Why Massanutten Military Academy?
Massanutten Military Academy has a long tradition of helping students reach their full potential. Our holistic approach to education not only helps your student to excel academically, but to grow as well-rounded human beings. We focus on character development, leadership, and service to help your student develop to their fullest potential. As part of the MMA curriculum, all high school cadets are enrolled into the Army JROTC program. Utilizing the resources and structure of this program, we are able to provide leadership skills that will last a lifetime. The Army JROTC program mission is “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens”.
Massanutten Military Academy’s mission is to prepare cadets for their success by delivering structure and a superior educational experience.
Our unique approach involves an environment built on collaboration, critical thinking, and innovation. Together, we value cultural diversity and international mindedness as we prepare students to become tomorrow’s global citizens.
Non Nobis Solum
"Not for Ourselves Alone"
Massanutten Military Academy is an International Baccalaureate Career Program school (IBCP) and also offers a full STEM Curriculum, Honors Courses, and AP Courses, as well as Dual Enrollment Courses offered through Lord Fairfax Community College. Average class size at MMA is 10 Cadets.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We consistently evaluate what we do in all aspects of our school community to ensure we demonstrate our beliefs in what we teach, how we teach, and how we communicate with students, parents, alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and the community.
Our motto, “Non Nobis Solum” or Not for Our Selves Alone, is the driving force and center of the Academy. All members of the Massanutten Family believe service to others is key to creating an environment of camaraderie and respect for all regardless of race, age, gender identity, ethnicity, family composition, ability, religion and socio-economic status. Massanutten Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Statement
Guaranteed Admissions Agreements
Massanutten Military Academy has Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with:
- Bridgewater College
- Elmhurst College
- Emory & Henry College
- Georgia Military College
- Longwood University
- Norwich University
- Susquehanna University
- Sweet Briar College
- Widener University
If a graduate of Massanutten meets the requirements set forth by these institutions, their admission is guaranteed and, in the case of Susquehanna University, a significant tuition reduction is earned.
Why a Military School?
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 provides students with much needed discipline and structure. It allows students to grow into the best people they can be. Military schools teach students how to become good citizens and leaders. They are taught the skills needed to thrive and excel in academics, athletics, and cadet life.
When a parent is looking for a private school that offers an education above and beyond that of public school, military schools are often overlooked. But, if parents delve deeper into what is offered at a military school, they will find challenging curriculum, dedication to sports and cadet development, and opportunities for leadership. The offerings are plentiful.
Classroom sizes are relatively small, often with a student to teacher ratio of 10:1 or less. At Massanutten Military Academy, academics don’t end with just the traditional core courses. At MMA, every student is in one of four STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) tracks. Every student also takes a Leadership course. High School students take Army JROTC while middle schoolers take a JROTC developed leadership course. MMA also offers electives such as art, band and drama.
There is also the bonds of friendship and camaraderie that are formed. Nothing brings students closer together than the shared experiences of teamwork, overcoming challenges, and the sharing of a common belief in the school and one another.
If you are thinking about sending your student to a private school, strongly consider looking into a military school. The sense of pride and accomplishment will remain with your student for a lifetime.
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