Parent Association

Formed in 1987, the Parent Association is an organization of family members of current Hargrave Cadets. Our members represent boarding and day students from the upper and middle school.

The Parent Association has four purposes:

  1. Enhance the Cadet Experience. We sponsor fun events and activities, as well as, celebrate milestones for the cadets on behalf of the families throughout the school year. Some of those sponsored events include Matriculation Day welcome bags, birthday bags & a monthly birthday party, Senior Sports gifts for Senior Nights, Dogs & Donuts, a Cookie & Cocoa Social during Hanging of the Greens (Dec), a Super Bowl Party, exam break snacks, and a Senior Decision Day Celebration.
  2. Family, Faculty & Staff Engagement: We host social events throughout the school to help build relationships between the faculty & staff and the cadet families. The largest event is a Tailgate held during Parent Weekend in October. However, we also host a Military Ball Parent Dinner and a breakfast on Mother’s Day. We also honor the faculty & staff with a small Employee Appreciation breakfast on behalf of the families.
  3. Communication. We act as a liaison between the parents and the Administration by sharing information and concerns. Parent Association members are readily available to answer questions from parents about school activities, functions, and Cadet Life. As a group, we work with the administration to provide feedback and suggestions in the best interests of our Cadets.
  4. Fundraising. Our biggest event is our Silent Auction held during Parent Weekend in October. The results of the Silent Auction set the Parent Association’s budget for the remainder of the school year. The more funds raised during the event, the more activities we can sponsor. If the Parent Association sees a need for additional funding not included in the budget, we will request help from the parents via our Facebook page.

Help HMA Be More by getting more involved. The contribution of every family member, no matter how small, is appreciated in these efforts. Together we can make a positive difference on campus for the benefit of the entire Academy.

If you are interested in volunteering your time or talent, please contact the Parent Association at [email protected] or connect with us on Facebook.

Parent Referral Incentive Program

Do you know a student who would be perfect for Hargrave?

Hargrave offers a tuition discount of $1,000 for each newly enrolled boarding student that a current family refers ($500 for each newly enrolled day student), provided the referring family stays in good standing with the school.

For second semester boarding enrollees, there will be a $500 tuition discount; for second semester day student enrollees, there will be a $250 discount.


  1. Reach out to friends and family with a child who meets Hargrave’s standards and would positively contribute to the Corps.
  2. Share your positive experience with the school and encourage the new prospective family to reach out to the Admissions Office.
  3. If the new prospective family chooses to apply, there will be a section on the application regarding a family referral – this section must be filled out to include your name in order to receive credit.
  4. If the new family elects to enroll their son and they remain in good standing, the tuition discount will be applied to your final payment of the current school year!

Some important items of note:

The family referral section on the application must be completed at the time of submission. No retroactive credits will be awarded.

Credit will be issued on the final payment of the current school year, and the new student must remain in good standing.

This is a one-time tuition discount and will not roll over into future years.

Immediate family members do not qualify for a credit.

The limit for the number of credits one family can receive is 30, which would result in a $30,000 tuition discount for the current year. Get out there and start spreading the word!