Tigers Football kicks off season with a victory behind the support of an electric crowd!

Hargrave football opened the season with a 31-14 win over the Roanoke Spartans at Dick Dyer Field last Friday night! The Tigers we backed by a loud and exciting crowd that helped push them to victory. The Tigers were lead by strong quarterback play by Ashton Hammock who tallied 2 rushing touchdowns. In addition, Alex ... Read more

Newsletter 8-30-23

It’s official! Hargrave is kicking off the school year with our highest opening enrollment since 2017-18. The future is bright for our students and community! Enrobed In Excellence Friday, August 18th, marked a special day for nine Cadets. The Honor Council robing ceremony is a momentous occasion that exudes tradition and integrity. As the Cadets ... Read more

New Life for Hargrave Cross Country

The running Tigers were thrown into a crucible of fire. With only three days of practice the team faced their first challenge last Wednesday at the Southside Jamboree. The new look program now features approximately 20 cadet-athletes which is a 500% increase from last season! Hargrave had nine runners participate in the open 3K Race. ... Read more

Newsletter 8-17-23

Forging Exceptional Leaders Leadership School at Hargrave offers a rigorous and comprehensive foundation for honing essential leadership skills. Cadets are immersed in an environment that emphasizes discipline, teamwork, and effective communication from the start. The benefits of attending are numerous, ranging from the development of strong decision-making abilities to fostering resilience in high-pressure situations. The ... Read more

Elliott Perkins Promoted to Middle School Program Director

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Elliott Perkins to the position of Middle School Program Director! Elliott is a proud native of Virginia, and a College of William and Mary graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Over his four-year tenure at Hargrave, Elliott has served as an English language teacher, a ... Read more

Newsletter 7-28-23

Summer Program Awards Shark Tank Coach Blake Bivens’ Entrepreneurship Class had an interesting final exam. The students collaborated in groups to develop innovative products or businesses, which they then presented to a panel of “sharks.” The students’ grades were determined by the originality of their ideas and their ability to secure a deal with the ... Read more

Janice McLaughlin Appointed as Director of the Academic Learning Center

We are thrilled to announce that Janice McLaughlin, a valuable member of our team for six years, has been appointed as the Director of the Academic Learning Center! Janice is a dedicated educator with over 20 years of experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Special Education from Lynchburg College, has a ... Read more

1SG Trent Promoted to Deputy Commandant

We are delighted to announce the promotion of 1SG Remus Trent to the position of Deputy Commandant at Hargrave Military Academy. With over two years as a dedicated TAC Officer under his belt, and a military career spanning an impressive 38 years, 1SG Trent is the embodiment of exceptional leadership and commitment. His distinguished service ... Read more

Newsletter 7-14-23

“What is your greatest achievement so far this Summer?” Hometown Heroes Hargrave President, Eric Peterson, delivered opening remarks at the Chatham Rotary annual Field of Honor on Saturday, July 1. The theme of this year’s field is “Hometown Heroes.” In his speech, Peterson stated, “The Fourth of July is a singularly American holiday, and in ... Read more

Boarding School Away from Home

When considering a change of schools, most parents look close to home when they start their search. Having your son attend school outside his “comfort zone” often feels at odds with the natural parental urge to protect them. Even so, there are proven benefits to a boarding school education away from home: 1) He’ll Make ... Read more

Newsletter 6-28-23

From the Summer School Coordinator: Thank you for trusting us with your son during the Hargrave Summer Program. We will do everything we can to ensure that he has a positive experience during the Hargrave Summer Program, and we offer various engaging classes, sports, and weekend activities! If you are concerned about your son for ... Read more
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Hargrave Announces New Athletic Director

Hargrave is proud to announce the appointment of Amanda Weishaar as our new Athletic Director. Amanda brings an impressive and varied background to this position, combining her military service, passion for sports, and years of experience in Aquatics administration. Her distinguished career has prepared her to lead Hargrave’s athletic programs to new heights. Originally from ... Read more
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Hargrave Announces Interim Commandants

We’re pleased to announce that two esteemed members of the Hargrave family will be stepping in as Interim Commandants in the summer and fall of 2023. 1SG Eric Samuels, USA (Retired), will assume the role of Interim Commandant during the Hargrave Summer Program. A deeply dedicated and well-respected figure at Hargrave, 1SG Samuels recently marked his tenth ... Read more

The Resurgence of Hargrave Chess

At the end of the spring semester of 2022, Cadet Weber challenged CPT Perkins to a chess match. With the same confidence that he plays goalie for the HMA soccer team, he dominated the board, putting together traps the experienced faculty member had never encountered. Upon his victory, he mentioned that he had been a part of ... Read more

Veshi Named Head Postgraduate Basketball Coach!

Ben Veshi was officially introduced as the Head Coach of the Hargrave Military Academy Postgraduate Basketball team today. Veshi will also assume the role of Program Director, overseeing the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School teams in addition to his duties as the Postgraduate Basketball Head Coach. Veshi takes over for Thomas Messinger, who recently ... Read more

Hargrave Juniors Set Their Sights on Leadership

On April 28-30, Hargrave hosted the much-anticipated annual Junior Retreat. This year’s crop of juniors were genuinely excited and eager to attend. This event aims to prepare cadets to transition into the Hargrave senior class, focusing on three main aspects of their growth: fellowship, leadership, and spirituality. Throughout the retreat, cadets had the opportunity to ... Read more

Tigers Continue Strong Season on the Links!

The Hargrave Tigers Golf team continued their excellent Spring season yesterday in their final home match of the year, splitting a tri-match with Virginia Episcopal and Blue Ridge School! With yesterday’s results, the Tigers are 5-5 overall this season. Hargrave has been paced this Spring by a trio of experienced golfers in Jonathan Posey ’23, ... Read more

Alumni Weekend 2023 Recap

Alumni Weekend 2023 kicked off on Friday, April 21, at the Danville Golf Club with the annual Alumni tournament. Twelve foursomes competed in the tournament, including one team of HMA cadets. Coming out on top were Brian Stone ‘88, John Whitener ‘88, John Harris ‘87, and Jason Parker ‘89.  https://waldo.photos/galleries/view/album/jwaDNMsBrSrqA7SZx8VS5W That evening, a Retreat Ceremony ... Read more

Otterbots ‘Analytic Experience’ Presented by Hargrave Military Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— The “bots” in the Danville Otterbots brand is there for a reason. STEM-based educational initiatives andworkforce pipeline development are paving the way to Danville and Southern Virginia’s future, and thehometown team is aligned with the vision. Now, in partnership with Hargrave Military Academy, fans of allages will have a chance to gain ... Read more

Hargrave Participates in Averett Aviation Day

Hundreds gathered on Friday, March 17, for Averett University’s Department of Aeronautics’ annual Aviation Day. Held in an airplane hangar at Averett’s George J. Falk Flight Center at Danville Regional Airport, alumni, current students, prospective students and their families, aviation partners and University faculty and staff joined to kick off the day. Nearly 30 high school students ... Read more