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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Oak Ridge MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18521907
Campus Size110 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment120 students300 students
% Students of Color
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$4,500
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMajor Robert Forde
Associate Director of AdmissionsNathan Freeman


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1216
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Intramural Sports Only, Markmanship, Mountaineering, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations523
ExtracurricularsClub 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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