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Who We Are

Missouri Military Academy is a college preparatory boarding school that has readied young men for college and life since 1889. We deliver a 360˚ Education that molds boys into college-ready young men by focusing on five essential elements: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development and Leadership.
 Our mission is to empower young men to unlock their potential through a structured program of academic excellence, character, social development and leadership training. We offer boarding and day programs for boys in grades 7-12, with an additional postgraduate Gap Year program that allows students to earn college credit.

Missouri Military Academy operates four distinct yet closely linked programs: the high school, for young men in grades 9-12; a middle school for boys in grades 7-8; a summer program that offers camps for boys ages 8-17; and a for-credit summer academy for students in grades 7-12.

All of our programs exist to motivate students to reach their full potential, build self-confidence and develop academic and life skills that will lead to success in college and beyond.


Program Highlights
Duke of Edinburgh's International Award: Missouri Military Academy is the first educational organization in Missouri to offer the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the world's leading youth achievement award. Cadets can earn bronze, silver and gold medals for which they achieve levels of recognition from their peers and Missouri leaders. 

College Placement: Every Missouri Military Academy student is put on a track that will prepare him for the college that is right for him, and we boast 100% college acceptance every year. Our College Placement office employs a full-time staff member to help students along their path to success. Read about our process and some of the colleges that our graduates have attended on our College Placement page.


Global Focus: We are proud of our international reach, enrolling students from more than a dozen countries. This rich cultural environment provides a global education like none other, with students living and learning next to boys from around the world. Additionally, we encourage young men to see the world via our annual educational tours to places like New Zealand, China, Russia, Peru, and Italy.


Our Location: MMA is located on 288 acres in Mexico, Missouri, a community of approximately 11,000 residents. The Mexico, Missouri community is large enough to support necessities such as healthcare and retail shopping yet small enough to offer a safe environment for young people. Mexico is approximately 2 hours from the city of St. Louis, MO; 2.5 hours from Kansas City, MO; and 45 minutes from Columbia, MO, home of the University of Missouri. All three of these communities offer airports for easy access to the Missouri Military Academy campus.
The Missouri Military Academy campus offers four residence halls, an academic complex, a gymnasium, natatorium, field house with indoor track, marksmanship range and indoor tennis, four athletic fields, stables, chapel and 100+ acres of outdoor areas that are perfect for boys and young men to exercise and have fun. Our outdoor areas include a rappelling tower, rock climbing wall, obstacle course, paintball field with obstacles, mountain bike trails, and camping areas.

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MMA is a proud member of the International Boys School Coalition, a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing the education, well-being and development of boys worldwide.
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