Quick Facts

The pillars of Missouri Military Academy's military education model

History: Founded in 1889 when Colonel A.F. Fleet raises enough local money to open a new school in Mexico, Missouri, becoming the first president of Missouri Military Academy. Read more about MMA's history
Mission: Missouri Military Academy empowers young men to unlock their potential through a program of academic excellence, character and social development, and leadership training within a structured environment. Schedule a visit. 

Accreditation and Assessment: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Joint Program of Assessment (JPA). MMA is a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction.
Affiliations: Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS), JROTC, Boy Scouts of AmericaIndependent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and American Camp Association

Academic partners: William Woods University (dual-credit), Hart Career Center, Presser Arts Center
Campus: 288
acres in Mexico, Missouri, including 316,063 sq. ft. of building space (academic building, residence halls, Memorial Chapel, Ekern Cadet Health Center, theater, Koster Media Center, Centennial Gymtorium with indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, stables, Alain M. Garcia Almada ’06 Field House, and more) Back campus includes obstacle courses, cross country course and other trails, paintball field and rappel tower. View campus map.

Financial health: 100% debt-free. No deferred maintenance on our state-of-the-art facilities.
Alumni: 9,850 
Average class size: 14 cadets, with many classes having less than 10 cadets.

Corps profile (2022-23): 75% domestic (from 27 different states) and 25% international (from 10 different countries)

Program of studies: 4x4 block schedule requires cadets to take 4 courses each semester, enabling cadets to take 8 courses every school year. Read about the middle school or high school course curriculum. Learn more about our program of studies.

Academic focus: A supervised mandatory study hall is held every evening, Sunday through Thursday, from 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Our strict cell phone policy encourages healthy digital habits and strong academic focus. Our curriculum promotes critical thinking skills and freedom of inquiry, with particular emphasis placed on speech and writing across the curriculum, STEM and Project Lead the Way, cybersecurity, business, language and fine arts.
Athletics: 10 varsity and junior varsity sports, plus four middle school sports. MMA is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).

  • Varsity and JV sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track, Wrestling
  • Middle school sports: Cross-country, Soccer, Track, Wrestling, Basketball

Other extracurricular activities: Scouts, JROTC rifle team, JROTC drill team, JROTC Raiders team, horseback riding, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), JROTC cybersecurity program

Tuition: Please click here for information on tuition and fees.

Summer programs: Summer Academy, Leadership Camp, Confidence Camp, Equestrian Camp. Learn more about our summer programs.

Travel: MMA 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. View local accommodations