Fifty years ago, at a point when Rocky Mount was experiencing rapid growth from new business and industry, a group of businessmen thought it was the right time for Rocky Mount to launch a school that focused on a singular group -- students looking for a challenging education specifically designed to get them ready to attend college and then become leaders in their chosen fields and the communities in which they lived.
Thus, on October 25, 1968, Rocky Mount Academy was founded as an independent, tuition-based school with the mission to "prepare its students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities that they will encounter in life and college." And the rest is history. Over the ensuing four decades, more than 95% of our graduates have gone on to college after having acquired skills and education that helped them to succeed in these institutions of higher education as well as the jobs that they later held.
Our Mission has never changed because it is still as appropriate today as it was then. Our thriving area is full of families who see the inherent value of an independent school education and of one in which their children are being educated along side other children who are on the same college-bound track. With a faculty that is truly dedicated to the lifelong success of each one of these students, the leaders of the mid-21st century being educated here now are having a life-changing experience --- the Rocky Mount Academy Experience.