Application Process

We are pleased to welcome you as an applicant to Hampton Roads Academy. We recognize that the application process can be stressful for families anxious to find the right school “fit” for their child(ren). While the process takes only a modest amount of time, following our steps closely and in a timely manner will facilitate the process.

Apply to HRA

Hampton Roads Academy is a "rolling admission" school and accepts applications any time.

There are multiple ways to learn more about HRA during Admission season; schedule a personal tour with HRA’s Admission Office, visit HRA during Walk-In Wednesdays, any Wednesday from 9 a.m. – noon, or join HRA at the Open House on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m.

Meet faculty and students, visit classrooms and learn what it’s like to be part of the HRA community.

For more information, contact HRA's Office of Admission at (757) 884-9148.

Steps to Apply

In order for the Office of Admission to complete your student’s applicant file and schedule an interview and assessment date, the following items need to be submitted to HRA:

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Online Application

    Parents or legal guardians must complete and submit the online application. Though not complicated, click here for instructions to guide you through this process. There are several steps and sections to the application: receiving the checklist, inputting student, parent and grandparent information, current school and coursework information (if applicable), parent or student statements depending on grade-level, and downloading and sending the teacher recommendation(s) forms to current teachers. During the submission of the online application, there will be a non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00 assessed. Please click here to begin this process.
  • Step 2: School Records Release Form

    Parents must print, sign and date the Student Record Release Form and deliver, either by mail or in person, to the principal’s/head’s office of the student's current school. Request that the school forward official copies of the listed documents directly to the HRA Office of Admission as soon as possible.
  • Step 3: Admission Assessment Test

    Each applicant is required to take the HRA admission assessment test appropriate for his/her grade-level. HRA administers standardized assessments in reading comprehension and math, and evaluates a writing sample (Grades 1-12). Likewise, readiness assessments are administered for grades PreK, JK and K. Assessment dates are provided throughout the year preceding the entrance request; please check the Admission Calendar for assessment dates. Seat reservations are required.
  • Step 4: Visit & Interview

    Candidates for admission for grades 3 and up shall spend a portion of a school day at HRA*. Candidates will be paired with a student ambassador and will participate in daily activities. Also during this visit, the candidate will be interviewed by a school administrator.

    *Ideally, the Candidate can visit classes and interview on the same date as his/her appointment for testing, therefore reducing the amount of time spent out of the current school.
  • Final Steps

    • Placement Tests: Admitted students may be asked to take placement tests in mathematics and/or Language. These students will be notified of testing dates, if applicable.
    • Final Transcripts: HRA will request official transcripts from the student’s previous school before the start of school.
    • Immunization and Physical Examination Records: HRA uses the Magnus  online health records system and will provide the appropriate links to record that there is documented proof of every student having received the doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and chickenpox vaccines required by the Commonwealth of Virginia. These forms must be uploaded and submitted to the school nurse before enrollment in Hampton Roads Academy and/or HRA athletic participation.
    • Birth Certificate: Students in grades PreK-4 must also present a copy of their birth certificate.
No student can be considered for admission to Hampton Roads Academy until all of the above steps are completed.

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.