Dear RMA Family,
Riverside Military Academy has been transforming lives on the same 206 acres in Gainesville, Georgia, since 1907. This historical context speaks to me as the President because I believe that the longevity of this single mission remains a strong indicator of continued success.
Why is Riverside still changing lives after all these years?
Because, most importantly, Riverside Military has not wavered from a military model of leadership that develops the leadership skills of each middle school and high school student enabling them to achieve their full potential. Its facilities are unmatched by peer institutions, and the faculty and staff have an impressive level of passion for the mission of educating and developing young leaders. Additionally, a sizeable endowment, and the steady, visionary leadership of the RMA Board of Trustees keep this Academy steady.
More than ever, young men need to be challenged and inspired, not distracted by social media or video games. They need to be inspired to make their beds, climb mountains, do their homework, and learn to lead rather than be part of a crowd. They often secretly crave this rigor and accountability.
Here are a few words from an RMA parent this last year that attest to the value of RMA:
“My wife and I are extremely grateful for Riverside. The fact that it provides the left and right barriers needed to see our son through a high school education is priceless as in the end it will give him the foundation to succeed in life. The ‘village’ approach that RMA offers with the mentorship and oversight of so many staff, faculty, and TACs allows us to sleep at night because we know he has loving adults looking out for him and his health.”
Riverside Military Academy is not a perfect school, and it’s not a fit for every young man, but it might be the right place for your son. You won’t know whether RMA meets your son’s needs until you call or visit, and I urge you to call to schedule a visit today. After more than a century, we’re still in the business of changing lives.
Stanley C. "Staś" Preczewski
COL(R), USA, Ph.D.