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    Riverside Prep

    Riverside Prep


    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day, Residential
    • Type: Private, Military
    • Grades Offered: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Country: United States
    • Affiliation: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
    • CEEB: 111405
    • IPED: 296652
    • Application Fee: $100
    • Tuition Boarding: $53,300
    • Tuition Day: $17,950
    • Enrollment: 530
    • Percent Boarding: 96
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans
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    Riverside Prep (formerly known as Riverside Military Academy) is a private, day & boarding, college-prep military school in Gainesville, GA serving young men in grades 6-12. We offer a traditional, American-style education where personal values, honor, and love of country still matter. Riverside is not owned or operated by any particular religious denomination, but supports the spiritual and educational goals of all families. 

    Upon graduation, a Riverside cadet has experienced the challenges of the military model of education and is completely prepared for the rigors of college. He is poised, polite, and confident in any social environment. Riverside cadets stand tall, offer a firm handshake, respect authority, and display a level of confidence that parents may not have observed previously.

    Riverside's small classes, individualized attention and frequent accountability are a proven formula for success. We support boys who need structure, new learning tools, and freedom from distractions to be successful, as well as boys who are ready to tackle rigorous college prep and college-level courses.

    Riverside provides a learning environment that helps students succeed. Our academic day is very structured. Our expectations of our students are very high. Here, in an environment of great support, and few distractions, cadets are able to concentrate on the work at hand, and meet their full academic potential.

    Riverside Military Academy's JROTC program is affiliated with the U.S. Army. All cadets in grades 9-12 are required to participate in the JROTC program. Riverside Military Academy's JROTC has earned the top honor of Honor Unit of Distinction for over 80 years.

    As a HUD school, RMA can recommend up to 5 students to any of the military academies for the upcoming school year.

    RMA provides an overall competitive athletic department with all of our sports. We currently offer 13 varsity level sports. In addition, we offer a variety of Intramural sports and over 20 extra-curricular organizations that cadets can participate in.

    Because most students at Riverside reside on campus, the cadet experience transcends the classroom to reach into all areas of cadet life. Cadets from diverse geographic, ethnic and social backgrounds live, study, and play together and share experiences that facilitate an enduring bond that connects them to their classmates and with over 6,000 Riverside alumni around the world.

    Riverside Military Academy holds dual accreditation in SACS and SAIS. Our comprehensive program of rigorous academics, athletics and leadership development sets the stage for a lifetime of success.

    Riverside Military Academy is located just one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and offers shuttle service for our cadets to and from the airport.

    We invite you to visit us today to see why we are one of the nation's premier, college-preparatory academies for young men.