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January 12, 2024

News & Updates from the Hargrave Community

Revamped Summer Program

Welcome to the 2024 Hargrave Summer Program – where education and activities intersect to create an unforgettable adventure. Our newly revamped program is more than just a summer camp; it’s an experience tailored to boys and the ways in which they learn and grow into young men.

  • Saturday, July 6 – Saturday, August 3, 2024
  • Open to current students and students new to Hargrave
  • All Boys
  • Grades 7–12
  • Boarding or Day

Embrace Adventure – Apply Now.

Multidisciplinary Learning and Real-World Applications

Our curriculum is designed to engage and challenge. With thematic units that culminate in hands-on fieldwork, students will gain practical experience in STEM and liberal arts. Whether it’s a river survey integrating biology and environmental science or exploring the historical significance of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy, our approach ensures a rich, multidisciplinary learning experience for your son.

Local and National Perspectives

Summer Program students will embark on a journey through Virginia’s storied landscapes and historical sites. Our program offers an immersive exploration of the region, from the majestic Appalachian Trail to the historical richness of Colonial America. Each destination is a dynamic classroom, bringing lessons to life.

Our Sumer program doesn’t just look inward on Virginia, but also outward. Visits to Washington D.C., the D-Day Memorial, and other significant sites offer a national perspective, tying local experiences to broader themes in government, history, and entrepreneurship.

Boarding School Life: A Preview

For many, our summer program is the first taste of boarding school life. It’s an opportunity to experience the hands-on educational programs and camaraderie parents want for their sons.

Sample Daily Schedule

6:30 AMWake UpWake UpWake UpWake UpWake UpWake Up
7:00 AMPhysical ActivityPhysical ActivityPhysical ActivityPhysical ActivityPhysical ActivityPhysical Activity
7:20 AMMess I / HygieneMess I / HygieneMess I / HygieneMess I / HygieneMess I / HygieneMess I / Hygiene
8:25 AMClass: Architecture of MonticelloClass: Early Virginia HistoryClass: Architecture of MonticelloClass: Early Virginia HistoryField EventExtension Class: Trip to MonticelloReveille
9:25 AMBreakBreakBreakBreakField EventExtension Class: Trip to MonticelloFormation
9:30 AMClass: Math SkillsClass: EtiquetteClass: Math SkillsClass: EtiquetteField EventExtension Class: Trip to MonticelloOptional Off-Campus Church
10:30 AMBreakBreakBreakBreakField EventExtension Class: Trip to MonticelloBrunch
10:35 AMClass: Foreign LanguagesClass: The Declaration of IndependenceClass: Foreign LanguagesClass: The Declaration of IndependenceBreakExtension Class: Trip to MonticelloBrunch
11:35 AMFormationFormationFormationFormationFormationUVA Picnic
11:45 AMLunchLunchLunchLunchLunchUVA Picnic
12:50 PMActivity: KickballActivity: Board GamesActivity: JujitsuActivity: ArtExtension Class: Natural Bridge(Return)On-Campus Activities
1:50 PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak(Return)
1:55 PMFlex Class: Jefferson’s GardenFlex Class: Military TimeFlex Class: Food at MonticelloFlex Class: Chapel / Bible StudyExtension Class: Natural Bridge(Return)On-Campus Activities
2:55 PMBreakBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
3:00 PMReflectionReflectionReflectionReflectionPoolClubs
4:00 PMTransition TimeTransition TimeTransition TimeTransition TimePoolClubs
5:00 PMDinnerDinnerDinnerDinnerEtiquette DinnerFree Time / ClubsChapel
6:00 PMSportsSportsSportsSportsEtiquette DinnerDinnerDinner
7:55 PMHygiene TimeHygiene TimeHygiene TimeHygiene TimeHygiene TimeHygiene Time
8:35 PMRes LifeRes LifeRes LifeRes LifeRes LifeRes Life
9:35 PMDevotionalDevotionalDevotionalDevotionalDevotionalDevotionalDevotional
10:00PMLights OutLights OutLights OutLights OutLights OutLights OutLights Out

Hargrave Podcast

YouTube video
On this episode of #formation we discuss many topics including what we are thankful for, Roblox vs Minecraft, and leadership related topics.
YouTube video
Welcome back edition, no planning just randomness. In addition to our leadership conversation, we talked briefly about Christmas movies and movies in general.

Europe – Summer 2025

Dear families,

We’re going on a WWII-focused tour of Western Europe in the Summer of 2025, and you’re invited! We’re excited to tell you more about the trip we’re planning with EF Tours, our educational travel partner. Please be sure to register for this info session to be considered for this opportunity: CLICK HERE FOR INFO

When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and we would love to have your student join us on this adventure. In this info session, we’ll discuss:

-How this opportunity will benefit your student
-What we’ll see and do on our trip
-Everything that’s included in this experience
-How your child can earn academic credit
-How we’re keeping this safe and affordable
-How to enroll on this trip (before it fills up!) during EF’s risk-free enrollment period

There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Thank You,
Scott Roach
Social Studies Department Chair

Alumni Weekend 2024

Alumni Weekend 2024 will take place on Friday, April 19th, and Saturday, April 20th.

Reunion Classes: 

 75th – ‘49 ,  70th – ‘54,  65th – ‘59,  60th – ‘64,  55th – ‘69,  50th -’74,  45th – ‘79,  40th – ‘84, 35th – ‘89,  30th – ‘94,  25th – ‘99, 20th – ‘04, 15th – ‘09, 10th – ‘14,  5th – ‘19,  1st – ‘23
Register to Attend

Friday, April 19th

Golf Tournament (Registration) 9:00 am
Location: Goodyear Golf Course

Golf Tournament (Tee Off) 10:00 am
Location: Goodyear Golf Course

Pre Registration (Hargrave) 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hargrave Museum 

Retreat Ceremony 6:00 pm  
Company Street

Alumni Social 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Baker House

Flexible Events for Saturday, April 20th

Lankford House Museum  9:00 am – 10:00 am & 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Gift Shop  8:30 am – 10:30 am & 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 20th

Registration 7:30 am  
Front Lawn of Cosby

Alumni Morning Breakfast Social 8:00 am – 9:00 am
John D. Smith III 56’ Mess Hall

Heritage Society Breakfast 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Executive Dining Room

Barracks Inspection 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Barracks 1-6

Class Photos 9:00 am – 10:15 am 
Front Steps

Alumni Parade 11:00 am
Simpson Parade Field

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Thompson Track Big Tent

State of The Academy – Eric Peterson – 1:00 pm
Thompson Track Big Tent

Alumni Association Board Meeting   1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Executive Dining Room

Facility Tours 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Skeet Shooting 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Spradlin Skeet Range


Striving for Excellence

As we embark on our journey of growth and discipline, it is essential to focus on the pursuit of excellence. Excellence is not just a goal; it is a way of life that requires commitment, dedication, and a steadfast spirit. We must explore the concept of excellence through the lens of scripture to guide and inspire us on this noble path.

Foundation of Excellence: Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Trust in the guidance of the Lord as the foundation of your pursuit of excellence. When we rely on God’s wisdom, our actions are aligned with His purpose, leading us to success.

PG Basketball Tickets & Clubs

  • Adult Season Ticket – $60.00 (excludes third-party events)
  • Youth (Ages 6-13) Season Ticket – $35.00 (excludes third-party events)

Three Point Club

  • $85.00
  • Season ticket to all home PGBB games (excluding Veterans Day Classic and Relentless Hoops Military Circuit)
  • Weekend Pass for the First Piedmont Corp. Invitational
  • Hargrave Basketball T-shirt
  • Subscription to Hargrave Fast Break (Bi-weekly Team Newsletter)
  • 20% discount for third-party event weekend passes

Junior Tigers Club (Ages 6-13)

  • $50.00
  • Season ticket to all home PGBB games (excluding Veterans Day Classic and Relentless Hoops Military Circuit)
  • Weekend Pass for the First Piedmont Corp. Invitational
  • Hargrave Basketball T-shirt
  • Opportunity to rebound for the team before home games!
  • Hear the game plan from Coach Veshi before every home game
  • 20% discount on Ben Veshi Basketball Clinics

For more PG Basketball information, please visit the Hargrave Athletics website or contact Coach Veshi directly at [email protected] to learn more about the team’s roster, schedule, Three Point Club, or Jr. Tigers Club. We’d love to catch everyone at a game (or several) during the 2023-2024 season!

Upcoming Athletic Events

01/20/2410:30 AMAway@ Bishop McGuinness HS, Kernersville, NC
01/27/2410:30 AMAway@ Greensboro Fencing Academy, Greensboro, NC
02/10/2410:30 AMAway@ Simkins Center, Greensboro, NC
02/24/2410:30 AMAway@ Chapel Hill High School
01/12/245:30 PMAway@ Tunstall Middle, Tunstall
01/17/245:30 PMHomeChatham Middle
01/23/244:30 PMAway@ Carlisle, Martinsville
01/24/245:30 PMAway@ Dan River
01/31/245:30 PMHomeDan River, Danville
02/03/2412:00 PMHomeWestwood Middle
02/07/244:30 PMHomeCarlisle
02/08/244:00 PMAway@ North Cross, Roanoke
02/13/244:00 PMHomeVES
01/16/24TBAAway@ Blue Ridge
01/18/246:00 PMAway@ George Washington (Bonner Middle)
01/20/241:00 PMAway@ Eastern Mennonite, Harrisonburg
01/23/245:30 PMAway@ Carlisle, Martinsville
01/25/246:00 PMHomeGeorge Washington HS
01/30/244:30 PMHomeFishburne
02/02/244:30 PMHomeThe Covenant
02/06/244:30 PMHomeRoanoke Catholic
02/08/245:30 PMAway@ North Cross, Roanoke
02/10/2412:00 PMAway@ Miller, Charlottesville
02/13/245:30 PMHomeVES
02/15/245:30 PMHomeNew Covenant
02/20/24TBABRAC Quarter Finals
02/22/24TBABRAC Semi Finals
02/24/24TBAAwayBRAC Finals (@ North Cross, Roanoke)
01/13/242:30 PMHomeOak Hill
01/16/24TBAAway@ Blue Ridge, St. George
01/18/24TBAHomeOak Ridge
01/20/242:30 PMAway@ Eastern Mennonite, Harrisonburg
01/23/246:45 PMAway@ Carlisle, Martinsville
01/26/24TBAHomeRelentless Hoops Circuit
01/27/24TBAHomeRelentless Hoops Circuit
01/30/246:00 PMHomeFishburne
02/02/246:00 PMHomeThe Covenant
02/06/246:00 PMHomeRoanoke Catholic
02/08/247:00 PMAway@ North Cross, Roanoke
02/10/242:00 PMAway@ Miller, Charlottesville
02/12/247:00 PMHomeBlue Ridge
02/13/247:00 PMHomeVES
02/15/247:00 PMHomeNew Covenant
02/20/24TBABRAC Quarter Finals
02/22/24TBABRAC Semi Finals
02/24/24TBAAwayBRAC Finals (@ North Cross, Roanoke)
03/02/24TBAAwayVISAA States (@ Petersburg, VA)
01/13/2410:45 AMAwaySpringfield, MA
01/17/246:30 PMAwayChesterfield, VA
01/20/243:45 PMAwayLincolnton, NC
01/21/242:30 PMAwayLincolnton, NC
01/12/245:00 PMHomeJV Swim Meet
01/19/245:00 PMHomeSwimming and Diving
01/20/241:00 PMAway@ Fork Union (Diving Only)
01/23/244:00 PMHomeSwimming and Diving
01/27/241:52 PMAwayJV Only (Swimming), @ Manassas, VA
02/03/2410:00 AMAwayDII Invitational (Diving), @ Manassas, VA
02/03/241:00 PMAwayDII Invitational (Swimming), @ Manassas, VA
02/08/244:30 PMHomeBRAC Championships (Diving)
02/09/242:30 PMHomeBRAC Championships (Swimming)
02/16/24TBAAwayVISAA State Championships, @ Christiansburg, VA
02/17/24TBAAwayVISAA State Championships, @ Christiansburg, VA
01/17/244:30 PMAway@ Roanoke Catholic, Roanoke
01/19/244:30 PMAway@ Culpepper, VA
01/20/24TBDAway@ Culpepper, VA
01/24/24TBAAway@ VES, Lynchburg
01/27/249:00 AMAway@ St Christopher School
02/02/24TBAAway@ The Covenant, Charlottesville
02/09/24TBAAwayBRAC Conference Championships @ Roanoke Catholic
02/16/24TBAAwayVISAA State Championship (Potomac, McLean VA)
02/17/24TBAAwayVISAA State Championship (Potomac, McLean VA)

Enroll for the Spring, Summer, or Fall

If you’re considering enrolling or would like to refer a family, contact an admissions counselor at 434.432.2481 or [email protected].