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Academic accreditation is a cornerstone of Hargrave’s commitment to excellence. The Hargrave program meets or exceeds the rigorous educational standards mandated by our three accrediting organizations and prepares our young men for acceptance to the nation’s leading higher education institutions.

Accrediting Bodies

  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
  • Cognia
  • Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE)

In addition to our academic accreditation, Hargrave is an active member of multiple educational associations, reflecting our dedication to continuous improvement and adherence to best practices in education. These affiliations provide access to a wealth of resources, including the latest educational research, professional development for faculty, and an expansive network of peer institutions committed to high standards.

Membership Organizations

  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMSCUS)