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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Students: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $44,684
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $25,478
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Class of 2016
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2013
5.00
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. . .

Class of 1996
5.00
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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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Riverside Military Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1907
1907
Campus Size
206 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
290 students
300 students
% Students of Color
25%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
95%
70%
Average SAT Score
1323
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
20
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
75%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$40 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,684
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$25,478
$32,995
Tuition international students
$51,504
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
46%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$15,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
85%
58%
Director of Admissions
Tee Mitchell

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
15
17
Courses
Biology, 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
22
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 2015
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
The Citadel
8
University of North Georgia
7
Auburn University
6
Savannah College of Art and Design
4
U.S. Military Academy - West Point
4
University of Arizona
4
Marion Military Institute
3
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
2
Florida Institute of Technology
2
Georgia Institute of Technology
2

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: 04/21/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Students: 290 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $44,684
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $25,478
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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