Applicants must be boys either currently in or entering 6th-12th grades. Applicants must be academically capable of participating in a college preparatory curriculum, physically capable of participating in marching and military activities, and amenable to the disciplined life inherent in the military model of education.
The non-refundable $100 application fee must be paid once an application has been submitted. However, the application fee is waived if the applicant attends one of our public events such as a Parent Mixer, Local Area Meet & Greet, Campus Open House, or Campus Tour.
We evaluate applications independently one from another and case-by-case, so some may require more documentation than others. Every application, however, will require the basic five documents: three letters of recommendation (Principal or Counselor, English Teacher, and Math Teacher), a discipline report, and a copy of his Transcripts. Once an application has been submitted, the documents become available and families can send the requests directly to their current school from our website. Your admissions counselor will alert you to any further supplemental documentation required to complete your application.
When there is still space available in the Corps, Riverside offers a rolling admissions policy. Given the large number of applications that we receive for Fall each year, we encourage families considering fall enrollment to submit an application as early as possible.
The time can vary from applicant to applicant, usually due to the differences in responsiveness at different schools. However, once we receive all supporting documents and the application is complete, we usually have a decision in less than 72 hours. The Admissions Staff is here to help you through the process. We will work with you every step of the way, and keep you informed of how things are progressing.
A school with exceptional facilities and staff who are committed to the success of students. Young men, either looking for a better school, underperforming, or needing a different peer group, can benefit from RMA's structure. Our family appreciates the emphasis on character, personal responsibility, and academics.
I have two boys at RMA, one who needed it, and one who wanted it after witnessing the successes of his older brother. They are now straight A students with increased self-esteem, and positive outlook on college and their future. I know more about what is going on with them living 4+ hours away than I did when they were living under the same roof, and going to school two miles up the road. Not only are they being taught normal subject matter, but accountability, responsibility, and integrity. This school is developing boys into men that are ready, willing, and most of all, able to step out in the world.
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Riverside. Our son is extremely gifted, but lost all motivation in the public school setting. We have seen a huge turn around. He enjoys learning again. He is motivated, excited, and his self-confidence is through the roof. It has been the toughest, yet best decision our familiy has ever made.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 reads:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Riverside Military Academy complies with Title IX.