Military Boarding Schools

  • There are 18 military boarding schools located throughout the USA and Canada.
  • 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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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.
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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.
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.
Riverside Military Academy cadet officers stand at attention during a parade on Maginnis Field.
Cadet praying at the altar in our historic St. James Chapel.
Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
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.
Community service is taught, not required, at Randolph-Macon Academy.  While there is no requirement for graduation, students are given many opportunities to serve their community, both on-campus and in the town of Front Royal. In this photo, students are helping to match wish-lists with toys in the local Toys for Tots program.
All dorm rooms have a private bathroom and many have waterfront views.
Baseball is played in the spring - the teams consist of Prep, Jr. Prep and Middle School.
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.
Seniors at Graduation
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.
Also unique to the VFMA educational experience, our academically qualified high school juniors and seniors are granted the opportunity to enroll in college level classes, taken at Valley Forge Military College, on campus.
Ariel view of Carson Long's campus.
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.
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.
The Centennial Flame honoring all NMMI alumnae past and present burns brightly to underscore the Institute motto: Duty, Honor, Achievement.

Military Boarding Schools

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

    Grades: 8-12 | 300 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
  • 200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
    717-582-2121

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 85 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    1-800-946-7773

    Grades: 7-12 | 170 students
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 535 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    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
  • 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
    888-275-6962

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 100 students
  • Randolph-Macon Academy
    (United Methodist)
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    540-636-5484

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 320 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
    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
    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 | 6-12 (day) | 200 students
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