Our goal is not just for our Cadets to earn a high school diploma but to provide them with the tools that will allow them to be successful in life.
Hargrave’s faculty and staff engage the Cadets continuously both in and out of the classroom. Our dedicated faculty are knowledgeable, thoughtful, and our Cadets know how much they care about each student.
Students in grades ten through twelve experience an educational program that is designed to prepare them to attend the right college based on their academic ability, interest, and needs.
Academic schedules are similar to that found on a college campus, with students attending classes in three subjects per day, alternating those subjects the following day.
Required attendance in afternoon study halls affords students the opportunity for individual instruction with their teachers.
Center for Integrated Studies (CIS)
Hargrave’s Center for Integrated Studies, grades seven through nine, is structured around a philosophy that the younger student is best served by an integrated approach to development. Whether the learning, evaluation and mentoring occurs in the classroom, in the dorms, in the halls or in the athletic arena, today’s young man is preparing for an ever-increasingly complex world in high school, college and beyond.
The Academy’s CIS faculty and staff join students in the learning process, both modeling and building skills in an intentional, developmental, and deliberate manner. The end goal is to build academic aptitude, self-confidence, and most importantly, to instill a love for self-improvement.
Many families consider a post-graduate or first college year at Hargrave. These families fall into 3 broad categories: basketball players looking for a D1 or D2 scholarship, students applying for the United States Military Academy (West Point) or United States Naval Academy (Annapolis), and pure academic post graduates seeking a period of discipline, structure, and order, prior to attending a 4-year university.
Although each post-graduate Cadet imagines different options after their year of Hargrave, all are focused on being in college the following year. Our academic program is designed to provide each category with the foundational knowledge to be successful at the next level. This starts with a candid assessment of the student’s knowledge and confidence and the creation of a schedule that will meet that student’s present and future needs.
Hargrave prepares young men for life by fostering mental, physical, and spiritual growth. Rigorous academic instruction focuses on the foundation of knowledge necessary for college and on the development of critical thinking and learning skills.
Character development and spiritual growth are woven throughout the Hargrave experience; faculty and staff members ensure that every aspect of school life nurtures each student’s worth, potential, and integrity.
The diverse student body and the military structure provide a rich environment for personal growth and leadership development, while the emphasis on physical activity and sports promotes self-confidence, boosts self image, and instills an appreciation for fitness and teamwork. This focus on the whole person builds leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.