Missouri Military Academy

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
Missouri Military Academy Photo #1 - 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.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #2 - 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.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #3 - Our programs are designed around the needs of boys, tapping into what motivates them positive reinforcement, structure, consistent physical and mental challenge, loyalty and team mentality. Here, we give boys structure, teach them responsibility and show them love - fundamental ingredients in shaping a young man.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #4 - 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. Our faculty come from around the world and are focused on providing a caring, supportive environment.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #5 - Through varsity sports and an extensive intramural program, cadets learn the value of teamwork, discipline and dedication, becoming leaders on and off the field. They have access to MMA's top-notch facilities including indoor basketball courts, football, soccer and baseball fields, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor hitting cages and pitching mounds, golf courses and all safety and sports equipment.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #6 - At Missouri Military Academy, students make life-long friends from around the world.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #7 - Our well-rounded 360 Degree approach molds boys into college-ready young men by focusing on five essential elements: academic excellence, character development, personal motivation, physical development and leadership training.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #8 - The MMA Honor Code is central to our program and sets a standard of character for the young men who spend their formative years at MMA: "I am truthful, virtuous, and respectful; I will inspire others to pursue this code."
  • 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.

Upcoming Events and News

  • MMA Corps of Cadets Receives Top Scores in JROTC Program for Accreditation Inspection - 06/10/2019 - During the 2019 JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA), the MMA Corps of Cadets received perfect scores in the Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP), Service Learning Project (SLP), Unit Report, Cadet Portfolios ...moreand Instructor Portfolios. With great pride, the Academy maintained our Honor Unit with Distinction designation and gold star.hide
  • MMA Equestrians Learn About Mounted Patrol - 06/10/2019 - Beginning the month of April, Missouri Military Academy cadets participating in the equestrian program traveled to St. Louis to visit the St. Louis Mounted Police Forest Park Division and learn ...morehow horses are trained to become police horses and what it takes to be a mounted police officer.hide
  • MMA Cadets Tour Washington D.C. and New York Historical Sites on Educational Tour - 06/10/2019 - In March 2019, MMA cadets traveled to Washington D.C. and New York to tour some of the nation`s most important historical sites. From the White House to the Statue of ...moreLiberty, cadets got a firsthand look at places and subjects they learn about in school.hide
  • MMA Rifle Team Places in Top 20 at the National Qualifier at Camp Perry, Ohio - 06/10/2019 - Cadets from MMA`s rifle team competed at the National Qualifier in Camp Perry, Ohio in February 2019. Mirroring an Olympic-style competition, cadets competed against hundreds of experienced firers from all ...moreover the world. As a team, they placed 19th at Camp Perry. hide
  • 2019-20 Battalion Staff Meets with President Geraci - 09/17/2019 - Missouri Military Academy does more than teach leadership - MMA is an immersive leadership program that provides cadets with opportunities to learn, lead, and rise in ranks as they increase ...morein leadership skill, knowledge and maturity. The MMA Corps of Cadets, a living, breathing leadership program modeled after the army, holds each young man accountable, challenges him with responsibility, and educates him on his role within, and impact upon, the corps. hide
  • MMA's 2019-20 College Triumph Program Launches in Partnership with William Woods University - 09/17/2019 - Twenty-two MMA cadets are taking college courses this fall while still high school students under a partnership between William Woods and MMA called the Triumph Program. Through the program, qualifying ...morecadets can finish high school with one year of college or even earn their associate degree at the same time they earn their high school diploma. hide
  • Cadet Bruno Pozzani Prepared for Leadership this Summer - 09/17/2019 - In addition to his attendance at the 2019 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference in Texas this summer, international MMA student Cadet Pozzani practiced leadership at the Missouri ...moreBoys State (MBS) 80th session by running for governor. hide

Alumni Reviews
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  • Memphis State University
    Discipline and a focus on critical thinking is taught at MMA. Esprit de Corps is high among the Corps of Cadets there and supports a group as well as an individual effort to succeed. . .
  • SIUE
    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
 | 2019 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 Founded18891909
Campus Size288 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment220 students320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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)
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:111:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$3,850
(Includes uniforms, tuition, and meals)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Endowment Size$49 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Plus uniform and other fees.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Plus uniform and other fees. Ask about grant support for area students.)
Tuition international students$39,600$51,135
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$18,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsLTC Gregory Seibert
Associate Director of AdmissionsGary Stewart


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1316
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1823
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Informational Technology Internships, Military Police, National Honor Society, WWII Re-enactment Club (Railsplitters), Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drum and Bugle Corp, Jazz Band, Marching Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Drill Team, Horseback Riding, Intramural Sports, M Club (Letterman's Club), Marksmanship, Military Skills (Raider), Paintball, Weights and Conditioning Training

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 over the United States and world. 
  • MMA classes and programs benefit students of every skill level, from a learning resource center to the Triumph Program that allows qualified cadets to take college classes on our campus and work toward an AA degree at the same time they are earning their high school diploma
  • A nationally recognized JROTC program, honored more than 30 times with the US Army's highest distinction
  • Exceptional facilities, including a state-of-the-art academic building
  • 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 and chorus to military-style competitions
  • On-site paintball course for use by cadets
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Comfortable, secure residence halls, complete with recreation areas
  • Missouri Military Academy 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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