Oak Ridge Military Academy

Oak Ridge Military Academy is a college preparatory school for rising 7th - 12th-grade students.
Our Corps of Cadets is made up of young men and women who come from all over the world to receive an education different from most mainstream schools.
At Oak Ridge, our mission is to develop well-rounded young men and women who are equipped to succeed in college and have the self-discipline, integrity, and leadership skills necessary to reach their full potential in life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1852
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$4,500
Summer Program Cost NotesAdventure Camp Boarding $2,500 Adventure Camp Day Camper $1,400 Academic Summer Camp Boarding $4,500, Academic Summer camp Day Student $2,400
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students117 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Oak Ridge Military Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,600
Tuition Notes7 Day Boarding $34,600, 5 Day Boarding $26,900, Day Student $18,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMajor Robert Forde
Admissions AssociateNathan Freeman


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Flag Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDrill Team,
Flag FootballGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Aeronautics, Cyber Security

School Notes

  • Oak Ridge Military Academy, A Unique Learning Community
  • Oldest Pre-College Military School in the United States
  • Official Military School of North Carolina 
  • Individualized Curriculum 
  • Supervised Study hall & Help Classes
  • 6:1 to 12:1 Student to Teacher Ratio
  • Dual Enrollment Opportunities
  • 100% College Acceptance
  • Sports & Clubs Year Round
  • Service Learning Projects
  • JROTC - the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Oak Ridge Military Academy provides Cadets the structure and consistency to be self-disciplined. We offer hands-on learning experiences, small class sizes, and character-building instruction. Our educators, mentors, and role models believe our goal is to help Cadets achieve, and in doing so, to see beyond being successful in life to being significant.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
To me, Oak Ridge Military Academy is an academy with almost a magical feel. The Faculty, Staff, and Administration are the best that you will ever find. It focuses on the personal development of each cadet that steps foot on campus. It certainly changed my life and molded me into the man that I am today. It did the same for my brother, as well. I could not recommend Oak Ridge Military Academy enough!
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It's truly an honor for my wife and I to work at such a historic institution. The campus itself is so impressive, there are so many caring faculty/staff members, and the cadets have truly captured our hearts. These cadets have the potential to do so many great things, and I hope that they'll look back on their time here as a precious and sacred time. Oak Ridge Military Academy is a special place, and it is my hope that the cadets, the community, and the country will "rise up and call her blessed" for producing leaders of such character.
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Oak Ridge Military Academy made a priceless impact on my son's trajectory in life. The staff truly care for these students, giving them personalized attention and holding them to accountability. Two years at the academy gave my son confidence in his capabilities; it equipped him to move forward in life with a skill set and attributes for future success.
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"Oak Ridge Military Academy is an outstanding institution! The strength of the military and academic programs is useful in helping cadets reach their goals."
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"One of the best gifts Steve and I gave our daughter was sending her to Oak Ridge. She experienced life in a way most people will never experience it and she is so much stronger for that. She learned about respecting authority, respecting others, and more importantly respecting herself."
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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $8,547 for elementary schools and $10,438 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).