In 1917, headmaster Howard J. Benchoff introduced military drill as a "new feature" because he believed the "drills develop brawn and coordinate the activities of mind and muscle." Today these principles still add value to your education!
At Massanutten Military Academy, we celebrate our military traditions on a daily basis. As a cadet, you will experience:
- Wearing a cadet uniform
- Following a disciplined daily schedule
- Keeping a neat and orderly room
- Living in a "company" structure
- Being accountable at all formations
- Becoming a leader by learning to follow within the chain of command
- Exercising manners at all times
- Participating in parades and other performances as a corps of cadets
As you develop your leadership skills and have proven your ability to lead, organize, and guide others, you will attain rank and responsibility. Being a cadet means you will receive an education that includes developing self-discipline as well as the ability to communicate with, guide, and mentor your peers. These qualities will serve you for success throughout your life.