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RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY
A wholistic education awaits cadets at Riverside Military Academy, in addition to the school’s traditional regimentation and structure.
he military academy lifestyle is radically different from that found on public, or even other private, school campuses. That is exactly the way Georgia’s Riverside Military Academy likes it.
from the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and it serves boarding and day students in grades 7-12. It currently has 405 cadets from 25 states and 15 countries, and its graduates have a historically high college acceptance rate.
“Historically, military schools have been known for providing cadets with regimentation and structure,” says Dr. James H. Benson, Col., U.S.M.C. (Ret.), and president of the academy. “Our mission is to prepare young people for college using a wholistic philosophy of education that doesn’t just prepare cadets for academic success, but also prepares them for success in life.” An all-boys college preparatory school, Riverside Military Academy is located on a 206-acre campus about 54 miles northeast of Atlanta. The academy holds dual-accreditation
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With more than 45 teachers (most with master’s level or higher degrees) and an average class size of 14 students, Riverside Military Academy is committed to providing a wellrounded education for its cadets. The student body is an interesting mixture. Some cadets see the academy as a stepping stone to military colleges or tier-one universities. Others are there because they weren’t living up to their potential in previous schools. Riverside Military Academy fills all of its cadets’ days with rigorous academics and co-curricular activities. There is an intense focus on providing cadets with an education that
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