About NYMA

New York Military Academy (NYMA) is a college preparatory school for day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. We offer a rigorous curriculum for students who actively seek to be Set Apart for Excellence in a uniquely structured program that enables them to enter college inspired, engaged, and ready for the future.

Established in 1889, New York Military Academy is dedicated to developing young leaders for success and fulfillment in college and in life. Utilizing the military model for leadership development and a rigorous curriculum grounded by a demand for competence in the classical disciplines, New York Military Academy graduates are prepared for an extraordinary life.

A great source of pride at New York Military Academy is our colorful, vibrant alumni body, men and women who are actively involved in the preservation and further development of the school to which so many credit their success. Notable alumni include Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, Robert Benmosche, former president and CEO of AIG, Stephen Sondheim, Composer, and Bob Stiller, the wildly successful founder of Green Mountain Coffee.

Our Mission

New York Military’s mission statement is to develop our cadets in mind, body, and character, prepare them for further education and enable them to become effective leaders and responsible citizens.

Inherent in this mission are our four pillars:

  • Academics—the International Learner

Our challenging 21st century curriculum is delivered in small classes designed to provide cadets with the kind of personalized attention that produces confident, college-ready learners who are self-directing, self-motivated and poised for success.

  • Athletics—Wellness and Fair Play

Physical fitness dovetails with developing a cadet’s mind, so all cadets participate in sports throughout the school year.  NYMA offers nearly twenty different sports teams including drill and rifle team.

  • Character—Doing the Right Thing

Developing good citizens requires cultivating the essential traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring and fairness.  NYMA’s honor code, “A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do,” reinforces those vital character lessons every day.

  • Leadership—Real Life Leadership Lab

Developing future leaders is one of the most unique aspects of the NYMA mission.  As cadets move up in rank within the Corps of Cadets, they become more and more responsible for motivating, supervising and instructing their peers.  NYMA cadets pursue a comprehensive curriculum alongside a structured leadership and life-skills focused military program, guided by the school’s long affiliation with the United States Army JROTC Program.  Although most NYMA graduates do not choose to serve in the military after graduation, their NYMA training truly sets them apart from the competition in terms of readiness for college.

Leadership Summer Programs

For Summer 2017, NYMA will be offering three sessions of 15-day leadership summer programs for children ages 9 – 15 both from the United States and internationally. All of our summer program attendees will receive a series of lessons in Time Management, Communication, Execution, Team Work, Survival Skills and Self-Discipline and participate in drill and ceremony, formations, sports activities, rifle training, and speech competitions.  New York Military Academy is the alma mater of the 45th President Donald Trump, where he studied for five years. Come to spend 15 days with other participants and experience what the President experienced as a child.

Summer Program Sessions & Daily Schedule
  • Session I: July 1st – July 15th
  • Session II: July 15th – July 29th
  • Session III: July 30th – August 13th

Click Here to Access the Daily Schedule

Application Process

Go to the link below to download the application form. Completed application must be mailed to the following address, accompanied by a $100 non-refundable application fee. Please make checks payable to New York Military Academy. Be sure to include your child’s name on the check.

New York Military Academy, 78 Academy Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520, Attention: Summer 2017

If you wish to pay your application fee by credit card, please fill in the credit card information on the application form and email completed application to summerprograms@nyma.org.

Click Here to Access 2017 Summer Program Application Form

Cost of Attendance

Cost for attending one session varies depending on an applicant’s status and type of the program. Please use to information provided on the application form to determine the cost of attendance.

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