Marine Military Academy Marine Military Academy

Marine Quickfacts:

All Boys | Full Boarding, & International | Grades: 7 - 12 & Postgrad

Harlingen, TX, USA

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Mission: Marine Military Academy develops disciplined, morally strong, college-ready young men who are prepared for responsible leadership.

M arine Military Academy has been helping young men realize their full potential since 1965. MMA offers both solutions and opportunities for all types of boys. MMA can tackle many issues and lead boys to lifelong success.

Forging Tomorrow’s Leaders

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  • Academics

    AP and College Classes

    • AP Calculus
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English III
    • AP English IV
    • AP Physics
    • AP Statistics
    • AP US History

    STEM Classes

    • Aerospace I
    • Aerospace II


    • Chinese
    • Spanish


    AdvancED (SACS) | SAIS | AMCSUS

    Degrees Offered

    Honors College Prep, College Prep, Standard High School


    marine military academy academics
    Average Class Size:12
    College Attendance:96%
    Military Service:4%
    Total Faculty:27
    Advanced Degrees:0
    ESL Program:Yes
    ADD/ADHD Support:Yes
    Learning Differences Support:No

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  • Faith
    Marine Military Academy Community Service

    MMA makes every effort to encourage every cadet to develop a deeper understanding of their faith of choice. Cadets may attend services at local Catholic and Protestant churches as well as Jewish synagogues and Islamic centers. On campus, there is a weekly non-sectarian service for all cadets.

    Cadets are very involved with their local community and participate in many community service projects throughout the year.


    The mission of Marine Military Academy's religious program is to encourage and facilitate every cadet’s spiritual development and involvement in the faith of his choice. Furthermore, the cadet will come to understand the necessity for moral and spiritual growth and maturity in his continuing development.


  • Military
    marine military academy jrtoc

    MMA is the only boarding military academy with a Marine Corps JROTC program. The program utilizes a Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Complex which features: Rappelling and Climbing Tower, High Challenge Course, Marine Corps Obstacle Course, Circuit Course, Confidence Course, Leadership Reaction Course, Paintball Course, and Mud Infiltration Course.

    Military Activities

    • Color Guard
    • Cyberpatriot
    • Drill Team
    • Rifle Team


    To prepare high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.


  • Athletics / Clubs / Activities

    Marine Athletics:

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    All cadets participate in a physical activity in the afternoon after classes. Other activities as well as varsity sports are offered, so that each cadet can be involved on a team and gain the benefits that academics offer.


    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boxing
    • Cross Country
    • Cycling
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Jui Jitsu
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track And Field
    • Weightlifting

    Clubs & Activities

    • Aviation
    • Band
    • Boy Scouts
    • Chess
    • Engineering And Robotics
    • Fellowship Of Christian Athletes
    • Key Club
    • National Honor Society
    • Rotary Interact


    At Marine Military Academy, athletics promote more than physical fitness — they’re vital to leadership development.


  • History

    In the early 1960s, Capt William A. "Bill" Gary, an Arizona rancher and retired U.S. Marine Corps Reservist, wanted to send his son to a school that embraced the ideology of the Marine Corps. He believed that the Marine Corps’ concepts of leadership, discipline and moral values could be successfully applied to a college-preparatory education. Capt Gary could not find such a school, so in 1963 he recruited a group of prominent Marines to start one. In 1965 MMA was founded as an all boys military boarding school based on the principles of the United States Marine Corps.


    He believed that the Marine Corps’ concepts of leadership, discipline and moral values could be successfully applied to a college-preparatory education.

Other Programs at Marine

  • MMA Summer Camp
    marine summer

    MMA Summer Camp

    A four-week military adventure camp for school boys ages 12 to 18. Check in is normally the fourth Sunday in June.

    • Boys Only
    • Ages: 11 - 18
    • Cost: $4,500
    • Dates Unknown

  • MMA - Postgraduate

    MMA - Postgraduate

    The postgraduate program is designed for young men who have already graduated from high school, but need additional academic development and/or maturation prior to attending a university.

    • Boys Only
    • Grades: Post Graduate

Marine Admissions

Marine Admissions:

Students come from all over the world to attend Marine Military Academy. MMA is a family made up of staff, teachers, drill instructors, coaches, parents and mentors all working to provide an environment to ensure young men mature and find academic and lifelong success.

Boarding Tuition, Room & Board: $41,000
International Tuition, Room & Board: $39,150

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Total Enrollment:250
Application Fee:$100
International Application Fee:$100
Financial Aid Offered:No
Scholarships Available:Yes

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