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February 9, 2024

News & Updates from the Hargrave Community

Revamped Summer Program

Welcome to the 2024 Hargrave Summer Experience – 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
  • All Boys
  • Rising 7th–12th Graders
  • Boarding or Day
  • Open to current students and students new to Hargrave

Embrace Adventure – Apply Now.

Multidisciplinary Learning and Real-World Applications

Our curriculum is designed to engage and challenge. With thematic units culminating 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.

Grave News Returns

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Military Ball

We will include the Sophomores for the FULL evening on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. They will no longer be asked to depart the festivities earlier than other cadets.

Please contact the business office at (434) 432-2481 x2578 to secure tickets for your cadet and their date (if applicable)

Europe – Summer 2025

We’re going on a WWII-focused tour of Western Europe in the Summer of 2025. 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.

Contact [email protected] for details.

2024-2025 One Page Calendar

Visit for the most recent revisions of calendars and other parent documents.

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


In the face of challenges, remember the words of Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” This verse encapsulates the essence of faith – it’s not about tangible evidence but rather a deep-seated conviction that fuels our actions and sustains our resolve. 

The journey at Hargrave will undoubtedly present trials – academic, physical, and personal. Yet, it’s precisely in these moments that our cadet’s faith can shine brightest. The encouragement to trust in their abilities, lean on their fellow cadets for support, and hold fast to the principles instilled within them is key. 

Faith is cultivated through community, through the bonds forged in the crucible of shared experiences. Lean on one another, uplift each other in times of need, and together, they’ll find strength beyond measure. 

In closing, let these words inspire you: “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). May your journey be marked by steadfast faith, unwavering determination, and the courage to overcome every obstacle in your path. 

-Michael Washington, Chaplain

Cardiovascular Testing for Cadets

Hargrave is taking an extra step to protect our students by hosting cardiovascular testing on campus. EKG, Echocardiogram, and Vascular Ultrasound testing will take place on campus on April 5th and April 6th.

To register your student for the testing, please visit the appointment page:

Then, please fill out consent forms at:

There are no upfront costs for this testing. CAPPO Health will bill your health insurance carrier. You may receive a bill, but CAPPO Health will include a Waiver of Financial Responsibility for each family to sign and return should they financially qualify.

Have any questions? Please contact Julia Winsser at [email protected] or (561) 931-3535.

Athletics Summary and Upcoming Contests

For some we have entered into the final 2 weeks of the winter season and this time becomes a test in perseverance, determination and commitment. It is an opportunity to test character and mental fortitude. A time to put teamwork to the test and to finish the season strong. Last week had some challenges and everyone had the ability to learn from all that was given – good and bad. The reflection time of the past weekend has passed and now it is time to move forward and remain consistent in our attitudes, training, and abilities and to finish just as positively as we began.

-Amanda Weishaar, Athletic Director

Recent Athletic Results

Middle School Basketball:

01/29/24 vs Bonner Middle @ HMA. This was to be a game that tested 2 undefeated programs of the season. It was a hard fought battle between 2 strong willed and talented teams but only one could prevail. Unfortunately it was not Hargrave. However, the boys learned that even undefeated programs must end, and it is how they bounce back that shows their true character

01/31/24 vs Dan River @ HMA. The boys took to the court with a fresh attitude and quickly settled into an easy rhythm. The teamwork was there as Hargrave won convincingly 45-28.

02/03/24 vs Westwood Middle @ HMA. For most of the game there was no more than 4 points between the teams. The lead swung back and forth constantly as both struggled to capitalize and extend their lead. It came down to the dying seconds. Westwood just had the edge and Hargrave lost only their second game of the season. Their record is still a huge accomplishment though!

JV Basketball:

02/02/24 vs The Covenant @ HMA. After a long break the boys were itching to get on the court for a game, and they worked hard before finally winning the game 50-46!

Varsity Basketball:

01/29/24 vs Oak Ridge Military Academy @ HMA. The battle of VA and NC military academies is always going to be close. Great teamwork gave Hargrave the win!

02/02/24 vs The Covenant @ HMA. The crowd was loud and the atmosphere was electric! With the strong support, the team dominated and Hargrave won 86-40!


02/02/24 away at The Covenant School for the Regional Tournament. They had 2 games and they are getting so close to another match win! Just missed out 42-30 and 36-30.

We will transition to Spring Sports Monday February 12th. Two emails have been sent for the cadets to pick their spring sport.

Competitive Spring Sports – baseball, golf, tennis, track and field, and soccer

Non-competitive Spring Sports – football weight lifting/skills/drills, PYFP (Presidential Youth Fitness program), and weight lifting

View upcoming athletic contests in the Events section of the Hargrave App.

Enroll for the 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].