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.
Accreditation: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Affiliations: Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS), Boy Scouts, Independent Schools of St. Louis, Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and America Camp Association.
Campus: 288 acres in Mexico, Missouri. Schedule a visit.
Endowment: $42 Million
2018-19 Enrollment: 193
Average class size: 14 cadets, with many classes having less than 10 students.
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.
Academic focus: A supervised mandatory study hall is held every evening, Sunday through Thursday, from 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Extracurricular activities: Varsity, junior varsity and middle school athletics, plus Scouts, rifle team, drill team, Raiders team, horseback riding, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Tuition, 2018 - 2019: Boarding School $38,000; Day School $9,300
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.