The mission of New York Military Academy is to develop our cadets in mind, body and character to prepare them for further education and to be effective leaders and responsible citizens.
Inherent in this
mission are the four pillars of success:
A Desire For Knowledge
Every cadet is prepared for college with a program that is individually
tailored. Qualified, conscientious
teachers and small classes offer opportunities and success stories that make
the NYMA educational experience so sought after and valued.
Lifelong Appreciation For Wellness Physical fitness dovetails with developing a cadet's mind
and all cadets must participate in sports throughout the school year. The academy offers varsity, junior varsity
and modified athletic teams that compete in soccer, football, cross country,
fencing, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, track
and field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, drill, rifle and Raiders.
CHARACTER: Doing The Right Thing
Developing good citizens requires developing the essentials of Trustworthiness,
Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. NYMA's honor code, "A cadet will not
lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do," constantly reinforces the
character lessons taught every day, in and outside the classroom.
Developing future leaders is one of the unique aspects of the New York Military
Academy experience. Self-discipline,
leadership, and citizenship are integrated into daily life for the Corps of
Cadet. As cadets move up in rank, they
are given increasing levels of responsibility in supervising, leading and