Marine Military Academy

320 Iwo Jima Blvd,
Harlingen, TX 78550
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12, PG | 271 students
The Marine Military Academy transforms today's young men into tomorrow's leaders.
We fuel their mind, body and spirit in order to develop the mental and emotional tools needed to navigate their path forward.
Success is achieved through a safe, structured environment that fosters responsibility to community, country and each other.

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Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 328 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Marine Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 8-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1965 1909
Campus Size 142 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 271 students 298 students
% International Students 32% 20%
% Students Boarding 100% 68%
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform Required)
Average Class Size 11 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:11 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 6 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 50% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$35,000 $48,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $26,800
% Students on Financial Aid 15% 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions LtCol Robert Grider
Mrs. Jay Perez
Associate Director of Admissions Mrs. Jay Perez  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • All-male college-prep boarding school
  • Stringent academics with more than 50 course offerings
  • Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment courses
  • Curriculum includes Aerospace and Marine Science options
  • Opportunities to receive a nomination to a US Service Academy
  • 40 acres dedicated to US Marine Corps styled Leadership Enhancement Development course featuring a rappel tower, 3 rockclimbing walls, high ropes challenge, paintball course, obsticle course, mud course, and more
  • 18 competitive sports and additional extracurricular activities
  • Moral, spiritual opportunities through civic-minded clubs: Rotary Interact, KEY, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, non-denominational Vespers, (FCA) Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)
  • International Student Body
  • School accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Member of the College Board; Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States; Texas and National Association for College Admission Counseling; The Association of Boarding Schools

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is TMI -The Episcopal School of Texas (242.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San AntonioTMI -The Episcopal School of Texas
    20955 West Tejas Trail
    San AntonioTX78257
    242.7 mi | 465 students | Gr. 6-12
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