Carson Long Military Academy

200 N. Carlisle St.
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Tel: 717-582-2121
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  • Carson Long Military Academy is the oldest boarding school with military training in the United States.
  • Carson Long emphasis is placed upon providing a preparatory education that positions the majority of graduating students to pursue a post graduate (college) career.
  • There is a low teacher-to-student ratio in most classes and a focus on individualized instruction.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered, and advanced honors courses are available for students who desire a more demanding curriculum.

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Carson Long Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1836 1910
Campus Size 60 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 85 students 298 students
% Students of Color
22%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
68%
Average SAT Score 1500 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(ACUs, black dress pants, white dress shirt, sweater, tie)
Casual
Average Class Size 7 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:7 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 4 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
55%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $1 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$35,000 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$17,000 $28,500
Tuition international students $42,000 $47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$31,720 $38,000
% Students on Financial Aid
30%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $5,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
75%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCPT Michael P. Pray
Associate Director of AdmissionsMs. Anna Brennan

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 9 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Drill Team, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

School Notes

  • The Carson Long experience teaches important life skills, teamwork, problem-solving, time management, and more which serves students well upon graduation. Extra curricular activities including major sports,club activities, rifle team, and drum and bugle corps. Students attend worship services of their faith each Sunday.
  • The Army Junior ROTC training program motivates our cadets to be better citizens. A wide range of subjects and life skills helps reinforce other areas of academic curriculum - strong skills, communications, leadership, and citizenship.
  • Carson Long is governed by a 15 member Board of Trustees and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • School accreditations: NAIS, PAIS, Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the US, and TABS
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