Missouri Military Academy

204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
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Gr: (Boarding) 6-12, PG | 244 students
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Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy has transformed young men into leaders who are well-educated, prepared gentlemen of character. Our long history and distinct traditions inspire a sense of pride and duty among the young men who seek to fulfill their potential at MMA.
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Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy has transformed young men into leaders who are well-educated, prepared gentlemen of character. Our long history and distinct traditions inspire a sense of pride and duty among the young men who seek to fulfill their potential at MMA.
Missouri Military Academy is a preparatory school with a military tradition that prepares boys for leadership in college and career via our 360 Degree Education. We are located in the heart of the Midwest in the quaint community of Mexico, on a stunning 288-acre campus.
Academics are high priority at MMA, with college acceptance and success as the goal for students. Students thrive here thanks to individual attention from faculty and small class sizes. Many advanced courses, including dual credit and Advanced Placement, are available. Our faculty come from around the world, and more than 75 percent of them have a graduate degree.
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.
A cadet at MMA will make life-long friends with boys from around the world.  Currently, MMA has cadets from 25 states and 10 foreign countries.
At MMA, students can broaden their skills and experiences. Elective courses and activities include band, drama, chorus, art and web design. Outside of the classroom, students can earn a private pilot's license via our aviation program. SCUBA, WWII reenactment, rifle team, photography and fencing...these are just a few more unique activities available to cadets.
The campus is composed of modern buildings designed in a traditional Jeffersonian style. White columns and brick form the look of the front campus, behind which stretch 200+ additional acres of athletic fields, stables, woodland areas for camping and hiking, paintball and adventure and leadership training courses.
Athletics and physical development are important parts of our 360 Degree Education. Through 10 varsity sports and an extensive intramural program, cadets learn the value of teamwork, discipline and dedication, becoming leaders on and off the field.  First-class sports facilities include a spacious Field House with an indoor track, two weight rooms, rifle range,an indoor swimming pool, and more.
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.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Missouri Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1889 1910
Campus Size 288 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 244 students 295 students
% Students of Color 23% 19%
% International Students 39% 20%
% Students Boarding 97% 68%
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 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 74% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $36 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$33,100
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
$48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$9,100
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
$27,240
Tuition international students $35,500 $46,000
% Students on Financial Aid 40% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $8,000 $20,255
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% 57%
Director of AdmissionsDavid Adams
Associate Director of AdmissionsGary Stewart '72

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesCalculus 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 31 23
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, M Club (Letterman's Club), Marching Band, Military Police, Military Skills (Raider), National Honor Society, Newspaper,

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 Grades Students
    • St. Louis, MO
      425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
      St. LouisMO 63131
      314-692-6640
      86.4 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 780 students
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