Hargrave uses the military model for three distinct reasons: organization, structure, discipline. Our Corps of Cadets is organized like a military unit to create efficiency in daily activities, facilitate team work, and build cohesion.
There is no military obligation for Hargrave graduates.
The military structure defines roles and responsibilities, provides leadership opportunities, and encourages decision-making by Cadets. The military model also provides a clear set of rewards for exceptional performance and consequences when standards are not met. The military model is an effective way to provide a clear path to success. A Cadet can reach their full potential by developing their leadership skills, meeting and exceeding standards, and being challenged to do their best both in and outside the classroom.