Hargrave military Academy is an all-male collegiate prep school rooted in military tradition and structure. Our students are grade seven to one year post graduate. We foster and environment of change, integrity, growth, character and leadership and intrinsically motivate our cadets to succeed in every aspect of their lives.
Hargrave has a strong and proven vision for providing the finest education while cultivating leaders. Our faculty is committed to preparing our students for success in the 21st century global community by challenging them to think critically, work collaboratively and most importantly, develop into confident leaders dedicated to personal and social responsibility.
A Hargrave graduate is a well-rounded, forward-moving, critically thinking student whom colleges and universities desire. We embrace the “whole person” and focus on improving the Cadet holistically in academics, leadership, character development, and athletics. Their success, while at Hargrave, matches them with the college and universities, and military service academies of their choice.
Hargrave provides a thriving environment for academics. It begins with small classes, single-gender learning, individualized instruction time, and sharper student focus. All Cadets find challenges, tempered with individual attention, that push them to succeed in their academic studies.
Our academic structure creates opportunities for additional assistance outside of class. For homework, our monitored study hall is the time to complete lessons without distractions. The ultimate goal is to prepare each student for college, and place them in a position to have multiple options and acceptances.
Hargrave develops leaders. The development of ethics, judgment, and values is critical to a Cadet’s academic success. Hargrave engages the whole Cadet and is proactive in working with him in and out of the classroom. We ensure an environment where character and values are carried through academics and athletics.
Hargrave’s daily structure provides opportunities for Cadets to evaluate and achieve their goals and to develop organizational skills, strong study habits, integrity and self-discipline.
The Colin Powell Center for Leadership and Ethics offers a tremendous opportunity for young men to advance their leadership skills in a formal academic setting. The center begins with followership in earlier grades and advances to learning traits, principles, communication, and problem-solving skills in the higher grades.
Hargrave Cadets are bound to an Honor Code. Every Cadet pledges that he will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate any violation of the code by another student. This pledge imposes responsibility on every student, and helps ensure order and safety on campus.
Weekly exposure to traditional Christian values is a cornerstone and Hargrave. Chapel, Vespers, Bible study, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and access to the chaplain help provide the spiritual foundation within a Christian context. Cadets, no matter their faith, feel at home within our spiritual environment.
Every young man is different and has a unique history. We know how to reach young men from all backgrounds, as well as how to educate them and how to lead them. We believe there’s a leader in all of our Cadets.
Gen Colin Powell Center for Leadership & Ethics
Smaller class size
Strong male role models
How to Study Program
Cadets represent more than 20 countries and 30 states each year
Founded in 1909; 214 acres
More than 99% college placement in the last 10 years
Security coverage 24/7
250 male students grades 7 - Postgraduate
35% of participating Hargrave families receive some form of financial support.
Two indoor gymnasiums
50m indoor heated pool
Weight training facility
USTA-certified tennis center
Indoor rifle range
Lighted football field
USMC-style obstacle course
USMC-style climbing tower
Cross country course
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