Missouri Military Academy

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Tel: 573-581-1776
204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
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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.
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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.
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, Missouri, on a stunning 288-acre campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
  • 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 7-12 and PG. 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 community 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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    It was extremely rigorous scholastically. The slightest infraction of drinking or drugs meant immediate expulsion. The best thing about it was that the structure greatly reduce peer pressures. It was as close to a. . .
  • Westminster/University of Florida
    Thorough and concentrated College Preparatory courses, many of which exceeded the requirements of the same subject when I went on to college. The education provided by Missouri Military Academy is one of the best in. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Missouri MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded18891910
Campus Size288 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment220 students300 students
% Students of Color
23%
20%
% International Students
45%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
66%
Average SAT Score1148* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score23*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform of the day)
Casual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:111:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered916
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
74%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$45 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$37,100
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
$52,760
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$9,100
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
$28,400
Tuition international students$39,600$47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
40%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$12,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineSep. 30 / Jan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
65%
56%
Director of AdmissionsLTC Gregory Seibert
Associate Director of AdmissionsGary Stewart

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered916
CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, English III, English IV, Physics III, Spanish, Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1414
SportsBasketball, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3123
ExtracurricularsBiking Club, Boy Scouts, Cadets, Chess Club, Chorus, Color Guard, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Delta Phi (Honor Society), Drama Club, Drill Team, Drum and Bugle Corp, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Fencing Club, Flag Football, Horseback Riding, Intramural Sports, Literary Magazine, M Club (Letterman's Club), Marching Band, Military Police, Military Skills (Raider), Model Making Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper,

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201210 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign9
University of Missouri7
Purdue University6
Westminster College - Missouri5
Norwich University3
The Citadel3
Truman State University3
United States Air Force Academy3
Indiana University2
University of California - Berkeley2

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.
  • State of the art technology
  • 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 Corp
    • 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
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