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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. 297
 
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.

September 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
CANCELLED: RMA Soc BY VA Away OPEN
September 1, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: Riverside High School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084041 for more information!

RMA FTB BY JV Away St. Davids School
September 1, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: St. Davids School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973566 for more information!

Junior Parents Meeting (Virtual)
September 2, 2021 |05:30 PM - 06:30 PM -
Back to School Night (Virtual)
September 2, 2021 |06:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Information will soon be sent out.

RMA FTB BY VA Away St. Davids School
September 3, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: St. Davids School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973459 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Away The Epiphany School
September 7, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103835 for more information!

POSTPONED: RMA Vyb Gi JV Away Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 7, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057598 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 7, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057597 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA Soc BY JV Home Christ Covenant School
September 7, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084743 for more information!

POSTPONED: RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 7, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73142790 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA Soc BY VA Away Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 7, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084006 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Ten Gi JV Away Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 8, 2021 |02:45 PM - 04:45 PM -

Facility: Elmira Avenue Park Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057610 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Greenfield School
September 8, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057606 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA Vyb Gi MI Away Ridgecroft School
September 9, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Ridgecroft School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149144 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA Ten Gi VA Home Cary Christian School
September 9, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057617 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Away Community Christian School
September 9, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Community Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084925 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA Soc BY VA Home Wilson Christian Academy
September 9, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73461577 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA FTB BY JV Home Grace Christian School (raleigh)
September 9, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973574 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Away Faith Christian School
September 10, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149156 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Away Greenfield School
September 10, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Greenfield School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73453206 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten Gi VA Away Faith Christian School
September 10, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057626 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Away Faith Christian School
September 10, 2021 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057628 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Away Faith Christian School
September 10, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73083984 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Faith Christian School
September 10, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: Faith Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143026 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA FTB BY VA Away Grace Christian School (raleigh)
September 10, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: Grace Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973476 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Away OPEN (Wilmington Beach Blast)
September 10, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: Olsen Park Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73336859 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Home OPEN
September 13, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103836 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Cary Christian School
September 13, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73491414 for more information!

Picture Day
September 14, 2021
CANCELLED: RMA Vyb Gi MI Home Christ Covenant School
September 14, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149160 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Away Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 14, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73453052 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Christ Covenant School
September 14, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057643 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Away Christ Covenant School
September 14, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Christ Covenant soccer field Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084698 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
September 14, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73453117 for more information!

CANCELLED: RMA Soc BY VA Away Christ Covenant School
September 14, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: Christ Covenant School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73083973 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Away The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149164 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Away The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057649 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Away The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084701 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Home The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057655 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Away The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057654 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Away The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084131 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away The Epiphany School
September 16, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: Epiphany School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143082 for more information!

RMA FTB BY JV Home Cary Christian School
September 16, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973581 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Away Oakwood School, The
September 17, 2021 |02:30 PM - 04:30 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057672 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Away Oakwood School, The
September 17, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149214 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Away Oakwood School, The
September 17, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057667 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Away Wilson Christian Academy
September 17, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Wilson Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084839 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Away Oakwood School, The
September 17, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084138 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Away Oakwood School, The
September 17, 2021 |05:00 PM - 07:00 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057671 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Oakwood School, The
September 17, 2021 |06:30 PM - 08:30 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143158 for more information!

RMA FTB BY VA Away Cary Christian School
September 17, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: Cary Christian School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973491 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Away Halifax Academy
September 20, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: Halifax Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103863 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Away Greenfield School
September 20, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Greenfield School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73461304 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Mattamuskeet Highschhool
September 20, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143211 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home Kerr Vance Academy
September 21, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73145381 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Away Greene County Middle School
September 21, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Greene Cenral High School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73483369 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Kerr Vance Academy
September 21, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084576 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Kerr Vance Academy
September 21, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143238 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Home Kerr Vance Academy
September 21, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084145 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Away Halifax Academy
September 22, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Halifax Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73461397 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

CANCELLED: RMA Ten Gi JV Home Greenfield School
September 22, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73091933 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Halifax Academy
September 22, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: Halifax Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73461409 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten Gi JV Home Ridgecroft School
September 23, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084613 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Home Wilson Christian Academy
September 23, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084846 for more information!

RMA FTB BY JV Away Arendell Parrott Academy
September 23, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: APA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973584 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Home Ridgecroft School
September 24, 2021 |03:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149239 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Home Ridgecroft School
September 24, 2021 |03:00 PM - 05:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084706 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home Ridgecroft School
September 24, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73145395 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Ridgecroft School
September 24, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084606 for more information!

RMA Soc BY VA Home Ridgecroft School
September 24, 2021 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084296 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Ridgecroft School
September 24, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143625 for more information!

RMA FTB BY VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy (HOMECOMING )
September 24, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973498 for more information!

Homecoming Dance (US Students)
September 25, 2021 |08:00 PM - 11:00 PM -
RMA XC Co VA Away OPEN (Greensboro Invitational)
September 25, 2021 |09:00 AM - 11:00 AM -

Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73476780 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Ten Gi JV Home Faith Christian School
September 27, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73301773 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Away Wilson Christian Academy
September 27, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: Wilson Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73566743 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Away Wilson Christian Academy
September 27, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: Wilson Christian Academy Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73566738 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home Halifax Academy
September 28, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73145406 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Home Lawrence Academy
September 28, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73162759 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Home Greenfield School
September 28, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084710 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Halifax Academy
September 28, 2021 |05:15 PM - 07:15 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143842 for more information!

RMA FTB BY JV Home Grace Christian School (raleigh)
September 28, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973586 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Home Oakwood School, The
September 29, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057689 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi MI Home Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73149241 for more information!

RMA XC Co VA Away Oakwood School, The
September 30, 2021 |03:30 PM - 05:30 PM -

Facility: The Oakwood School Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73103880 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi JV Away Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: APA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057730 for more information!

RMA Ten Gi VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73057674 for more information!

RMA Soc BY JV Away Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |04:00 PM - 06:00 PM -

Facility: APA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084713 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi JV Home Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |04:30 PM - 06:30 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73563256 for more information! Click here to watch this event live!

RMA Soc BY VA Away Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |05:30 PM - 07:30 PM -

Facility: APA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73084153 for more information!

RMA Vyb Gi VA Home Arendell Parrott Academy
September 30, 2021 |06:00 PM - 08:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/73143912 for more information!

RMA FTB BY VA Home John Paul II Catholic High School
September 30, 2021 |07:00 PM - 09:00 PM -

Facility: RMA Visit https://rmaathletics.org/main/event/scid/NC278031499/eventid/72973502 for more information!