Top Military Boarding Schools

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 18 top military boarding schools located throughout the USA and Canada, serving 4,841 students.
  • The military schools listed below are college-prep boarding schools that have rigorous admissions standards.
  • Learn more about military boarding schools and how they work.
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St. Catherine's Academy Photo - St. Catherine's recognizes the important role that athletics plays in the development of a well-rounded young man. Our physical education program and championship athletic teams seek to develop skills and capabilities that reach far beyond the athletic field.
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St. Catherine's Academy Photo - St. Catherine's recognizes the important role that athletics plays in the development of a well-rounded young man. Our physical education program and championship athletic teams seek to develop skills and capabilities that reach far beyond the athletic field.
New Mexico Military Institute Photo - The Centennial Flame honoring all NMMI alumnae past and present burns brightly to underscore the Institute motto: Duty, Honor, Achievement.
New York Military Academy Photo
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo - All dorm rooms have a private bathroom and many have waterfront views.
Robert Land Academy Photo - A strong focus on foundational skills applied in academic courses provides students with opportunities for Canadian, US and world-wide university and college entrance. The Academy also offers foundational courses in English and Math for grades 5-10. These remedial courses allow boys who are behind in core subjects to make significant gains and catch up academically.
Riverside Military Academy Photo - Riverside Military Academy cadet officers stand at attention during a parade on Maginnis Field.
Massanutten Military Academy Photo - At Massanutten Military Academy, our holistic approach to education guides students to excel academically and grow as well-rounded adults. Our co-ed, college prep program focuses on character development, leadership, and service to help your student realize success. We believe in experiential learning promoting a STEM program, 100% college acceptances and 100% participation in athletics. Your child's success can begin today.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
Marine Military Academy Photo - All Marine Military Academy (MMA)Cadets participate in public parades held throughout the year. All parades are held on the MMA Parade Grounds directly adjacent to the Iwo Jima Monument, located at 320 Iwo Jima Boulevard in Harlingen, next to Valley International Airport. MMA’s Honor Band and Silent Drill Team performs at most parades with the exception of summer camp and introductory training graduations.
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
St. John's Military School Photo - Through the main gate of campus, the Teardrop (named for the shape of the area) welcomes visitors with over 150 flags donated by alumni, friends, and family of St. John's Military School. Vanier Academic Center faces the main gate.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
Howe Military Academy Photo - Cadet praying at the altar in our historic St. James Chapel.
Fishburne Military School Photo
Army and Navy Academy Photo - Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. We're the only military school in the country with a surf team! There's nothing like relaxing at the beach after a long day of classes.
Camden Military Academy Photo - TEAMWORK!! A lesson better learned outside the classroom. Involvement in extra curricular activities (clubs, sports or band) is not an option because these activities often teach valuable life lessons.
Missouri Military Academy Photo - 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.

Top Military Boarding Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    727-384-5500

    Grades: 8-12 | 320 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 300 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    1-800-946-7773

    Grades: 7-12 | 150 students
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 330 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    800-432-2480

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 250 students
  • 5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    888-462-4693

    Grades: 7-12 | 82 students
  • 320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 261 students
  • 614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    5404592167

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 134 students
  • 204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 220 students
  • 101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    800-421-5376

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 871 students
  • 78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    845-534-3710

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 90 students
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
    (United Methodist)
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    540-636-5484

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 257 students
  • 2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 550 students
  • 6727 South Chippawa Rd
    Wellandport, OntarioCanada 12345
    905-386-6203

    Grades: 5-12 | 125 students
  • St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, students can receive personal attention and specialized instruction.
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students
  • St. John's Military School
    St. John's Military School Photo - St. John's Military school football team had an amazing season this year. For the first time in Muleskinner history, the team made it to the playoffs. St. John's is proud of the many organized athletics available for cadets.
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    Po Box 5020
    SalinaKS 67402
    866-252-1995

    Grades: 6-12 | 231 students
  • 1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    610-989-1200

    Grades: 7-12 | 200 students
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