Massanutten Military Academy - Review #4

Read more details about Massanutten Military Academy on their 2021-22 profile page.
Massanutten Military Academy

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 1978-1980
Sports and Activities:I participated in Gearing Rifles, Cheer-leading, Drill, and Talent Shows.
College Enrolled:Western Nebraska College
Home Town, State: Mitchell, NE

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I really liked that the MMA campus was in downtown Woodstock and not rurally located. Cadets are recognized by citizens because of uniforms. We learned the importance of giving back to the communities in which we live by the philosophy of "Not For Ourselves Alone" The classes are small and all the teachers knew us by name and also had the opportunity to know our personalities and interests.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I gained a sense of independence that set me up for success when I moved out into the world and college. Being at MMA helped me learn conflict resolution and how to get along well with others in work environments and social endeavors.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would not have done anything differently. I encourage everyone to enjoy the experience, get as much out of it as possible and work towards your future success.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the friendships formed and the sense of family while experiencing independence. I love the bonds created at MMA that have lasted a lifetime. The shared experience helps to create those lifelong bonds that aren't experienced anywhere else. Throughout my journey at MMA, I also learned valuable life lessons that have served me well throughout my life and have helped me navigate life's journey successfully.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Trust and lean on your peers and leaders to provide guidance.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academic program at MMA was built on small class sizes, individual teaching/learning, and sometimes customized curriculum and pace. Teachers often made themselves available for additional instruction after class and on Saturday.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the team activities and the Corps drill and PT

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked that the students could choose an area of interest or talent to share with their peers. Teachers encouraged student engagement in some area.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
MMA had a large band and two trumpet players that took turns playing Reveille and Taps each day. I liked that we were able to choose and participate in group activities.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the sense of family that was created by our Dorm Mother. Each of us had responsibilities and chores that taught us to live comfortably and respectfully together.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I loved the Mess Hall. Our dining staff went out of their way to provide many options, accommodate many diets and make sure that we always had plenty of good food.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Woodstock is a terrific community to be a part of and because of the Academy?s location, it?s easy for students to navigate. The town has all the necessary conveniences that students need to enhance their campus life. Amenities include: restaurants, movie theatre, convenience stores, grocery, etc....
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved living in a group/family environment. You always have friends around, people to talk to, things to share and someone to do things with.

Daily Schedule:

7:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AMClasses
12:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMClasses
3:30 PMDrill/Team Sports
5:30 PMDinner
8:00 PMStudy Time
10:00 PMLights out
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMDorm Inspections
12:00 AMLunch
1:00 PMFree time
Read more details about Massanutten Military Academy on their 2021-22 profile page.

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