Riverside Military Academy

  • Riverside Military Academy, est. in 1907, is one of the nation's premier college preparatory schools for young men in grades 7-12.
  • Riverside serves 500+ cadets from 22 countries. 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 30 states and 22 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedEnglish as a Second Language
Year Founded1907
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History, World History
Average ACT score20
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$36,235
Tuition NotesBoarding tuition is $36,235; day tuition is $16,225. International cadet tuition is $41,585.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJames Corbin
Endowment Size$40 million


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, 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.32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Academic Bowl Team, Aviation Program, Band, Boy Scouts, Chorus, Color Guard, Community Involvement, Debate Team, Drama, Drill Team, Honor Council, Horton Society (service club), International Club, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring Association, Raider Team, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fencing Club, Golf Club, JETS-TSA Club, Jewish Students Association, Library Forum, National History Club, Red Cross Club, Russian Club, Science National Honor Society, Technology Club, Tennis Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fishing Club, Sailing Club

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 12:1 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.
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  • Savannah
    Benedictine Military School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 304 students
    225.4 miles
    6502 Seawright Dr
    Savannah, GA 31406
    (912) 644-7000
    225.4 9-12
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 6-12 | 149 students
    36.2 miles
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30350
    (770) 394-8177
    36.2 6-12
  • Brunswick
    Grades: PK-12 | 79 students
    253.9 miles
    1010 Old Jesup Rd
    Brunswick, GA 31520
    (912) 265-9647
    253.9 PK-12
  • Marietta
    Grades: 6-12 | 166 students
    54.8 miles
    4607 Burnt Hickory Road
    Marietta, GA 30064
    (770) 420-2153
    54.8 6-12
  • Vidalia
    Paul Anderson High School
    All-boys (Christian)
    Grades: 10-12 | 14 students
    167.5 miles
    1603 Mcitosh St
    Vidalia, GA 30474
    (912) 537-7237
    167.5 10-12

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