Riverside Military Academy Private Schools & Religious Schools

Riverside Military Academy

(800) 462-2338 www.riversidemilitary.com »

2001 Riverside DriveGainesville, GA 30501   map »

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Founded in 1907, Riverside Military Academy (RMA) offers a traditional education where personal values, honor, and integrity still matter. Riverside is not owned or operated by any particular religious denomination, but supports the spiritual and educational goals of all families. An Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 75 years, Riverside's Corps of Cadets consists of more than 400 cadets from 20 countries.

RMA is a college preparatory school offering a structured environment.. designed to meet the unique educational needs of boys in grades 7-12. The military structure fosters responsibility and accountability, which contribute to a well-rounded young man. This environment works well for those who have historically underachieved or have been unable to manage their time. The busy days are filled with academics, JROTC activities, social activities, and athletics.

Cadets are encouraged to develop habits essential for success in academics, at home, and in the workplace. They learn organizational skills, time management, and the ability to manage stress through preparation and exercise. They also benefit from small class sizes, a 14:1 student/teacher ratio, and interactive learning in the classroom. Our educational program is focused on the way young men learn and retain information, and over 64% of our faculty members hold advanced degrees.

Riverside believes a strong connection exists between physical and mental development. Extra-curricular activities, field trips, and outdoor activities play an important role in the daily lives of our cadets. Riverside offers over 25 organizations, clubs, and intramural sports. Cadets may also choose from 13 varsity athletic teams. Our programs take full advantage of the 206-acre campus, athletic facilities, and proximity to Lake Lanier in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Riverside's college center counselors assist cadets each year with the college application process. Our Class of 2013 consisted of 96 cadets who were admitted to over 100 universities including Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, Purdue University, SCAD, and Texas A&M. Several cadets also received appointments to the U.S. Military Academy-West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. These graduates received over $3 million in college scholarships.

Upon graduation, a Riverside cadet has experienced the challenges of the military model of education and is prepared for the rigors of college life. A Riverside cadet is poised, stands tall, offers a firm handshake, respects authority, and displays a level of confidence that parents may not have observed previously.

Riverside holds dual accreditation with SACS and SAIS. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, just one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Riverside is easily accessible to cadets worldwide. RMA also offers our cadets airport shuttle service.

Riverside Military Academy's comprehensive program of rigorous academics, athletics, and leadership development sets the stage for a lifetime of success. Learn more about the Academy by visiting www.riversidemilitary.com, or contact our Admissions office at 800.462.2338 or apply@riversidemilitary.com to schedule a campus tour.

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Classes

  • Art
  • Computers
  • English as a Second Language
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Multi-Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Reading and Phonics
  • Religion
  • Remedial Instruction
  • Science
  • Traditional Curriculum

Type of School

  • Boys Only
  • College Preparatory
  • High School
  • Middle School

Religious Affiliation

  • Non-Denominational

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • TUE
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • WED
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • THU
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • FRI
  • 8:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

Year Established

1907

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Other
  • Spanish

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Riverside cares, 12/05/2013

Top notch educators. TAC officers who counsel, direct, and encourage the cadets. A Commandant and President committed to seeing young men become well-educated leaders of tomorrow. You owe it to... yourself at least to set up a tour of the amazing facilities.

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West Point Goal, 12/04/2013

My son wants to attend West Point, and this is the best avenue to becoming the leader they accept!

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Photos (7 photos)

  • Aerial View of Riverside Military Academy Campus
  • View of Riverside's Memorial Plaza
  • RMA Corps of Cadets marching in the Atlanta Veteran's Day Parade
  • Cadet Officers on the Riverside Campus
  • JROTC Rappel Tower at Riverside
  • Riverside Lacrosse Match
  • Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) Club at Riverside

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drpuritan

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Riverside cares

Top notch educators. TAC officers who counsel, direct, and encourage the cadets. A Commandant and President committed to seeing young men become well-educated leaders of tomorrow. You owe it to yourself at least to set up a tour of the amazing facilities.

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Willowdell

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West Point Goal

My son wants to attend West Point, and this is the best avenue to becoming the leader they accept!

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kayrcox

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RMA, wholistic education!

RMA is wonderful to teach young boys to be strong in mind, spirit, and body. Quality students are produced at RMA regardless of how and why they enter the Academy. The Academic environment is challenging but support is offered to help those who struggle. You will not regret sending your son to RMA!

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sallyern

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Best decision we ever made for our son

Riverside as been a wonderful experience for my son and is giving him the structure, education and foundation to succeed after high school. He went from failing middle school to a nice mix of A's and B's, plus an incredible foundation of respect, honor, responsibility and citizenship. The faculty and staff of Riverside are amazing, and so dedicated to the success of their students.

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getmeoffkudzu

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Best 2 years ever , almost (years teaching better)

I went to Riverside after going to a (famous) prep school where you got privileges by being an "old boy". At Riverside you get privileges by earning them. Sandy Beaver...doesn't get any better than him or his model for a school for boys.

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lrhitt

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Diversified Education

This is a great place to send your son if you're looking for diversified education. It gives them opportunities that no public school can ever offer and prepares them for real life - whether they choose to go military or some other direction. We are so proud of the man our son has become over the past three years! My only regret is that we didn't find it sooner!

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Purple21

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Could Not Be More Pleased

I was completely frustrated with the public school my son was attending. He was failing classes and his teachers really didn't seem to care. He had expressed the desire to attend a military school, so when we had the opportunity to attend Open House, we did. I also made the decision to send my son to Riverside. I have been very satisfied with his grades and the extra confidence and maturity my son displays. The men and women that work there are dedicated to producing outstanding young men! I am forever grateful for this school's tradition for excellence!

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tigerfans

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Great Results

Sending our son to Riverside was the best decision we could've made. They are just what he need for both personal and academic success!

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honeyman30525

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Riverside Prepared me well.

Personal Discipline, Honor, Integrity & Respect. These are the core values I learned as a cadet at Riverside in the 90's. It is the same values taught here since 1907. I feel honored and fortunate to have had the privilege to attend & graduate from Riverside. I am 34, I am a partner in two separate businesses and own two business myself. I am married and we recently had our first son. Riverside taught me how to manage my time and myself. Riverside taught me to follow my inspirations, instilled in me a drive to be successful and continually better myself. But most importantly I learned about Responsibility, Respect, Honor and Integrity. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the faculty and staff at Riverside, they mold young boys into well educated, disciplined men of character. Best experience of my life.

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CadetMom16

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Best in Class

If you are looking for an outstanding educational experience for your son, Riverside Military Academy is a must see on the list of possibilities. Its staff is dedicated to the success of each student and is well tooled with offering and making amendments to accomodate an optimum learning experience. I have been most pleased with the offerings in services and curriculums and have found that while my son is a bording student, I too have opportunities to contribute as a parent, to wide and varied programs through the Parent Activity Office. Each cadet also has the opportunity to expand himself with athletic, academic and social opportunities. I have never regretted sending my son to this fine institution! /s/emq

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 RMA Drumline during Band Camp

LWMoore

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Meaningful experiences at Riverside

Riverside spearheads character development in a manner that I find to be refreshing and different. We invite guest speakers and community leaders to visit the students weekly and discuss what is, essentially, the meaning of character. The following week, teachers designate time for their classes to discuss the topics mentioned during character development. I love working at an academy where we can not only offer students a better education, but we enable them to be better, stronger people by impacting the decisions they make outside of classrooms.

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CSylvest

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From Boys to Men

I did not imagine myself working at a military school while I was getting my graduate degree, but it is with unreserved excitement that I am proud of being a part of such a holstic program. With a focus on personal responsibility, integrity, and sound academics, our faculty and staff go the extra mile in providing a supportive environment for growth. I am honored to work at Riverside.

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Melnik

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Best Choice

It is the best choice for educating boys and helping them become good men. Huge difference in my 7th grader! He loves this school.

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lyossola

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Life changing experience for my son!

My son's life has changed. He wanted to go to a Military High School and did the research himself. He found RMA and knew that was the school he wanted to attend. Now he loves his new school, is a leader, has a great grade point average, making new friends, growing as a fine young gentlemen and loves the challenges that RMA and the Army JROTC offers to make them strong young men. Best decision ever even though he is far from California. Highly recommend Riverside Military Academy.

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Snickers74

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Best School for young men

I have seen many boys changed into young men in the 11 years I have worked at Riverside. I so enjoy watching them grow and mature each and every year.

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Aerial View of Riverside Military Academy Campus