R-MA Middle School's day student population makes up approximately 25-30% of the student body. These students are fully involved in the academic life and athletics at R-MA, and are encouraged to take part in other activities as well. If you are one of the many local parents who commute to Washington, D.C. each day, you can be sure that convenient and flexible activities after school ensure your child is safe and well-cared for until you arrive.
Day students sign in at the office between 7:30 and 7:45 am. The day begins with an assembly at the flagpole at 7:50 for daily announcements and the pledge, and students are required to be present for this. Sign out is between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm, after intramurals and sports are completed. Students participating on Upper School sports teams may get out later.
School typically begins the week before Labor Day and runs to the first week of June. Regular federal holidays are not observed, which permits an extended holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas and in the spring. There are two parent weekends scheduled per year; one each semester. The full calendar for the academic year is updated regularly.
Because most of R-MA's students board at the school, and many of our teachers live on or around campus, severe weather closings and delays are very rare. Day student families are encouraged to use their best judgement and put safety first. Day students are also invited to stay in the dorm overnight if they are concerned about missing classes.