Riverside Military Academy

5.00 (5 reviews)
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
Located one hour north of Atlanta, Georgia, Riverside Military Academy has remained one of the nation's premier college preparatory academies for young men in grades 6-12 since 1907.
Our mission is to provide a supportive and challenging educational environment that fosters scholarly competence and intellectual curiosity enhances spiritual and physical fitness and develops leadership skills and the strength of character necessary for success in college and in life.

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  • Belmont university
    Riverside Military Academy was one of the best experiences of my life. It taught me the values of hard work and camaraderie. Along with giving me the opportunity to travel across three nation and. . .
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Ricerside is an all-male Military Academy so there is mandatory participation in the JROTC program 24/7. So the structure and disciplinary aspects of the school certainly help graduates stand out, especially if they have any. . .
  • Appalachian State University
    The ROTC program helped shape the framework of how Riverside operates, and as a "Military Academy" it of course had to have that component. This really helped with the direction the education took as well. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Riverside MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered6-125-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19071907
Campus Size206 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment290 students302 students
% Students of Color
25%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Average SAT Score1323* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score20*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio12:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$40 million$24 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,684$58,935
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,478$32,900
Tuition international students$51,504$53,975
% Students on Financial Aid
46%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$15,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
85%
57%
Director of AdmissionsTee Mitchell

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1518
CoursesBiology, Calculus (AB), Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Human Geography, Physics, Physics C, Physics II, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2224
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Academic Bowl, Boy Scouts of America, Color Guard, Community Service Club, Cyber Eagles, Drama Club, Drill Team, Esports, JROTC, National History Club, National Honor Society, O.R. Horton Society, Russian Club, Science National Honor Society, Softball, Technology Club, Tennis Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fishing Club, Get Fit

College Matriculation

Year: 2014 - 201510 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
The Citadel8
University of North Georgia7
Auburn University6
Savannah College of Art and Design4
U.S. Military Academy - West Point4
University of Arizona4
Marion Military Institute3
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University2
Florida Institute of Technology2
Georgia Institute of Technology2

School Notes

  • Through the academy's military structure, cadets learn self-discipline, honor, and leadership skills
  • Riverside's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 80 years. This means that Riverside can recommend up to 5 cadets per year to the 5 federal service academies.
  • Riverside also offers a "Dual Enrollment" program. For qualified senior cadets, they can enroll and take online college courses while taking classes simultaneously at Riverside.
  • Riverside offers a Georgia Driver's Education course for young men who would like to obtain their Driver's License. In addition, we also offer a Flight Program for young men interested in obtaining their pilot's license.
  • The Academy offers a 4-week summer school program each year.
  • Riverside is located one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Commandant's office can make shuttle arrangments for our cadets needing transportation to and from the airport.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Riverside Military Academy accreditations: SACS;SAIS;NAIS;SABS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • John Bassett - Bassett Furniture
    • Ira Middleberg (1966) - Attorney, Middleberg, Riddle & Gianna - New Orleans
    • Luis Proenza (1962) - President, University of Akron
    • Governor Felix Gonzales Canto - State of Quintana Roo, Mexico
    • Tommy Prothro (1938) - former coach with the LA Rams and San Diego Chargers
    • ADM. David McDonald (1924) - former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (1963-1967)
    • Judge E.J. Salcines - Retired Judge, Florida Appellate Court
    • Mike Neveaux - Retired Chief Pilot, Los Angeles Police Dept. Air Support Division
    • Cee Lo Green - Singer and Actor
    • Peter Lyons - Retired Lawyer, California; Author

Profile last updated: 06/29/2021

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