Oak Ridge Military Academy

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 (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $35,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Oak Ridge Military Academy ranks among the top 10 schools with < 200 students (out of 91 schools) for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Oak Ridge Military Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
8-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1852
1906
Campus Size
110 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
120 students
320 students
% Students of Color
20%
25%
% Students Boarding
75%
67%
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%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$35,000
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,000
$35,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$30,000
$46,150
Summer Program Cost
$4,500
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Acceptance Rate
80%
60%
Director of Admissions
Major Robert Forde

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
5
24
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Aeronautics, Cyber Security, Drum Corps, Recondo - Raiders Team, Speech and Debate

School Notes

  • 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)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oak Ridge Military Academy cost?
Oak Ridge Military Academy's tuition is approximately $35,000 for boarding students and $20,000 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Oak Ridge Military Academy?
The acceptance rate of Oak Ridge Military Academy is 80%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Oak Ridge Military Academy offer?
Oak Ridge Military Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Intramural Sports Only, Markmanship, Mountaineering, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Volleyball.
Does Oak Ridge Military Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Oak Ridge Military Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Oak Ridge Military Academy's ranking?
Oak Ridge Military Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Oak Ridge Military Academy?
The application deadline for Oak Ridge Military Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $35,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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