Unlike most college preparatory schools, the New York Military Academy’s mission couples academic excellence with sound military training. NYMA is here to develop leaders with sharp minds, strong bodies, and sound character through an immersive and rigorous program of academics, athletics, and military discipline guided by the code that a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

Remember the Past, Create the Future

Since 1889

New York Military Academy develops leaders with sharp minds and strong bodies.

Lives by the honor code that: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.”

Respects its core values of “Justice, Honor, Patriotism, and Obedience to Law” and daily upholds the pillars of Academics, Character, Leadership, and Athletics

Admission FAQ

First, we look for academic achievement and promise, as shown by a student’s transcripts, test scores, evaluations, teacher recommendations, and a personal interview. We pay close attention to personal qualities like motivation, character, and a variety of extracurricular interests. Most importantly, we look for students who recognize New York Military Academy as an opportunity for academic and personal growth and who indicate an eagerness to fully engage in the NYMA community and culture.

New York Military Academy invites students to submit their applications at any time throughout the year. Students can enroll immediately upon receiving a letter of acceptance.
Enrollment includes signing a contract and paying a $2,000 deposit.

We offer full time boarding to girls and boys beginning in the 7th grade. We also accept day students for local students as well.

Students must be passing their current grade and/or promoted to their next grade.

Yes. In order for your child’s application to be processed and reviewed for admission, the application fee is mandatory.

We do accept students with learning differences on a case by case basis. Our academic team offers support services for an additional fee. We require all psychological educational testing as part of the admissions requirements. A decision regarding admission is made after reviewing this paperwork. If we feel the need for additional testing, parents will be notified accordingly.



Monday to Friday: 8AM-5PM
(845) 618-7335


78 Academy Avenue Cornwall-on-Hudson,
New York 12520

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow Cadets, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

The NYMA Cadet Pledge

Begin your journey to be "One Step Ahead"

Getting Started

Step 1

Request Information and Schedule a Visit

You’ll first want to create a login for your personalized student portal, which will facilitate communication and access to information about the Academy experience.


Step 2

Check your Eligibility to Apply

An Eligible Applicant to the Academy is of Sound Moral Character, and between the grades of K through PG.



Step 3

Complete Application and Submit Supporting Documentation

The admissions process begins with parents submitting an application online which includes contact information, a brief parent evaluation, an authorization form to release your child’s current school records to us for consideration, and an application fee of $100.

Step 4

Contact Your Admissions Officer and Schedule an Interview

After reviewing the student application and school records, interviews are scheduled for potential students. The purpose of the interview is to assess how well New York Military Academy’s educational offerings set the student up for success. International candidates are interviewed via Zoom or FaceTime.

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Your Admissions Officer will help you put your best foot forward in the selection process.

Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

Other Available Discounts

Military Discount
$1,000 off each year

  • Immediate family members only
  • Must be active or retired military

Parent or Alumnus Referral
A one-time $1,000 award is given to any current cadet parent or alumnus who refers a prospective student who is accepted, enrolled, reports to the Academy, and then successfully completes New Cadet Training. This credit will be posted to the current student’s account or sent to the alumnus at the conclusion of the four-week training period.

Sibling Discount
$2,500 off for each additional child

  • Sibling cadets must enroll for the same year
  • For boarding students only
  • Annual discount

Remember to contact the Admissions Office with your referrals at (845) 618-7335.


Superintendent's Scholarship: Limited Scholarships are available for exceptional student-athletes.
Open to students with a GPA above 90
Strong involvement in athletics
Proven leadership qualities
Recommendation letter required
Apply today for full consideration!

Tuition Assistance

We offer tuition assistance to qualifying domestic cadets. Assistance is awarded based on need and varies according to individual applications.

Student Loan

Parents interested in obtaining an education loan are encouraged to utilize the financial institutions: "Your Tuition Solution"
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important things you May Want to Know

Questions and Answers

Yes, we offer tuition assistance for accepted and domestic cadets. Cadets are encouraged to apply. Tuition assistance is awarded based on need and varies according to the individual application.

Please visit our Tuition & Fees page for current rates for Day, Boarding, and International Students.

We offer open enrollment which makes transferring at any time easy.

An Eligible Application to the Academy is of Sound Moral Character, and between the grades of K through PG.

We evaluate all candidates on many factors including character and leadership qualities as well as academic performance.  An interview is mandatory.

We do not require a minimum GPA or standardized tests, but PSAT and or SSAT are recommended.

The admissions process varies based on how long it takes your current school to release your child’s records.  On average, the process takes about two weeks.

TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is strongly recommended but not required.  If you have a TOEFL score, please submit it along with the completed application form.  To register for the TOEFL iBT or TOEFL Junior, visit  When registering, select “Undergraduate” for school type and list New York Military Academy school code 9452 so an official score report will be sent to NYMA directly.  Additional standardized testing such as IELTS, SSAT, ISEE, or PSAT is recommended but not required.

In many ways we are just like many other private schools except that we offer an increased focus on structure, discipline, and leadership development.

Not NYMA. We seek talented, hard-working young people who desire structure, seek adventure, and aspire to be leaders. 

Yes, we review all recommended accommodations during the admissions process to determine if we have the resources available to help each student.

Yes, we have mandatory after-school tutorial sessions for every cadet who needs it.  We also offer special classes to help students catch up, supervised evening study periods, and we can arrange for on-campus tutoring at an additional cost.

Yes, we have an Open House each month and offer private tours for prospective families, as well.  For more information,  please contact an Admissions representative at or call (845)618-7335

The New York Military Academy is located in the Hudson Valley in the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, just 5 miles north of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Approximately 60 miles north of New York City, it is within 5 miles of Interstate 84 and the N.Y. State Thruway.

Contact Us


78 Academy Avenue Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520

Phone Numbers

Monday to Friday: 8AM-5PM,
(845) 618-7335