In 1889, community leaders in Mexico, Missouri, had a vision. They wanted a local academy to offer classical education for boys, set a standard of academic excellence and provide learning with emphasis on discipline. Through their efforts, Missouri Military Academy came to be — founded on Nov. 22, 1889.
More than 130 years later, much has changed for the Academy born from that initiative, but the need for leaders of character in our ever-changing world remains the same. Today, MMA fulfills its mission and cadets continue to thrive through the support of donors.
On Nov. 22, 2021, the 133rd MMA Corps of Cadets celebrated Founders’ Day on campus. As of December 8, MMA alumni, family, faculty, staff and friends have raised more than $56,000 for the Academy in honor of Founders’ Day — on our way to meet our goal of $75,000.
Your generosity helps MMA positively impact the future of current and future cadets. Want to add your support? Please give online, or call us at 573-581-1776, ext. 230.
Front row, left to right, Cadets William Terrell, Nathaniel Espinoza, Tyler Harris-Avery and Preston Vo. Back row, left to right, faculty members Anthony Yannielli, Cheryl Morris, Joshua Allison and Wei-Yun Chien.