Summer break is officially halfway over and that means fall enrollment is right around the corner. While you may be unsure of whether a military academy is the right place for your child, a school like Massanutten Military Academy could easily be the perfect fit. Here are three things parents like you should know when considering MMA:
- We offer superior academic programs.
Our faculty and staff find pride in offering cadets from around the globe a rigorous academic programs that will help them beyond their time at MMA. Cadets looking to expand their knowledge with the sciences will find our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program beneficial. International students who want to improve their English skills in reading, writing and speaking will benefit immensely from our elite ESL program. Additionally, students who could use extra time before venturing off to college, or those who would like to improve their grades before applying to a four-year university should consider our Post-Graduate program. Whichever path best suits your child, their success is our proudest achievement which is why we are incredibly proud of our impressive scholarship record, with cadets earning an average of $90k in scholarship funds.
- Diversity is abundant.
At Massanutten, we strive to cultivate a diverse campus culture. This allows students from both the US and abroad to be exposed to new experiences, helping them grow into well-rounded individuals. As one of only 16 co-ed military schools in the United States, female cadets have equal opportunities to thrive and develop leadership skills. As a part of enriching our campus, we provide unique programs for international students (https://www.militaryschool.com/page/about-us/international-students). Our “long grey line” stretches from Woodstock, VA on to China, Egypt, Australia and beyond. We also provide a unique experience for Native American students seeking structure and academic success.
- Tradition and structure are at the center of our curriculum.
As a military academy, we instill traditional values and a defined regimen into the daily lives of cadets. By participating in our programs such as JROTC and the Raiders, led by Sgt. Kurtz, cadets receive leadership training and practices of discipline that they will carry for the rest of their lives. Recently, our cadets were awarded the Mega Hooah award and recognized as one of the Top 8 academic JROTC programs while participating in the annual JLAB competition.
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