Riverside Military Academy

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Founded in 1907, Riverside Military Academy (RMA) offers 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.# Riverside”s 2010-11 Corps of Cadets consists of over 380 cadets from 15 countries.

RMA is first and foremost a college preparatory school. We offer high quality academics in a structured environment designed to meet the needs of boys in grades 7-12. The military setting adds structure, responsibility, accountability and yes, consequences when necessary. All contribute to a well-rounded young man. This environment works for those who have historically underachieved, who simply have not been able to manage their time, and who tend to procrastinate in every endeavor. The rigorous days at RMA are filled with academics, military activities, social activities, and athletics. Thus, there is little time for non-productive activities.

Over 70% of our faculty hold advanced degrees and encourage our cadets to develop the daily habits essential for success at home and in the workplace.# These habits include organizational skills, time management, and the ability to manage stress through preparation and exercise.# Cadets of Riverside Military Academy benefit from a small class size and a 14:1 student teacher ratio.# Our entire educational program centers around the way young men learn best.

Because Riverside believes that there is a strong connection between physical and mental development, extra-curricular activities, field trips, and outdoor activities play an important role in the daily lives of our cadets.# The RMA program takes full advantage of its 206-acre campus, athletic facilities, and proximity to Lake Lanier which is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Riverside”s college center assists cadets in preparing for and placing their college applications each year. The graduating class of 2011 consisted of 51 cadets who were admitted to over 80 universities including the U.S. Military Academy “West Point, and received over $2,000,000 in scholarships.

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 Military Academy holds dual accreditation in SACS and SAIS.# Located in Gainesville, Georgia, just one hour north of Atlanta”s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Riverside is easily accessible to cadets and their families from around the world. In addition, RMA offers shuttle service to and from the airport for our cadets.

Riverside Military Academy”s comprehensive program of rigorous academics, athletics and leadership development sets the stage for a lifetime of success.# We invite you to learn more about Riverside Military Academy by visiting our web site at or call our admissions office at 800.462.2338.