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2017

  • September

    Williamsburg Art Gallery hosted Hampton Roads Academy Upper School exhibit

    Hampton Roads Academy student artists had a unique opportunity to showcase their work at a nationally recognized art gallery. 
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  • Head of Lower School shares HRA’s core values through a book

    HRA’s Head of Lower School Mrs. Swain recently shared the book What to Do with a Problem by Kobi Yamada with illustrations by Mae Besom with 1st – 4th grade classes.  
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  • May

    A look into HRA's Senior Project tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
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  • A look into HRA's Senior Project tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
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  • A look into HRA's Senior Project tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
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  • A look into HRA's Senior Project tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
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  • A look into HRA's Senior Project Tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
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  • A look into HRA’s Senior Project Tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
    Read More
  • A look into HRA’s Senior Project Tradition

    Pursuing independent study has been a tradition for Hampton Roads Academy students. While Senior Projects are a requirement for graduation, they also present an opportunity for students to learn about a subject that sparks their curiosity, passion or interest.  This year’s Senior Projects were wide-ranging. We will take a closer look a number of this year’s senior projects.
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  • April

    HRA Hosts VAIS Tech Conference

    HRA recently hosted the Virginia Association of Independent Schools Technology Conference "Creating a Culture of Innovation." 
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  • March

    Latin and Science students work together on Aqueduct Stem Project

    Who knew the study of Ancient Rome and the study of Physics would work together so well for a recent eighth grade project?
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  • HRA students make a deep connection with the spring musical: Fiddler on the Roof

    Hampton Roads Academy’s spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof, from the creative team of Joseph Stein, Sheldon Havnick and Jerry Bock, is truly a must see. 
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  • AP Government students explore student rights of free speech through interview

    Recently, Hampton Roads Academy AP Government students had the unique opportunity of engaging with noted attorney Douglas K. Mertz in a teleconference.
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  • February

    HRA Mixes It Up!

    In early February each Middle School class mixed it up at lunch.  A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in 2002, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to cross social boundaries.  
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  • Spreading the Love

    For the last two years, HRA’s Lower School students have created special cards during their Valentine’s Day class parties for patients at the James River Convalescent Home in Newport News, Virginia.  
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  • January

    Mr. George's class captivated by Trini Lara's '16 responses.

    Trinidad Lara '16 FaceTimes from Israel

    Mr. George’s senior World Lit class was treated to a discussion with Trinidad Lara ‘16, who is currently in Israel. George’s class is reading The Kite Runner and has been discussing emerging themes, including issues for Arab and Muslim women.
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  • HRA’s Headmaster Mr. Mertz (left) playing Ike in the 1971 production of My Piece of Pie.

    HRA’s Fall Play: My Piece of Pie

    In the fall of 1971, Mr. Peter Mertz, Hampton Roads Academy’s Headmaster, made his college acting debut in the role of FBI agent, Ike, in the first ever production of My Piece of Pie. 
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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.