The mission of New York Military Academy is to develop our cadets in mind, body and character to prepare them for further education and to be effective leaders and responsible citizens.
Inherent in our mission are the four pillars of success: Academics, Athletics, Character, and Leadership.
ACADEMICS: Developing A Desire For Knowledge. Every cadet is prepared for college with a program that is individually tailored. Qualified, conscientious teachers and small classes offer opportunities and success stories that make the NYMA educational experience so sought after and valued.
ATHLETICS: Instilling A Lifelong Appreciation For Wellness. Physical fitness dovetails with developing a cadet's mind and all cadets must participate in sports throughout the school year. The academy offers varsity, junior varsity and modified athletic teams that compete in soccer, football, cross country, fencing, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, drill, rifle and Raiders.
CHARACTER: Doing The Right Thing. Developing good citizens requires developing the essentials of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. NYMA's honor code, "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do," constantly reinforces the character lessons taught every day, in and outside the classroom.
LEADERSHIP: Real Life Leadership Lab.Developing future leaders is one of the unique aspects of the New York Military Academy experience. Self-discipline, leadership, and citizenship are integrated into daily life for the Corps of Cadet. As cadets move up in rank, they are given increasing levels of responsibility in supervising, leading and instructing subordinates.