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Cadet shaking hands with President in Chapel.


Building Character Since 1909

Since 1909, Hargrave’s uncompromising commitment to building men of character has set us apart as the best at what we do.


Leadership in Action

The Hargrave leadership development model does not just teach leadership — we practice it daily. We put learned leadership skills into action in the classroom, the sports arena, within our Corps of Cadets, and in our communities. Our Center for Leadership and Ethics enhances this experience by using a deliberate, graduated approach to learning where we explore character and character development in both academic and practical exercises. Hargrave’s process of building men of character is time-tested.

Center for Leadership and Ethics

Founded in 2001, The Center for Leadership and Ethics is an extension of Hargrave’s vision to provide the best opportunity to grow our young men holistically as students, athletes, and leaders. Hargrave’s Four Pillars of Academics, Character, Faith, and Athletics guide our strategy to create the best leadership program in the country.

One of a Kind

Our unique leadership program formally extends into high school and post-graduate programs with the 18-week Leadership 1 and Leadership 2 courses. Our short-term goal is to inspire our Cadets to want to learn and grow as leaders.

The outcome of these formal courses is to develop Cadets into leaders that:

  • Strive to be men of character and take action when required.
  • Want to be positive and contributing citizens in their communities.
  • Want to make a difference and promote change.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and make sound and ethical decisions.