Military Boarding Schools

There are 20 military boarding schools located throughout the USA and Canada.
The military schools listed below are college-prep boarding schools that have rigorous admissions standards.
Learn more about military boarding schools and how they work.
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Cadet praying at the altar in our historic St. James Chapel.
MMA’s Academic Department includes 29 full-time faculty members—19 men and 10 women. All faculty members meet or exceed Texas state teacher requirements, and several members of the faculty hold advanced degrees. Drill Instructors are considered adjunct faculty members and work closely with the Academic Department. DIs are all retired Marine chief warrant officers or senior staff noncommissioned officers who live in an apartment in the barracks with their families. The Dean, John D. Butler, has a MBA from University of Texas at Pan Am, a B.S. from Texas A&M University, a M.Ed. in educational administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. Dr. Butler joined MMA in 1996 and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. With the 2011-2012 academic year Environmental Science, Cinematography Arts, and Mandarin IV have been added to MMA’s curriculum to provide high quality, educational choices for our cadets as they prepare for higher education. Of course, the cadets, faculty, and staff continue to be the key to MMA’s ongoing success. As we are all aware, technology and discovery create new knowledge at a near exponential rate. What is found between the covers of a textbook today is likely incomplete or incorrect by the time it reached publication. Marine Military Academy cadets are prepared to deal with this phenomenon successfully because they have developed within themselves the ability to think…problem solve…and convert data into useful information. They do not rely on rote memorization and the recitation of facts to succeed. The Marine Military Academy faculty understands that the material presented, the presentations made, and the assignments collected are merely toolsfor developing those qualities within our cadets required to negotiate a rapidly changing environment and lead those less fortunate in the process. The faculty stand at the front of the class, not as lecturers so often encountered within schools, but as examples of integrity, responsible citizens, and leaders. Cadets are not passive vessels in the classroom but an active and integral part of the educational process. Marine Military Academy cadets take responsibility for themselves and their classmates as they navigate their way to the college of their choice.
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Cadet praying at the altar in our historic St. James Chapel.
Riverside Military Academy cadet officers stand at attention during a parade on Maginnis Field.
Friendships and brotherhood that will last a lifetime...
Our campus houses a beautiful church where cadets are part of services, choir, and bells.
The Blue Devil is the mascot for Fork Union Military Academy.
Of course, one of the major highlights of the year is graduation. Seniors proudly wear their formal uniforms, and prepare for life after ANA.

As a college preparatory boarding school, our graduates go on to exciting endeavors at highly regarded colleges. Their leadership and academic experience at the Academy prepares them for success no matter where they go next.
Cadets and students are regularly offered a variety of assemblies and programs for their educational experience and their enjoyment. Sometimes we celebrate their achievements, sometimes they entertain us with their talent, sometimes we have a world renown guitarist in concert.
Technology continues to grow, and St. Catherine's is committed to reflecting that in our educational program.  Each classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard, and students can utilize personal computers through our traveling laptop cart.  In addition, every student attends computer instruction in our new technology learning lab.  Students learn basic computer and study skills and are instructed in the full suite of Microsoft programs most commonly required in college-prep high school classes.
Ariel view of Carson Long's campus.
MMA’s Academic Department includes 29 full-time faculty members—19 men and 10 women.  All faculty members meet or exceed Texas state teacher requirements, and several members of the faculty hold advanced degrees.  Drill Instructors are considered adjunct faculty members and work closely with the Academic Department.  DIs are all retired Marine chief warrant officers or senior staff noncommissioned officers who live in an apartment in the barracks with their families. The Dean, John D. Butler, has a MBA from University of Texas at Pan Am, a B.S. from Texas A&M University, a M.Ed. in educational administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. Dr. Butler joined MMA in 1996 and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
With the 2011-2012 academic year  Environmental Science, Cinematography Arts, and Mandarin IV have been added to MMA’s curriculum to provide high quality, educational choices for our cadets as they prepare for higher education.  Of course, the cadets, faculty, and staff continue to be the key to MMA’s ongoing success.  As we are all aware, technology and discovery create new knowledge at a near exponential rate. What is found between the covers of a textbook today is likely incomplete or incorrect by the time it reached publication. Marine Military Academy cadets are prepared to deal with this phenomenon successfully because they have developed within themselves the ability to think…problem solve…and convert data into useful information.  They do not rely on rote memorization and the recitation of facts to succeed. The Marine Military Academy faculty understands that the material presented, the presentations made, and the assignments collected are merely toolsfor developing those qualities within our cadets required to negotiate a rapidly changing environment and lead those less fortunate in the process. The faculty stand at the front of the class, not as lecturers so often encountered within schools, but as examples of integrity, responsible citizens, and leaders.  Cadets are not passive vessels in the classroom but an active and integral part of the educational process. Marine Military Academy cadets take responsibility for themselves and their classmates as they navigate their way to the college of their choice.
Robert Land Academy is located on a picturesque 168 acre rural campus in Ontario, Canada's Niagara Region.  The grounds include an administration building, academic building with classrooms and laboratories, a library, barracks-style dormitories, a dining hall, a fully equipped gymnasium as well as an outdoor above ground swimming pool and playing fields.
Cadets forge lifelong friendships at NMMI.
Through social outlets such as dances, mixers and more, Fishburne Military School provides positive social experiences for tomorrow's leaders.
Hargrave Cadet Second Lieutenant Nick Marsoobian - Charlie Company, Class of 2016, on Company Street.
Our newly renovated library and media center is open all day and throughout evening study hours for cadets to use.  The entire MA campus is equipped with high speed wireless to provide classrooms, common areas, and dorm rooms with internet service.
Missouri Military Academy is the only school of its kind to offer the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, one of the world's top youth achievement awards. This program  incorporates a long list of skill development opportunities and offers a component called the Adventurous Journey, which is a life-changing experience for cadets.
The VFMA&C Herald Trumpets sound chapel call. The Chapel Service is a non-denominational character based service with a mixture of songs and readings.
All dorm rooms have a private bathroom and many have waterfront views.
This photo shows most of Randolph-Macon's 135-acre campus, which  sits on a hill overlooking the town of Front Royal. The athletic fields include a football field, baseball field, softball field, two soccer fields, and a lacrosse field in addition to the track.  There are views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and west of campus.

Military Boarding Schools

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    727-384-5500

    Grades: 9-12 | 425 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 298 students
  • 200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
    717-582-2121

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 85 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    1-800-946-7773

    Grades: 7-12 | 170 students
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 535 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    800-432-2480

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 250 students
  • 5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    888-462-4693

    Grades: 7-12 | 82 students
  • 320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 261 students
  • 614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    877-466-6222

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 100 students
  • 204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 250 students
  • 101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    800-421-5376

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 871 students
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    (United Methodist)
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    540-636-5484

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 320 students
  • 2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 530 students
  • 6727 South Chippawa Rd
    Wellandport, OntarioCanada 12345
    905-386-6203

    Grades: 5-12 | 125 students
  • St. Catherine's Academy
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students
  • St. John's Military School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    Po Box 5020
    SalinaKS 67402
    (866)704-5294

    Grades: 6-12 | 231 students
  • 20955 West Tejas Trail
    San AntonioTX 78257
    2106987171

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 465 students
  • 1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    610-989-1490

    Grades: 7-12 | 300 students
  • 1880 Washington Ave.
    LexingtonMO 64067
    1-800-962-7682

    Grades: 9-12 | 120 students
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