Welcome to the Massanutten Military Academy Admissions Department! The Admissions Team works diligently to ensure the admissions process is easy and offers you and your student a smooth transition into the Massanutten Corp of Cadets. MMA offers rolling enrollment which means you can enroll at Massanutten at any time throughout the academic year. Massanutten provides the highest level in scholastic achievement for students in a structured environment that teaches them about leadership, teamwork, responsibility, character, and athletics. Ranging from fifth grade to post-graduate work, the Corp of Cadets is represented by over 25 states in the United States and five continents.
In addition to traditional middle and high school studies, we also offer classes in:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Science Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
- International Baccalaureate® Career-related Programme (IBCP)
Massanutten has a long-standing tradition and reputation in preparing cadets for their next steps in academics, leadership, personal growth, and athletics.
We are pleased to announce a new program to assist families with the cost of tuition. The Massanutten rebate program is available to all families. Families can participate in the rebate program by referring new cadets to enroll at MMA. For each new cadet that enrolls without financial assistance, you will receive up to $4,000 for referring a new student!
Start a conversation with an Admission Team member today!
To contact an Admissions Team Member:
Director of Admissions, Ron Romanowicz
Admissions Recruiter, Justin Elshafie: 540-664-6175
Email: [email protected]
Meet The Admissions Team
Emalou joined MMA in the Admissions department in December 2013. She is a native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. Emalou has served as a mentor to youth over the years serving as a member of Boy Scout Troop 334 and as a Big Sister while working at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County for six years. Emalou is a mother of two grown adult children Seth and Abi with her daughter currently attending GMU.
Emalou enjoys working at MMA as part of the staff and faculty team helping to provide opportunities and success for students that are not getting the same opportunities and success at large public schools and other academic settings. She considers it an honor to serve MMA cadets through the progression of their academic career and to see them mature with confidence in themselves.
Justin Elshafie is a Recruiter and Retention Manager who works with current and prospective families to help decide their educational needs.
Justin, being an alumnus of the Academy, believes that all teenage students need the structure that Massanutten provides. He knows how important the regimented daily life can be for your child’s future, and the three pillars of the Academy support your child’s success- military, sports and academics. All three pillars are important aspects of a cadet’s daily life.
Justin is also the assistant athletic director, head baseball coach, and an assistant football coach, so his interaction with the cadets does not stop once they are enrolled at Massanutten.
Justin’s prior position was that of Senior Male TAC in which he worked with the cadets as a mentor and coach.
With Justin’s firsthand experience of being a graduate, alumnus and employee make him a huge asset to our admissions team.
Justin’s philosophy on and off the field with cadets is that in order to succeed in life and school you must dedicate your life to getting 1% better each and every day in all aspects of life.
Justin lives with his wife Tristin Elshafie, also an alumnus of the Academy, and his adorable daughter Mila in Toms Brook, Virginia.