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One Step ahead

Since 1889

Founded in 1889, the New York Military Academy provides both discipline and a solid education putting it “One Step Ahead.”  A NYMA education develops a cadet’s mind, body and character building the foundation for continued education and leadership. Patriotism, determination, and pride are all parts of a cadet’s daily life.  The Academy, the center of learning,  with its etymology dating back to Ancient Greece, instills a solid education.  The curriculum individually laid out for each cadet, charts the course of instruction.  This education is interlocked with military discipline, which provides the Cadets of the Corps beneficial training for life beyond the Academy’s walls.  Cadets leave the Academy orderly, prompt, courteous, and self-confident.  Our Military Academy puts cadets — “One Step Ahead.”

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The NYMA Advantage

The New York Military Academy offers unique high school program that combines academic, physical, and a leadership program that builds character within a highly structured and challenging 24/7 military environment.  NYMA is for those who’ve a vision for their future and the courage to do the work it takes to reach their goals.

Four Pillars of Success

The mission of the New York Military Academy is to develop the cadets mind, body, character; to prepare them for further education and to be effective leaders and responsible citizens. Inherent in this mission are our four pillars of Success:


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.


Developing future leaders is one of the unique aspects of the NYMA experience. Self-discipline, leadership, and citizenship are integrated into the daily life for the Corps of Cadets. As cadets move up in rank, they are given increasing levels of responsibilities in supervising, leading, and instructing fellow cadets.


Developing good citizens requires developing the essentials of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.


Physical fitness dovetails with developing a cadet's mind and all cadets participate in sports throughout the school year. The academy offers varsity and intramural teams that compete in a wide variety of sports.

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