Missouri Military Academy

5.00 5 1 (6 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 unique 360 Education. We are located in the heart of the Midwest in the small community of Mexico, Missouri, on a sprawling 288-acre campus.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #3 - 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 #4 - Through athletics, 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, swimming pool, indoor batting cages, and all safety and sports equipment.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #5 - Character development and community service, including cadet mentorship of local elementary students, is an important part of the MMA experience. 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 will not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do."
Missouri Military Academy Photo #6 - At Missouri Military Academy, students make life-long friends from around the world. "My two years at MMA were the best of times. After 26 years since graduation in 1990, I`m still in touch with the friends I made." - Oscar Durazo Carreon '90
Missouri Military Academy Photo #7 - MMA offers STEAM-based learning in science, math and the arts. Qualifying cadets are also able to earn their AA degree at the same time they earn their high school diploma through MMA`s Triumph Program created through an alliance with nearby William Woods University.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #8 - MMA is filled with opportunities and experiences cadets could never have at home. While this can certainly be said of any boarding school, the MMA experience offers boys something more. Activities available to MMA cadets include rifle marksmanship, horseback riding, rappelling tower, obstacle courses, paintball and more.
Missouri Military Academy Photo #9 - 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 #10 - Our well-rounded 360 Education molds boys into college-ready young men by focusing on five essential elements: academic excellence, character development, personal motivation, physical development and leadership training.
Every boy becomes a man. What kind of man will yours become?
Founded in 1889, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) is a private all-boy college preparatory academy that serves grades 7 through 12 and offers a post-graduate year.
Located in a safe and peaceful setting in rural Missouri, MMA educates young men from around the world who seek college preparatory and career readiness programs in a military structured environment, focused on developing self-confidence and grit.
MMA`s 360 Education promotes academic excellence and success, character development, physical development, personal motivation and leadership training to prepare young men to take command of their personal lives and their future.

School News

  • D’Cherion Nelson ’15 Graduates from Morehouse, Commissioned as Officer in Marines - 06/29/2020 - As a Missouri Military Academy cadet, D'Cherion "DC" Nelson '15 excelled as the Academy nurtured leadership within him and challenged to achieve. Today, he is a second lieutenant in the ...moreU.S. Marine Corps. with aspirations of working as an intelligence officer in the Pentagon. hide
  • Class of 2020 Earns More Than $7.7 Million in College Scholarships - 06/29/2020 - MMA`s Class of 2020 has achieved more than $7.7 million in scholarships and 100% of the class has been accepted to 99 different colleges and universities around the world.
  • 20 Missouri Military Academy Cadets Earn Presidential Education Awards - 06/29/2020 - In recognition of their 2020 academic success, seven cadets have earned the President`s Award for Educational Excellence, and thirteen cadets have earned the President`s Award for Educational Achievement.  
  • Bagpipe Course Now Offered at MMA - 06/29/2020 - Missouri Military Academy cadets looking to add to their musical repertoire have a new option of study this year - the bagpipes. Bagpipes are the newest addition to MMA`s music ...morecurriculum which includes the MMA band, jazz band, choir, marching band and orchestra. 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
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  • Tecnologico de Monterrey
    What makes Missouri Military Academy unique is the brotherhood it forges with your mates, it also puts you in situations that in a “normal” privileged life you would never be, and that makes you mature. . .
    Unique boarding school with discipline, values and principles. It fosters a camaraderie that I have not seen anywhere else.. . .
  • Washburn University
    Missouri Military focuses on the entire person as it teaches young men to take responsibility for their actions and to take pride in the skills they develop. I would not be the man I. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 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 Founded18891907
Campus Size288 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment220 students302 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
Student : Teacher Ratio11:17:1
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$23 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$53,848
% 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 Offered2116
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Markmanship, Marksmanship, Riding, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, 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
  • 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, nationally competitive rifle team, equestrian program and more - all cadets participate in athletics
  • An internationally diverse student body
  • Extensive recreational and extracurricular programs and facilities, from music and chorus to military-style competitions
  • On-site paintball course, rappel tower and more
  • 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
    • Tony Gervino, 1984 - Senior vice president of culture and content at TIDAL, a global music entertainment platform. Co-founder of two leading media brand magazines: SLAM, a basketball magazine, and XXL, a hip-hop magazine.
    • Michael Aubuchon, 1994 - Leading game designer who has contributed to the creation of some of the most well-known games in the industry, including “Doom,” “Rage,” and the “America’s Army” saga
    • Venustiano Reyes, 1988 - World-renown composer and musician and composer
    • Dr. William Burch, 1989 - Medical director of Methodist North Hospital in Tennessee and program medical director of the Sound Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Texas and Louisiana
    • 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
    • Mark Ledford, 1978 - Famous jazz trumpeter, vocalist and guitarist
    • Jesús Guzmán, 1985 - Stand up comedian, late night talk show host

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