saturday, October 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School will be leading what is believed to be the first known Middle School Rotary Youth Leadership Activity (RYLA) worldwide. It will be a day-long event geared towards making service above self and leadership relevant to middle school students in the local area.

Gearing Up for Homecoming

Homecoming Court Announced

Front Royal, VA—Randolph-Macon Academy’s school year is fast-approaching its main fall social event: Homecoming, which takes place on October 9 and 10, 2015. As the Yellow Jackets gear up to play Southern Garrett High School, the Academy will also take time to mark a significant historical chapter this year.

R-MA Welcomes Author of The Admission Game

“The Admission Game®” Takes the Stress Out of College Planning 

Interactive workshop demystifies the college admission process

Front Royal, VA, October 1, 2015   “What are colleges looking for in my application? Which courses should I take? When should I visit colleges? What do they want to see in my essay? How do I go about paying for college?”

Randolph-Macon Academy Named “Top High School” by Virginia Living for Third Year

For the third consecutive year Randolph-Macon Academy has been named to Virginia Living State of Education’s Top High Schools. The magazine editors chose schools for one of six categories: Arts & Humanities, Science, Math & Technology, Fine & Visual Arts, Capital Improvements, Athletics, and Special Needs. Randolph-Macon Academy was selected in the category of Arts & Humanities for its impressive band program.


Upcoming Educational Fairs

The R-MA Admission staff attends many educational fairs throughout the year, both at K-8 schools and in conjunction with various organizations such as the Virginia Association of Military Schools. If your school is having a school fair that we are not listed as attending, tell your school counselor that you would like to see us there!

If you have any questions, please call us at 540-636-5484.

Turbo the Flying Dog

It was a clear blue day in Front Royal without a cloud in the sky--just a dog named Turbo. Turbo landed at Randolph-Macon Academy along with the authors of his two books Turbo the Flying Dog and Turbo Learns to Fly and his dog pal, Olive.

October 12th Open House

The Randolph-Macon Academy family invites you to attend an open house on our beautiful 135-acre campus nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. You will have the opportunity to tour the campus and facilities and meet teachers, admission counselors and students. Visiting campus is the best way to know if R-MA is the right school for you! 

Tours begin promptly at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Monday, October 12, 2015. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. RSVPs are requested.


Annual Awards Banquet

Randolph-Macon Academy announced the annual award winners at a banquet held on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. The winners were:

Turbo the Flying Dog

turbo the Flying DogCome see Turbo the Flying Dog! There will be games, activities, book signing, and story time. The event will be Sunday, September 13th from 1pm to 4pm at Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School. The event is free to the public. If you have any questions feel free to call or email us. 540-636-5484 admission@rma.edu

Homecoming 2015

Still Time to Register for Summer Camp

There is still time to sign up for the last two weeks of the Middle School Academic Summer Camp!

A variety of academic courses are available to allow students to develop their skills or pursue a passion. After a few hours of morning classes, campers move on to interactive group fun, sports, swimming, community service, conservation projects, games, and other activities. Evenings include organized activities such as bonfires, movie trips, bowling, mini golf, and more!

Brian Barbour Named President of Rotary Club of Warren County

On July 1, 2015, Randolph-Macon Academy Social Studies Department Chair, U.S. Government Teacher, Summer School Director, Mentoring Committee member, and Senior Class Advisor Brian Barbour will take on another responsibility when he becomes president of the Rotary Club of Warren County—which is currently known as the Rotary Club of Linden. The club will also take its new name on July 1st. 

R-MA & Kiwanis Team Up to Gather 100,00+ Tabs to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

In 2008, Randolph-Macon Academy’s community service club, in conjunction with the Front Royal Kiwanis Club, began collecting soda can tabs on campus with the goal of raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital/Ronald McDonald House. On the R-MA campus, cheerfully decorated cups and jugs were placed in the dorms, classrooms, and offices. Throughout the school year, the community service students would occasionally collect the tabs, bag them, and put them in storage.

8th Grade Promotion

The Middle School promotion ceremony took place on June 4, 2015 at Boggs Chapel.  Principal Derrick Leasure greeted the families, faculty, staff, and students gathered and shared some information about the class: the average eighth grader had a 3.3 GPA in any given quarter; 100% of the students participated in an interscholastic sport this year; the class as a whole served over 800 hours of community service; and 90% of the class has taken at least one high school class at the R-MA Upper School.

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