Riverside Military Academy, established in 1907, 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.
Riverside Military Academy, established in 1907, is an all boys 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. The curriculum, structure, and activities are designed around the way boys learn. A student/teacher ratio of 14:1 provides each cadet with individual attention that enables success in the classroom and in life. Riverside promotes the growth of leadership skills and character development. The Academy has been recognized as an Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 80 years.
Riverside also offers a four week summer school program (S.O.A.R.) which includes an enhanced focus on ESL and cultural immersion opportunities. The school's beautiful 206 acre campus in Gainesville, Georgia is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Academy is just one hour north of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Please visit www.riversidemilitary.com/admissions or call 1.877.MY.CADET for more information.
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Riverside Military Academy is the Best school in the USA! My son, who is attending Riverside for the second year, loves it! He was recently nominated in the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence! Riverside truly knows how to encourage boys in successes, with 100 years of traditions and new day's technology. I highly recommended Riverside as the best option School for Boys! A proud mother.
Having attended Riverside Military Academy prepared me for life in a way few schools then (1970s) could possibly have done. I attended 4 years, and graduated in the top 10% of my Class in 1980, and went on to be commissioned into the US Army Reserve at age 20. I completed a Master's degree and retired from the service 7 years ago as a field grade officer. Without Riverside, the likelihood of either of these two accomplishments would be unlikely at best. My RMA experience was 31 years ago, and many of the fine instructors and leaders I knew are retired, or gone now. COL Jim Benson, (who is the school President now) since 2009, has led a rebirth of what I believe is the finest college prep schools in our nation. Students from Riverside are sculpted into fine young men or exemplary character and responsibility. And most go onto a university experience, [many] on partial or full academic or sports scholarships. Very few schools or universities can prepare your son for life the way RMA can.
My son attended RMA from 7th through 12th grade and our family is thrilled with the results! The TAC Officers, instructors and administration were amazingly interested in the success of our son. There were some hard lessons learned over the years but those lessons were some that most people either never learn or don't until much later in life. You and your son will get out of RMA what you put into RMA. If your son is open minded and willing to learn, he will go far! It takes a tough young man to attend RMA but it takes a tough parent as well. If your son gets accepted at RMA, allow them to do their job. Your son is in a safe place and learning lessons he will not get elsewhere. My son is a young man that is confident and polite. He looks you in the eye when you speak to him. He doesn't place value in social media and gaming because he wasn't exposed to it to the degree that his counterparts had been therefore he is productive and now attends a military college in SC. We are excited about his future because of his past at RMA.
After a dreadful freshman year in public school my son, who is extremely bright but was lacking in organization and motivation, told us that he would get a GED. That was not acceptable to us, neither was hearing him blame others for his lack of achievement and follow-through. We'd saved for his college education since he was born, indications were we wouldn't need the saved college money as he would have trouble graduating from high school. We took the difficult step of enrolling him at RMA (after visiting and researching other military schools). He emerged from his first year there with an A average and an understanding that he CAN be a good student and that HE is responsible for the success he has achieved at RMA and will have in life. He's planning for college now (and being contacted by colleges interested in him!) and having opportunities that he couldn't have imagined while at his former school. RMA is big enough to offer a broad range of classes and extracurriculars. The staff is exceptional. He was excited to go back for his second year…we wish we had done RMA sooner (9th grade) rather than optimistically waiting for him to succeed at his former school.