Day Cadets

Hargrave welcomes Day Cadets

Students who live near Chatham can attend Hargrave as a Day Cadet (non-boarding).

Hargrave is a college preparatory school, not a pathway to serving in the military. It is, instead, the spirit of the military, teaching the students honor, integrity, self-discipline, pride, tolerance, and endurance, all of which builds character that benefits each student throughout their life.

Why do Day Cadets come to Hargrave?

  • Character Matters Here — They want to be part of a diverse community where character development, leadership skills, and teamwork are emphasized.
  • Stronger Academics — They want or need more than their current school provides.
  • A High-Quality Athletics Program — A smaller program also means more opportunities to play.
  • A Better Environment — Safe, clean, smaller, structured.
  • Preparation for College and Life — They want a college prep academy with a reputation for building leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.

Come Visit Hargrave

Visit Hargrave for an open house or personal tour. Speak with the team and students to learn how Hargrave helps boys grow.

Day Cadet Fast Facts

  • Day Cadets operate off of the same handbook as Boarding Cadets and have the same policies for the academic day
  • Uniforms, daily life, and expectations are essentially the same for all Cadets
  • Monday–Friday: Day Cadets arrive at 0715 (7:15 AM)
  • Monday–Friday: Day Cadets may leave after sports practice / physical education class at 1730 (5:30 PM)
  • Day Cadets are required to attend all Special Weekend events and other required weekend training (held on closed weekends)
  • Day Cadets may drive to school and park in designated parking area

College Acceptances

Our College Placement Counselor works with our students throughout their Hargrave career to assist them in finding their perfect-fit college.

Character Matters Here

Your Hargrave story starts with a conversation. Let’s get your story started.

Admissions: 1 (800) 432-2480

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We foster an environment of change, integrity, growth, character, and leadership, and intrinsically motivate our Cadets to succeed in every aspect of their lives.

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We base every day on these beliefs about how boys grow into young men.

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