Missouri Military Academy

204 Grand Street,
Mexico, MO 65265
Tel: (573) 581-1776 ext.
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12 | 244 students
Missouri Military Academy is a preparatory school with a military tradition that is focused on academic excellence and the development of leadership and character for boys in grades 6-12.
We offer a 360-Degree Education that promotes academic excellence, physical development, good character, personal motivation and leadership. Missouri Military Academy graduates have been accepted to some of the finest colleges and universities in America, including the prestigious U.S.
service academies.  Located in the quaint Midwestern town of Mexico, Missouri, our beautiful 288-acre campus provides a safe, supportive learning and growing environment for young men from around the world.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Kevin Farley hired as new Director of College Placement and Counseling, Head Soccer Coach - 07/08/2014 - Missouri Military Academy is pleased to announce that MAJ Kevin Farley has been named the Director of College Placement and Counseling.

    MAJ Farley, who has nearly fifteen years’ experience as a college soccer coach, will also take the helm ...more
  • MMA Awards First Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze Medals - 06/12/2014 - More than 60 students received their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze Medals in a ceremony in the Centennial Gymtorium on April 12.

    Following the presentation of the colors by the MMA Color Guard, first-year Director of Cadet Life WO2 ...more
  • MMA Senior is Accepted to Four Service Academies - 06/12/2014 - MMA senior Jacob Priester of Little Rock, Arkansas has earned appointments to four U.S. service academies. Priester has his choice of four top-ranked universities - the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, ...more
  • Jack Solls of Dallas is 2014 Valedictorian - 06/12/2014 -  Missouri Military Academy is proud to publicize the accomplishments of valedictorian and Senior Class President Jack Solls of Dallas. 

    During the 2014 Commencement Weekend celebration May 22 to 24, Solls received the MAJ William Bryan ...more

Top 10 Placements:

Similar Size Schools | Military Schools | All-Boys Schools

Listed among the top 10 schools with 200-400 students (out of 121 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Missouri Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 8-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1889 1908
Campus Size 288 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 244 students 300 students
% Students of Color 23% 18%
% International Students 39% 20%
% Students Boarding 97% 67%
Average SAT Score 1511 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 23 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Less than once a month Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 74% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $36 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,100
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
$47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$9,100
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
$26,110
Tuition international students $35,500 $44,500
% Students on Financial Aid 40% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $8,000 $19,650
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline Sep. 30 / Jan. 31 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 75% 58%
Director of Admissions David Adams  
Associate Director of Admissions Gary Stewart '72  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 15
Calculus AB Calculus BC
Chemistry Economics
English III English IV
Physics III Spanish
Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 30 24
ExtracurricularsBoy Scouts, Cadet Council, Chess Club, Chorus, Color Guard, Delta Phi (Honor Society), Drama, Drill Team, Drum and Bugle Corp, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Fencing, Flag Football, Horseback Riding, Intramural Basketball, Intramural soccer, Intramural Sports Sampler, Intramural Swimming, Intramural Tennis, Literary Magazine, Marching Band, Military Police, Military Skills (Raider), National Honor Society, Newspaper, Paintball,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9
University of Missouri 7
Purdue University 6
Westminster College - Missouri 5
Norwich University 3
The Citadel 3
Truman State University 3
United States Air Force Academy 3
Indiana University 2
University of California - Berkeley 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Located in scenic central Missouri, MMA’s 288-acre campus is an ideal setting for a unique boarding school experience. New students join a diverse Corps of Cadets, which has accepted young men from all 50 states and more than 20 foreign nations. With classes, athletics and after school organizations designed for boys of every interest and skill level, there is a place for you at MMA. MMA features:
  • Classes to benefit students of every skill level, from a learning resource center to Advanced Placement and dual-credit college courses.
  • A dedicated College Placement Officer who guides cadets through the college application and selection process.
  • A nationally recognized JROTC program, honored 30 times over with the US Army's highest distinction.
  • Exceptional facilities, including a new state of the art academic building.
  • 10 varsity sports and a wide array of intramurals, featuring some of the finest athletic facilities in the Midwest.
  • An internationally diverse student body.
  • Extensive recreational and extracurricular programs and facilities, from music, chorus, and drama to military-style competitions and flight training.
  • On-site paintball course for use by cadets.
  • Constantly updated computer labs and Internet access in cadet rooms.
  • Comfortable, secure dormitories, complete with recreation areas.
  • School accreditations: ISACS, TABS, National Honor Society
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mr. Dale Dye, 1962 - Author, Actor and Military advisor to many Hollywood movies
    • Judge William Berry, 1930 - Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court
    • Dr. Lloyd Worner, 1936 - Former President of Colorado College
    • LT. General Jack Fuson, 1939 - Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army
    • Mr. Cody Fowler, 1908 - Former President of the American Bar Association
    • General Clifton Cates, 1910 - 19th Commandant of the US Marine Corps
    • Mr. Joaquin Dabdoub, 1981 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan
    • Bridgadier General Carl Tegtmeier, 1962 - Former Deputy Commanding General, 102nd Army Reserve Command
    • Howard Hughes I - Father of businessman Howard Hughes, founder of family corporation
  • Nearby Schools:

    The nearest boarding school is Chaminade College Preparatory School (86.4 miles away)
    • School Location Miles Students Grades
    • St. LouisChaminade College Preparatory School
       
      425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
      St. LouisMO63131
      314-692-6640
      86.4 mi | 780 students | Gr. 6-12
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