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Riverside Military Academy, est. 1907 in Gainesville, GA, is a premier college preparatory school following a military structure. We help young men reach their true potential!
Serving boarding and day cadets in grades 7-12, Riverside's distinctive educational environment provides young men with the motivation, confidence, and skills to succeed with each new challenge. Cadets take full advantage of Riverside's first-class athletic facilities, fine arts programs, and all the benefits of our beautiful 206 acre campus on the shores of Lake Lanier. Our diverse Corps of Cadets consists of more than 450 young men from 22 countries. Each year, our graduating class earns millions of dollars in collegiate scholarships to prestigious universities around the world!
What makes Riverside Military Academy special?
Riverside's vision is to be the gold standard for military college preparatory school education in America. Our mission is to prepare ethical young men of character for success through the provision of a rigorous academic program, leadership development, competitive athletics, extensive co-curricular activities, and the structure of a military model of education.
During these critical formative years when a young man's character, confidence, and work ethic are forever shaped, we provide the foundation neeeded to help him flourish. Cadets grow from impressionable boys into mature, confident leaders. The military structure enhances our overall educational experience by teaching personal and organizational responsibility, time management, and the value of collaboration. Review Riverside Military Academy's complete Mission Statement.
Plan your visit to Riverside where you will meet current cadets, parents, and faculty. The Academy is located just one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. View our Admissions Event Calendar for a complete listing of admissions events, and take a Virtual Tour now.