Meet MMA Head of School

Note from Kim Elshafie-Layman, Head of School

Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Massanutten Military Academy! I look forward to meeting and working with you and your student.
As you may already know, Massanutten Military Academy is an international school with cadets from 23 states and 11 countries from around the world. Our diversity and global mindedness make our Corps of Cadets unique and our shared experiences special.
One thing that makes us stand out from the rest is our cadet experience with our supportive faculty and staff. We focus on all aspects of being a cadet: academics, cadet life, and athletics.
Our cadets enjoy a wide range of academics courses including core classes, AP, dual-enrollment, fine arts, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Cadet life encompasses all activity outside of academics and athletics. The focus of cadet life is to teach cadets the skills needed to harmoniously live and work with others through collaboration. Massanutten fosters a family environment amongst the Corps of Cadets and the MMA faculty and staff. 
All cadets participate in sports each season. We firmly believe athletics allows our cadets to become leaders and teammates. The cadets build camaraderie and learn how to work together with one common goal- putting forth your best effort each and every time you play.
At MMA, we embrace experiential learning for all cadets. Faculty members strive to provide hands-on opportunities, exciting real-world activities, and relevant field trips to create an environment of critical thinking and reflection.
If your child is not currently enrolled at MMA, please schedule a campus tour. You will love what you see! Our admissions team contact information is 540-459-2167 Option 1 or admissions@militaryschool.com. They are happy to assist you with your needs.
Kim Elshafie Layman
    • Kim Elshafie-Layman and female cadets

You know your child can do more but is not getting the attention needed in their current environment to reach their full potential. We know that choosing the right school for your child can be difficult because each child is so unique. We believe students should experience school as it should be, a place where children are educated in an environment that leads them to thrive and encourages their maximum potential.
Massanutten Military Academy is a co-educational, non-profit military boarding and day school in Virginia for students in 8th-12th grades with post graduate studies. We welcome all faiths and live by our motto: Non Nobis Solum (Not For Ourselves Alone).

Massanutten Military Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
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