Riverside Military Academy

2001 Riverside Drive,
Gainesville, GA, 30501-0305
Tel: (800)462-2338
Riverside Military Academy is one of the nation's premier college preparatory schools for young men in grades 7-12.
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.  Our cadets represent 22 states and 25 countries.   The Academy is located one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  For more information, please call 800.462.2338 or visit http://www.riversidemilitary.com/admissions

School Overview

School Type Military School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Association of Military Colleges and Schools
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported English as a Second Language
Year Founded 1907

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 48%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 64%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History, World History  
Average SAT score 1456
Average ACT score 20
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,200
Tuition Notes Boarding tuition is $32,200; day tuition is $19,325. International cadet tuition is $36,300.
% on Financial Aid 10%
Acceptance Rate 88%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director James Corbin


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Bowl Team, Aviation Program, Band, Boy Scouts, Chorus, Color Guard, Community Involvement, Debate Team, Drama, Drill Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Honor Council, Horton Society (service club), International Club, JETS-TSA Club, Jewish Students Association, Korean Fellowship Club, Library Forum, Multimedia Club, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring Association, Raider Team, Robotics Club, Science National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Yearbook Band, Boy Scouts, Chorus, Color Guard, Debate Team, Drama, Drill Team, Honor Council, JETS-TSA Club, Library Forum, Raider Team, Robotics Club, Yearbook, Academic Bowl Team,
Aviation Program,
Community Involvement,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Horton Society (service club),
International Club,
Jewish Students Association,
Korean Fellowship Club,
Multimedia Club,
National Honor Society,
Peer Tutoring Association,
Science National Honor Society,
Tri-M Music Honor Society,

School Notes:

  • Established in 1907, Riverside Military Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school for young men in grades 7-12. The Academy offers a positive, challenging, and structured environment that stresses hard work in the classroom and on the athletic field. We promote leadership development through military activities. RMA is an Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction. A student/teacher ratio of 14:1 provides each cadet with individual attention that enables success. Riverside also offers a four week summer school program. The school's 206 acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of Atlanta in Gainesville, Ga.  

  • Profile last updated: 08/07/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lakeview Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lakeview Academy (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lakeview Academy (1.6 miles away)
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