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How Our Private School Students Are Encouraged To Thrive

At Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) private school, we understand that thriving in today’s competitive world requires more than academic knowledge. It demands structure, discipline, resilience, and the courage to take risks. 

Our co-ed private military school for grades 6-12 provides a superior university-preparatory curriculum and prepares each student to pursue a life of meaning and success. Here’s how we ensure our students are well-equipped to excel during their time at R-MA and beyond.

Building a Foundation With Structure and Discipline at Our Private School

Structure and discipline are the bedrock of our educational approach. Our private school integrates these elements into daily activities, ensuring that students can manage their time effectively and adhere to high standards of personal conduct.

Our Character and Leadership Development Program (CLDP) underscores this approach by focusing on self-discipline, holistic health, and fitness. Our CLDP consists of four modules, which include mandatory classes that are attended with their unit rather than by class year. This structure fosters leadership skills, unit cohesion, and an appreciation for the importance of good followership, which is essential for effective leadership.

A private school student taking part in an intense obstacle course challenge
Our private school students learn discipline through structure.

Fostering Resilience Through the Power of Rise

Resilience is critical in navigating academic and personal challenges’ inevitable ups and downs. At R-MA, we teach our students to embody ‘The Power of Rise,’ a mindset encouraging them to embrace risks, handle failures, and learn from them. 

This philosophy ensures that every outcome, whether a success or a setback, becomes a step toward personal growth and a deeper sense of accomplishment. Our supportive community and the shared experiences of overcoming adversity inspire our students to develop emotional resilience, which serves them well beyond their school years.

Encouraging Risk-Taking in a Supportive Environment

The ability to take calculated risks is a vital part of achieving success. At R-MA, students learn to step out of their comfort zones in a safe and supportive environment. Whether through leadership opportunities in the Cadet Corps or participating in our Summer Leadership School, students are encouraged to take on new challenges. 

These experiences teach valuable leadership, discipline, respect, and honor lessons. At the same time, visits to significant sites like D.C. monuments and military installations enrich their understanding and appreciation of their roles as future leaders.

A class of private school students performing military drills outside in uniform
Our private school students are empowered to aim for the stars.

How Our Private School Prepares for Future Success

Our commitment to preparing students for success is reflected in their outstanding achievements. As a college prep school, we are proud that 100% of our graduates are accepted into prestigious universities worldwide, and our educational approach proves effective. 

The Class of 2023 alone received over $19.3 million in scholarships, a testament to their preparedness to excel in higher education and beyond. At R-MA, we pride ourselves on our students’ academic achievements and development as confident, trustworthy, critical thinkers eager to use their talents to impact the world positively.

At Randolph-Macon Academy, we do more than educate students; we prepare them to thrive in every aspect of their lives. Our rigorous academic programs, coupled with a strong emphasis on character and leadership development, equip students with the skills they need to succeed in a complex global landscape. 

We invite you to learn more about how our approach can help your child excel by visiting our campus and experiencing the R-MA difference firsthand. Join us on a journey that transforms potential into achievement.

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