Wentworth Military Academy & College

1880 Washington Ave
Lexington, MO 64067-0640
Tel: (660)259-2221
Grades: 9-12 | 120 students
Wentworth Military Academy, established in 1880, provides quality education to young men and women to prepare them to achieve the highest levels of education they desire; and to develop leadership, character, integrity, self-esteem, and physical well-being within the disciplined environment of the Corps of Cadets.
The Wentworth Military Academy's program is designed to produce mature young men and women who are self-motivated, well-educated, highly principled, self-confident, respectful of others and loyal to family and country. 

School Overview

School Type Military School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Military Colleges and Schools
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1880

Student Body

Total Students 120 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 8 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $34,500
Tuition Notes Cost includes room and board, uniforms, computer, textbooks, and additional fees
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rick Cottrell
Admissions Associate Dillon Harp


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Choir, Community Service, Drill Team, Honor Guard, JROTC, Marksmanship and Riflery, National Honor Society, Paintball, ROTC Raiders, Swimming Band, Choir, Drill Team, Honor Guard, JROTC, Paintball, ROTC Raiders, Swimming, Community Service,
Marksmanship and Riflery,
National Honor Society,

School Notes:

  • Wentworth’s class sizes are small, ranging from 8 to 12 students per class with an average student teacher ratio of 10:1. All of our teachers know all of our students and at Wentworth there is no “back of the room”. Students must sit up in ways they never have before.
  • As a military school, we bring the same structured approach to academics as we do to all aspects of cadet life. Students have 7 classes per day and for those who need extra help with homework, we have a 2-hour faculty supervised study period for them.
  • Wentworth’s curriculum ensures that each graduate will be prepared for college and beyond in whichever field of study he or she chooses. We emphasize the foundational reading, writing, and math skills required for academic success both at high school, college, and beyond. Wentworth reinforces these core skills in each discipline taught in the school, whether it be literature, history, languages, advanced math or science.

Profile last updated: 09/15/2015

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The nearest high school is Summit Christian Academy (21.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immanuel Lutheran School (11.3 miles away)
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