New York Military Academy

78 Academy Avenue,
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520
Tel: 888-ASK-NYMA (888-27
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 80 students
The mission of New York Military Academy is to develop our cadets in mind, body and character to prepare them for further education and to be effective leaders and responsible citizens.
Inherent in this mission are the four pillars of success:

ACADEMICS: Developing a desire for knowledge every cadet is prepared for college with a program that is individually tailored.  Qualified, conscientious teachers and small classes offer opportunities and success stories that make the NYMA educational experience so sought after and valued. 

ATHLETICS:  Instilling a lifelong appreciation for wellness physical fitness dovetails with developing a cadet's mind and all cadets must participate in sports throughout the school year.  The academy offers varsity, junior varsity and modified athletic teams that compete in soccer, football, cross country, fencing, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, drill, rifle and Raiders. 

CHARACTER:  Doing the right thing developing good citizens requires developing the essentials of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.  NYMA's honor code, "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do," constantly reinforces the character lessons taught every day, in and outside the classroom.

LEADERSHIP:  Real life leadership lab developing future leaders is one of the unique aspects of the New York Military Academy experience.  Self-discipline, leadership, and citizenship are integrated into daily life for the Corps of Cadet.  As cadets move up in rank, they are given increasing levels of responsibility in supervising, leading and instructing subordinates. 

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
New York Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1889 1907
Campus Size 120 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 80 students 300 students
% Students of Color 20% 18%
% International Students 17% 20%
% Students Boarding 88% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 2 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 80% 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$36,190 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$14,190 $26,300
Tuition international students $41,340 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 40% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,455 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate 68% 57%

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 2 15
Calculus A/B Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 19 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 16 24
ExtracurricularsBand, Community Service, French Club, Gaming Club, JROTC, Leo Club, Literary Magazine, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Outdoors Club, Photography, Raiders, Spanish Club, Student Government, Weekend Off-campus Activities, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2008-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Penn State University 14
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 10
United States Military Academy 7
Binghampton University 6
SUNY Maritime 6
Hofstra University 5
Iona College 5
Johnson & Wales University 5
Northeastern University 5
Stony Brook University 5
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Welcome to New York Military Academy (NYMA).  Founded in 1889, it is one of America’s oldest boarding schools and a premier college preparatory school posting a 100% college placement record.  Located approximately 60 miles north of New York City, nestled in the picturesque Hudson Valley of New York state, our plush 120 acre campus in the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson has a clean, small town, fresh air atmosphere.  We are a co-ed school for grades 7-12 for day and boarding students with a diverse student body drawn from around the world.  In this setting NYMA students have been ‘Set Apart for Excellence’ for over 125 years. What makes us unique, and indeed so successful, is our teaching principals.  We maintain small class sizes enhancing personalized instruction with a 1:12 teacher to student ratio.  Class sizes range from 4 – 15 students and in our rigorous 21st Century curriculum we offer a wide range of courses.  Additionally, our teachers are accessible throughout the day.  Our faculty come from a broad range of international teaching experience with advanced degrees from well know institutions.  They also provide guided study periods at specified times.  Our cadets also have designated exclusive study time in their rooms which is protected from outside distractions.  The results of this program have prepared our graduates to attend such top schools as George Washington University, North Eastern, Boston University, Penn State, Rutgers and the Service Academies to name but a few. To support and reinforce this strong academic environment, NYMA uses the ‘military model’.  Under 24/7 TAC Officer supervision, this model provides the organization, structure, discipline, leadership experience and a reward system that motivates and makes our cadets successful not only here at NYMA but also in college or any other walk of life they may choose.  Through the Academy’s ‘Honor Unit of Distinction’ designated Army Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC)program, cadets learn such critical skills as time management, organization, task prioritization, critical thinking and self-discipline. As they progress through the system they are rewarded by being assigned (promoted) to positions of increased responsibility and leadership.  This leadership development process uniquely enhances the cadet’s communication and interpersonal skills.  All of these aspects help the cadet develop into a well-rounded student and contributing citizen.  Though we use the military model to help teach our cadets, there is absolutely no military obligation to serve in the military.  In fact, most of our graduates use the skills learned here in pursuit of excellence in their civilian endeavors.   Our rigorous academic curriculum grounded by a demand for competence in the classical disciplines thoughtfully prepares NYMA graduates that are prepared to seek out extraordinary lives that are ‘Set Apart for Excellence.’NYMA also offers a program incorporating English as a Second Language as well as study abroad opportunities!
    2013-2014 Open House Dates -http://www.nyma.org/page.cfm?p=556
    If you are interested in finding out more information about the New York Military Academy, you may call: 888-ASK-NYMA
    For Chinese- Director of Asia - Claire Wang cw@nyma.org
    For Chinese (Mandarin):  Ming Dong,  md@ccrc.us
    For Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese):   Gina Li,  yyl@ccrs.us
    For Korean:  Seon Hee Choi:  shc@ccrc.us
    For Spanish:  Linda Garcia,  lg@ccrc.us  phone:  702-658-8080, 
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Craig C. Harnett '70 - EVP & CFO National Hockey League
    • Matt Joyce '90 - NFL - Tackle, Detroit Lions
    • Robert Stiller '61 - CEO Green Mountain Coffee
    • Donald Trump '64 - Pres. & CEO Trump International
    • James E. Brown '84 - CEO Invisible Hand Network
    • Robert H. Benmosche '62 - CEO Met Life, Chairman AIG (2008-Present)
    • Stephen Sondheim '46 - Composer, Lyricist
    • Les Brown '32 (Deceased) - Musician, Composer, Arranger, Conductor of the Les Brown Band
    • MG Robert McClure '15 (Deceased) - Decorated commander in World War I, World War II, and Korea, Recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross
    • Farleigh Dickinson '37 (Deceased) - Philanthropist, Businessman, Political Leader

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