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In-Person or Online Education: Which is Better?

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Over the past couple of years, the spotlight on online education has prompted serious discussions about its efficacy compared to in-person teaching. After all, every learning institution—from military boarding schools to state colleges—used it during the pandemic. Yet online education receives mixed feelings from educators and students alike. Does it provide an outstanding education? Do…

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How Leadership Opportunities Encourage Cadets to Strive for Success

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While leadership is natural for only some of us, its practice has something to offer all of us. Such a role teaches people how to lead themselves and others; thus, everyone benefits from trying it early in life. Leadership roles bolster high achievement, encourage self-motivation, and instill respect for authority. Students who attend a military…

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What Extracurricular Activities Look Good on a College Application?

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While high school extracurricular activities offer fun and social involvement, they also help young men and women develop and stand out on college applications. Leveraging extracurriculars to create a positive impression is less about choosing the “right” activities but rather pursuing those that demonstrate passion, commitment, leadership, and selflessness. Attending a renowned military boarding school…

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Should Your Child Begin at Massanutten in the Middle of the Year?

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We understand how starting at a new school in the middle of the year could alarm parents and students alike. However, a military boarding school offers a great alternative to a traditional school setting. Attending such an institution comes with many advantages, including a learner-centered education, a structured curriculum and mentorship, high-quality curriculum and activities,…

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Diversity at Massanutten Military Academy

Many things set Massanutten Military Academy apart from other schools, from discipline to education. One unique factor that Massanutten can offer your child is the aspect of diversity. While many schools claim they are “diverse”, MMA stands by that declaration. A Culturally Diverse Learning Environment MMA hails students from around the country, and the world.…

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Cadet Tao Tingjia is Breaking the Stereotype about Females in STEM

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As a new generation of young people prepare for college or enter into the workforce, one thing is becoming apparent, there is a need for an understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. Historically this has been an area dominated by males but don’t tell that to Tao Tingjia. Tao is a current…

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MMA Middle School Program

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MMA’s Middle School Program is full of exciting opportunities for our young cadets. The program specializes in grades 6-8 and allows cadets to have a wide range of academic and cadet life experiences. The middle school academic program consists of art, band, English, foreign language, leadership, mathematics, physical education, science, and STEM. Cadets have a…

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Why Military School?

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There is a common misconception about military school. It is not a boot camp. It is not a detention center for students unable to make it in public school. It is not preparation for a career in the military. In actuality, military school is the same as any other school, but it is better. It…

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Massanutten Military Academy Travels to the Dominican Republic

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Massanutten Military Academy continues to expand in international education. This week, Dr. Skipper, Mike Campbell and Erna Beentjes are in the Dominican Republic to meet with parents of future cadets and the press. The results are already positive and we look forward to expanding our MMA family. Read more on the first two days… Day…

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How MMA Uses Adaptive Techniques to Help Students Learn

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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. As generations evolve, so does the manner in which the students learn. That fact has never been more evident than in today’s cadets. Generation…

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