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The HRA Difference

State-of-the-Art Campus

The Heart of HRA Lies with the People

While it’s true that the heart of Hampton Roads Academy lies with the people – our faculty, staff, students, families and alumni – the bricks and mortar, and the technology available throughout every grade level, are important pieces to creating a state-of-the-art learning environment. 

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  • 360° Tour

    With HRA's virtual tour, you can enjoy 360° panoramic views of Hampton Roads Academy’s beautiful campus from the convenience of your own computer or mobile device. This interactive online walking tour includes stops inside the Lower, Middle, and Upper school as well as our academic spaces and dining facilities. Click here to take the tour!
  • The Campus

    HRA is located in the heart of Newport News, Virginia, just seconds off of Interstate 64 and minutes away from the Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Boulevard intersection (on the Newport News border) and the J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (Route 17) and Victory Boulevard intersection (on the York County border), making it easily accessible to families living throughout the Peninsula (Newport News, Poquoson and Hampton), the Middle Peninsula (Gloucester and Mathews Counties), Southside (Suffolk, Smithfield, Norfolk, Portsmouth) and the greater Williamsburg region (including James City and York Counties).
  • The Buildings

    The Main Campus Building
    Inside the main campus building at HRA there are 109 classrooms and common areas broken out by the following:
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  • The Technology

    Walk throughout the HRA campus and you can see and feel the culture of technology at all grade levels, with teachers constantly looking to create a 21st century learning environment for students to navigate a 21st century life.

    In addition to the 230 computer stations available throughout the school, including a Mac lab, students have access to charging stations located throughout the halls, printer stations, interactive boards and iPads (HRA is part of the 1 for 1 promise to have a tablet for every one student).
  • Art Facilities

    In the Art Department, there is the Stacy Philips ’03 Fine Arts Gallery. Throughout the year, a variety of artwork is displayed. All of the art on our campus was created by current and former students. The Phillips Gallery not only showcases our students’ amazing work, but it is also the entrance into our Auditorium.
    The 500 seat Lassen Auditorium houses MANY activities, from Middle and Upper School homeroom meetings to the performing arts classes in all grade levels. Your child will be up on that stage wowing you with their public speaking, receiving athletic awards, and one day walking across the stage at their graduation ceremony.
  • Athletic Facilties

    HRA athletic fields and courts are spread across the campus in indoor and outdoor facilities, including the following:
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  • Martha H. Patten Hydroponics Lab

    The Martha H. Patten Hydroponics Lab is used by all grade levels. This lab, like all science labs, helps reinforce material being learned in class with more of that hands-on learning.  Everything grown in the lab is used in our Dining Hall! Truly farm to table - well in this case water tower to table!
  • Mary and Larry Pope Dining Hall

    This is one of our students’ favorite locations on campus. The Mary and Larry Pope Dining Hall is the latest addition to our campus. Our Executive Chef and his team prepare a variety of healthy options from which our students can choose daily.

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.