In February of 1984, Nancy Davis established the school’s parent volunteer program; in March, the contractor of the $260,000 administration wing was selected; and in December, the Apple computer lab was equipped.
1985 was the first year of Grandparent’s Day, the Costa Rica exchange program, and the establishment of the Navigator Club. Also, in 1985, plans were made to build an auditorium, with the announcement of an anonymous gift of $250,000.
In 1987, the state announced plans to purchase HRA property to allow improvements to Oyster Point Road, and in 1989, the auditorium construction began with a campaign totally $1,018,000.
The trustees launched the New Wing campaign in 1990, and the $1 million state-of-the-arts and sciences wing was completed in time for the opening of the school year in September of 1992.
Planning for a library and new Upper School began in 1995 under the “A Future Based on Excellence” campaign. Lights on the football field were installed that same year. The Phillips Commons and the library and classroom wing of the Upper School opened during the 1997-1998 school year. In the summer of 1998, the former library was converted into the Lecture Hall along with the addition of the adjacent kitchen and two music rooms. In 1999, the first Day of Caring was held.
The parking lot was expanded in 2003 followed by a track re-surfacing in 2004. The Charles R. Spencer, Jr. Gymnasium was dedicated in December. Three of the four faculty houses were demolished. The fourth house still stands and is the current home of the Development office.
In 2005, Hampton Roads Country Day School approached HRA about renting space on the campus for a newly-formed school consisting of grades PK-5. The 1959 Wing was renovated to accommodate the middle school which allowed HRCDS to take over the former middle school.
Bleachers and a press box at the football field were put into service for the 2005-06 school year under a project driven by the Navigator Club and the Parents Association. Enrollment reaches a record high of 538 in 2006 – or 679 counting HRCDS. In 2008 HRCDS merged with HRA to become a PK-12 school. A new baseball field was constructed and opened in the spring of that same year. The old baseball field became home to the softball team.
The first day of school, August 28, 2009, kicked off the 50th year of HRA.