Riverside Military Academy

2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
Tel: 1-800-462-2338
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 530 students
Located one hour north of Atlanta, Georgia, Riverside Military Academy has remained one of the nation's premier college preparatory academies for young men in grades 7-12 since 1907.
Our mission is to provide a supportive and challenging educational environment that fosters scholarly competence and intellectual curiosity, enhances spiritual and physical fitness, and develops leadership skills and the strength of character necessary for success in college and in life.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Riverside Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1907 1910
Campus Size 206 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 530 students 298 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
70%
Average SAT Score 1323 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 20 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
69%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $40 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$34,840 $51,243
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,600 $28,500
Tuition international students $39,985 $47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
85%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMAJ James Corbin, USAR

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus (AB), Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 15 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 26 23
ExtracurricularsAcademic Bowl, Airsoft Club, Boy Scouts, Chorus, Color Guard, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Drill Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Honor, International Club, JETS-TSA Club, Jewish Students Association, JROTC, Korean Fellowship Club, Library Forum, Multimedia Club, National Honor Society, O.R. Horton Society, Peer Tutoring Association, Sailing Club, Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society,

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 2015 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
The Citadel 8
University of North Georgia 7
Auburn University 6
Savannah College of Art and Design 4
U.S. Military Academy - West Point 4
University of Arizona 4
Marion Military Institute 3
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 2
Florida Institute of Technology 2
Georgia Institute of Technology 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Colonel William J. Gallagher, USA (Ret) became the 9th President of Riverside Military Academy on June 10, 2016. Colonel Gallagher served as the Dean of the College & Commandant of Cadets at Valley Forge Military Academy & College, with a thirty-five year career that spans both the military and education.  A Philadelphia native and graduate of Saint Joseph`s Prep, he was commissioned in the infantry after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  During the next twenty-eight years he commanded platoons, companies, a battalion, and a brigade; served as a TAC Officer at West Point and as an Eisenhower Fellow in the Behavioral Sciences & Leadership Department; completed two Pentagon assignments, one on the Joint Staff (J5) arms control treaty negotiations and the other as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army; was the Chief of Operations for the 1st Cavalry Division and Chief of Operations, Plans, and Training (Division G3) for the 4th Infantry Division; the Chief of Staff for Operations and later the Chief of Strategic Plans for the Iraqi theatre (Operation Iraqi Freedom) with Multi-National Force-Iraq in Baghdad; the Chief of US Army Europe`s Strategic Initiatives Group; the Chief of Staff for V (US) Corps, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for US Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. He served three combat tours, and his military awards include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and seven Meritorious Service Medals.  Colonel Gallagher`s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree (Aerospace Engineering), West Point; a Master of Arts Degree (Leader Development), West Point; a Master of Business Administration, Long Island University; the US Army Command and General Staff College (Certification as a Strategist); a Senior Service College research fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School (National Security Studies), and numerous other military schools including Airborne and Ranger qualification.  He is currently a doctoral candidate (Education) with the University of Liverpool.  Following retirement from the Army, Colonel Gallagher served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Operations and Administration & COO establishing New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; the advisor to the Saudi Arabian Minister of Housing in Riyadh; and the Dean of Students and Deputy General Manager overseeing five men`s and two women`s colleges in Saudi Arabia for Laureate International Education.  Bill is married to Lisa Gallagher, a Registered Nurse, and they have a daughter Kiera, an eighth grade teacher in Hawaii married to Will, an infantry First Lieutenant; a daughter Maggie, a sixth grade teacher in Hawaii; and a son Joe, a program coordinator in New York City.  Bill and Lisa are active in their church, in the local business community, and in recreational athletics.
  • Through the academy's military structure, cadets learn self-discipline, honor, and leadership skills.
  • Riverside's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 80 years. This means that Riverside can recommend up to 5 cadets per year to the 5 federal service academies.
  • Riverside also offers a "Dual Enrollment" program. For qualified senior cadets, they can enroll and take online college courses while taking classes simultaneously at Riverside.
  • Riverside offers a Georgia Driver's Education course for young men who would like to obtain their Driver's License. In addition, we also offer a Flight Program for young men interested in obtaining their pilot's license.
  • The Academy offers a 4 week summer school program each year.
  • Riverside is located one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Commadant's office can make shuttle arrangments for our cadets needing transportation to and from the airport.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: SACS;SAIS;NAIS;SABS
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