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Head of Lower School


Welcome to Rocky Mount Academy’s Lower School! There is a special spirit in our division where students are busy and engaged and have a warm relationship with their teachers and classmates. The recipe for our success begins with our dedicated faculty who set the bar high with both academics and behavior which feed into our school mission as we prepare for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities to be encountered in life and college.

We make it a priority to know each student well and to create classroom environments where every child is acknowledged and feels a safe sense of belonging. Within small classes, students receive the direct instruction and support they need to begin bridging the gap between their academic performance and potential. Our program places an emphasis on developmentally appropriate challenges that nurtures a sense of self-discipline, resilience, and confidence in our learners.
Our LS at RMA builds a supportive community in the classroom giving children the time and opportunity they need to practice important social skills. We promote student independence and ownership allowing children to make good choices. Our academic program is full of enrichment opportunities in fine arts, physical education and in Global Studies.

At RMA, we partner with families who have like goals and want their children to be loved and understood yet challenged and motivated. We integrate character education and responsibility to give back to our community.

I delight in watching our children transform into responsible citizens at RMA where they experience the foundation for all learning. Rocky Mount Academy is a special place to be, and we appreciate your interest in learning more about our school.

 

Martha Lancaster

Phone:  252-443-4126  Ext. 270
 
mlancaster@rmacademy.com

The mission of Rocky Mount Academy -- to prepare its students for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities that they will encounter in life and in college -- begins in Lower School.

 

The Lower School provides a solid and comprehensive foundation upon which students will build their futures.  A strong phonics-based language arts curriculum, hands-on math and science, and daily social studies instruction are the cornerstones of the Lower School program.

To enhance academic instruction and enrich the students' overall growth and development, enrichment courses are incorporated into their daily schedules. These courses include:  art, music, physical education (4 days per week), world languages and global studies, computer lab/technology, guidance, and library.

In addition, our Lower School students travel off campus for a variety of educational experiences throughout the year, and each year, guest speakers and visiting authors join us to share their work and experiences with the students.

Our experienced staff of 14 teachers and 4 assistants in grades Pre-K through 5 is committed to providing quality instruction to meet the needs of every child in Lower School. For students who need additional support to reach their academic goals, our Learning Skills Program offers students the opportunity for one-on-one or small group tutoring and enrichment. 

In Lower School, our commitment to our families is to provide a rich and thorough educational experience for students that will pave the way for success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in school and beyond.

April 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Rocky Mount Academy vs OPEN | Boys Varsity Golf | Away (Wedgewood Highschool Shoot Out)
April 1, 2020 |12:00 PM - 02:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Home
April 1, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Away
April 1, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Greenfield School | Boys Varsity Tennis | Away
April 1, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Greenfield School | Boys Junior Varsity Tennis | Home
April 1, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs OPEN | Coed Varsity Track & Field | Away
April 2, 2020 |03:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Community Christian School | Girls Varsity Soccer | Home
April 2, 2020 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Community Christian School | Girls Junior Varsity Softball | Home
April 2, 2020 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Freedom Christian Academy | Boys Varsity Tennis | Home
April 2, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Community Christian School | Girls Varsity Softball | Home
April 2, 2020 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Community Christian School | Boys Varsity Baseball | Home
April 2, 2020 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

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Jr-Sr Prom (Postponed)
April 3, 2020 |08:00 PM - 11:00 PM -
Daddy-Daughter Prom (Postponed)
April 4, 2020

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Rocky Mount Academy vs OPEN | Boys Varsity Golf | Home
April 6, 2020 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Away
April 6, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Home
April 6, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Girls Varsity Softball | Home
April 6, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Boys Varsity Tennis | Away
April 6, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Tennis | Home
April 6, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Girls Varsity Soccer | Home
April 6, 2020 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Halifax Academy | Girls Varsity Soccer | Home
April 7, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Halifax Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Home
April 7, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Halifax Academy | Girls Varsity Softball | Home
April 7, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Cary Christian School | Boys Varsity Tennis | Away
April 7, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Halifax Academy | Boys Varsity Baseball | Home
April 7, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Arendell Parrott Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Tennis | Away
April 8, 2020 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Greenfield School | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Away
April 8, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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K Hall Dedication Service (Postponed)
April 9, 2020 |09:00 AM - 10:00 AM -

To memorialize Dr. K's legacy, a ceremony will be held to rename "C" Hall (his teaching "home" for so many years) to "K" Hall, in his honor. Everyone is invited to attend.

Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Girls Varsity Soccer | Away
April 9, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Boys Varsity Baseball | Away
April 9, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Home
April 9, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Girls Varsity Softball | Away
April 9, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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POSTPONED Rocky Mount Academy vs Freedom Christian Academy | Boys Varsity Tennis | Home
April 9, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Easter Day
April 12, 2020
ASE Closed
April 13, 2020
Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Boys Varsity Golf | Away
April 20, 2020 |02:00 PM - 04:00 PM -

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Tuesday Tours at RMA
April 21, 2020 |10:00 AM - 02:00 PM -

Come learn about Rocky Mount Academy on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. You are welcome to drop in during "Tuesday Tours" or schedule an appointment for another time.

Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Girls Varsity Soccer | Home (SENIOR NIGHT)
April 21, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Boys Varsity Baseball | Home
April 21, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Away
April 21, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Harrells Christian Academy | Girls Varsity Softball | Home
April 21, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Home
April 21, 2020 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Greene County Middle School | Boys Junior Varsity Tennis | Away
April 22, 2020 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs OPEN | Coed Varsity Track & Field | Away
April 23, 2020 |03:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Wilson Christian Academy | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Away
April 23, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Kerr-Vance Academy | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Away
April 23, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Kerr-Vance Academy | Girls Varsity Softball | Away
April 23, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Wanye Country Day School | Boys Varsity Tennis | Home (SENIOR NIGHT)
April 23, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs St. Thomas More Academy | Girls Varsity Soccer | Away
April 24, 2020 |03:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Ridgecroft School | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Home
April 24, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs St. Thomas More Academy | Boys Varsity Baseball | Away (Field #1)
April 24, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Pungo Christian Academy | Girls Varsity Softball | Home
April 24, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Oakwood School, The | Boys Varsity Golf | Away (Conference Tournament)
April 27, 2020 |12:00 PM - 02:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Girls Varsity Softball | Away
April 27, 2020 |01:00 PM - 03:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Girls Junior Varsity Softball | Away
April 27, 2020 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Away
April 27, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Boys Junior Varsity Baseball | Away
April 27, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Boys Varsity Tennis | Away
April 27, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Girls Varsity Soccer | Away
April 27, 2020 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Faith Christian School-Secondary Campus | Boys Varsity Baseball | Away
April 27, 2020 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

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Tuesday Tours at RMA
April 28, 2020 |10:00 AM - 02:00 PM -

Come learn about Rocky Mount Academy on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. You are welcome to drop in during "Tuesday Tours" or schedule an appointment for another time.

Rocky Mount Academy vs OPEN | Coed Varsity Track & Field | Away
April 28, 2020 |03:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs North East Carolina Prep School | Girls Junior Varsity Soccer | Home
April 29, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Greenfield School | Boys Varsity Tennis | Home
April 29, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Greenfield School | Boys Junior Varsity Tennis | Away
April 29, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Christ Covenant School | Girls Varsity Soccer | Away
April 30, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Rocky Mount Academy vs Christ Covenant School | Boys Varsity Tennis | Away
April 30, 2020 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

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Virtual Campus