R-MA News & Blog

Maturity: The Class of 2011 Has It

Friday, May 13, 2011

Maturity…I know part of it is just growing up. But in talking to R-MA parents, it tends to be one of the first things they say about their kids. “He’s so much more mature than his friends.” That’s not an easy thing to define, and outside of parental quotes, it’s not easy to put into marketing materials. Just the word “maturity” tends to conjure up images of white-haired gentlemen in business suits, possibly overcautious, rather than almost-graduates who are ready to take on the world.

Dr. John Jacobs to Visit R-MA

Monday, May 9, 2011

Members of Randolph-Macon Academy’s Alpha Readers Club will get a preview of a college class tonight when Dr. John Jacobs, English Chairman at Shenandoah University, visits campus.

The students in the book club were assigned three short stories in the book Collected Stories by Willa Cather in preparation for tonight’s discussion. They read “Neighbor Rosicky,” “Old Mrs. Harris,” and “Two Friends” in the Obscure Destinies section.

AP Courses: What's in a Name?

Friday, May 6, 2011

We met with a group of Randolph-Macon Academy parents and “past parents” (people whose students graduated from our school) about three weeks ago.  Our purpose was to talk about how we could better market Randolph-Macon Academy in the Winchester area, but in the course of the discussions, the parents spent a lot of time telling us how our small private school had changed their children’s lives. It was an uplifting experience, of course, but our president, Maj Gen Henry Hobgood, and I were a bit puzzled by one of the comments at his table.