2317 Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Oak Ridge Military Academy founded in 1852 is recognized as the oldest pre-college military boarding school in the United States.
It was the first military school to accept women in 1854.
In 1926 Oak Ridge was designated a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Starting in August 2021, the JROTC program will be offered to our 8th-grade cadets.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $34,600
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Oak Ridge Military Academy ranks among the top 5 military schools (out of 16 military schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Student Attention
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Oak Ridge Military Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1852
1907
Campus Size
110 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
120 students
300 students
% Students of Color
20%
25%
% Students Boarding
75%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
10%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$34,600
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$26,900
$44,100
Summer Program Cost
$4,500
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
80%
58%
Director of Admissions
Major Robert Forde
Associate Director of Admissions
Nathan Freeman

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
5
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Aeronautics, Cyber Security, Drum Corps, Recondo - Raiders Team, Speech and Debate

School Notes

  • LD types supported: ADHD and ADD
  • Oak Ridge Military Academy accreditations: Association of Military Schools and Colleges of the United States, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
Profile last updated: 08/25/2021
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $34,600
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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