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The HRA Difference


Welcome to Hampton Roads Academy. As you explore this website you will discover details of our school’s history, curriculum, student life, facilities and philosophy.
Your visit here is a good start. What we would like for you to experience even more by visiting us in person is the unique, personal side of HRA that makes this school an exceptional place for our students to learn, grow and develop intellectually, artistically, physically and morally for higher education and for life.

We know that our students’ success is built upon the relationships developed in our community. HRA is proud of our dedicated, talented faculty who know the students as individuals, who guide them as role models as well as teach them and inspire them to think creatively, communicate effectively and work collaboratively. Our graduates go to highly competitive colleges and universities, confident in their abilities and ready to meet the challenges of higher education and life.

I encourage you to look closely at the opportunities that are encompassed in these pages. HRA is a wonderful place to discover your dreams and work toward making them a reality. I look forward to welcoming you to HRA. There are so many great things happening here. It is truly a great time to be a Navigator!

Best Regards,

Peter W. Mertz

Head of School

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.