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Admission to the
New York Military Academy


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.

“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 7th and PG.



Step 3

Complete Application and Submit Supporting Documentation

The admissions process begins with parents submitting Part I of our application online and paying the application fee ($100).  Parts 2-5 will then be sent to you, which include the Authorization to Release Records form.  This release form must be signed and returned to us.  You will then submit a copy of the form to the current school so we can receive the applicant’s education records.

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 Skype.


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

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 & Financial Aid

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) 534-3710, Ext. 4272.


Superintendent's Scholarship: Full tuition* available for an exceptional student-athlete. Open to students with a GPA above 90
Strong involvement in athletics
Proven leadership qualities
Recommendation letter required
Apply today for full consideration!
*Full tuition up to $41,910 for one year

Financial Aid

We offer financial aid to all qualifying domestic cadets. You are encouraged to apply once accepted. Financial aid is awarded based on need and varies according to individual applications.

Private Funding

Parents interested in obtaining an education loan are encouraged to utilize the financial institutions:
Sallie Mae
Your Tuition Solution

important things you May Want to Know

Questions and Answers

Yes, we offer financial aid for all accepted, and domestic cadets are encouraged to apply.  Financial aid 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. Yes, NYMA’s Academic program is one of Trimesters, which makes transferring easy.    

An Eligible Application to the Academy is of Sound Moral Character, and between the grades of 7th and 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 www.ets.org/toefl.  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 admissions @nyma.org or call (845) 534-3710, ext. 4272

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

(845) 534-3710, ext. 4272