Day Students at R-MA
R-MA Upper School's day student population makes up approximately 25% 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 Student Services at 7:30. Formation is held at 7:45 am, and all day students are expected to be present. Sign out is at 5 pm for students involved in intramurals, and between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm for competitive athletes. The complete daily schedule is available here.
School typically begins the week before Labor Day, and runs to the end of May. 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. Announcements are listed on our web site, social media accounts, and called in to local radio stations WZRV 95.3 and WINC 92.5.
Like dorm students, day students benefit from small classes and a structured school day. They are able to take advantage of tutorial sessions, which are specific periods of time set aside at the end of the day Monday through Thursday each week for students to seek teacher help or make up assignments.