Why Military School?

The New York Military Academy prides itself on the 5 aspects of its quality education:

1. A sense of place where adolescents are asked to take responsibility for themselves and their community.

2. A conservative environment where we teach students to be proud of their careful attention to detail in every aspect of their lives.

3. Experience with authentic, collaborative problem-solving every day.

4. Many opportunities for mentored leadership training in operations, entrepreneurship, discovery, learning, and creative expression.

5. A balanced approach to education which develops mind, body, and character every day.

Contact Admissions today and find out what sets our cadets apart.

Email admissions@nyma.org or call (845) 534-3710, Ext. 4272         


Honor Rolls Announced

To achieve Honor Roll status, students must have an overall average of 85 with no grade below 80.

Students on Honor Roll for this past marking period are:

Justin Bonsu, Jaylen Davis, Jolin Edmondson, Isabel Espinar-Sanchez, Bill He, Alex Hu, Thomas Koumas, Jakai Lester, Noel Maldonado, Sean Ren, Cathy Xu, Joseph Xu, and Jason Zheng.

To achieve High Honor Roll status, students must have an overall average of 90 with no grade below 85.

Students on High Honor Roll for this past marking period are:

Joshua Antoine, Roberta Bjornman, Evan Bobal, Ariel Farzanne, Ethan Hassane, Alex Huang, Zuzanna Kulinska, James Thierer, Yafei Wen, Serena Yang, Robin Zhao, Judy Zhou, and Eric Zhu.

Congratulations cadets!

Academic Update (10/22)

Last Tuesday, Earth Science continued learning about minerals by making their own “hot solutions” by combining borax and boiling water. They created their own ornaments with pipe cleaners by suspending them in the liquid to allow crystals to form. They discussed how to replicate the slower cooling inside the Earth that allows the formation of the largest crystals. For this reason, students insulated their project under a towel. This project actually uses a mixture known as suspension and not a true solution.

The Entrepreneurship class taught by Mr. Sargent recently presented their projects discussing businesses that have closed or gone bankrupt. They needed to research the reasons for the failure and include news articles and photos. Cadet Leilani Lopez discussed why Blockbuster failed while Ariel Farzan chose to speak about Pan Am Airlines.

Mr. Sargent’s Business class was asked to research a hotel they liked and to give information about the hotel’s history, location, and revenue. They also had to describe what they found interesting about their hotel of choice. Then they were asked to come up with an idea of what their own hotel would be like. Students needed to include photos and articles for the existing hotel as well as photos that represented their own ideas. Cadet Janis Katlaps proudly presented his business idea for a hotel that will bear his name.

The Global Citizenship class did a presentation on modern day slavery. They had to choose a country and explain why it either did or did not have examples of modern slavery. They needed to describe the laws that protected people and the non-enforcement of those existing laws. Cadet Yafei Wan and Cadet Ellie Martinez chose China as their country to discuss.

The Spanish 1B class is currently working on the food unit. This will be just in time to celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday of “Dia de los Muertos”.  They will learn the traditional aspects of the celebration, its origins, as well as vocabulary about food and parties. Students will make decorations and sample Mexican dishes.

Students in Ms. Dong’s class worked hard to learn a beautiful song in Mandarin which she recorded.  Here is the 2-minute clip: nyma.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Singing.m4a

Students in Mrs. Harrell’s Robotics class are finishing up projects using the robot’s touch sensor. Each group created their own project and grading rubric.

American Government students in Mr. Anderson’s class have been learning more about voting and elections. Scholars were asked to present ideas on how to increase voter participation. Ideas ranged from allowing online voting to lowering the voting age to throwing a really fun party for all voters. Next students will do some research on the upcoming elections.

U.S. History has been studying the first few Presidents of the United States and learning about the traditions that were set in the early days. Mr. Anderson is leading our scholars to join the historical debate, raging for 203 years, about whether the United States or Great Britain won the War of 1812.

Psychology students are in the midst of learning about learning. This has included in-class experiments, watching clips from “The Office”, and dipping into the Advanced Placement curriculum. For the next two weeks, our scholars, including their teacher, will be using behaviorism to try to make positive changes in their own habits. Mr. Anderson has already told the students that he will use this opportunity to start running again. Let’s see if it works!

Things are moving along at a brisk pace in Mr. Langan’s College English class whose students just took their midterm exams! Since the class is a college-style course, it’s already the midpoint of the semester. Students have just turned in substantial essays summarizing reviews of their favorite movies; they’ll be writing reviews of those movies next. In preparation for Halloween, the class has decided to watch a scary movie; the challenge for Mr. Langan is finding one no one in the class has seen! (Not to mention, one that isn’t too scary for him.)

Meanwhile, students in his Sophomore English class have taken their latest vocabulary exam. They’re complementing the growth in their vocabularies by continuing to write regularly. They’ve read selections from writers including Santha Rama Rau, Tobias Wolff, Stephen Vincent Benet, and Saki. Soon they’ll be starting George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984.

Students in Mr. Lemon’s 8th grade History class are drafting their own legislation for NYMA. Some of the bills take on issues like cadet reveille and limits on punishment. No surprise there! His 7th graders are dissecting the Declaration of Independence in order to take a deeper look at the document that founded our country.

New Faculty

Please welcome the following new faculty members to our NYMA family! To find out more about them, please visit nyma.org/people/faculty/.



First Day of Classes

Yesterday the new school year kicked off with the first official day of classes!


New Early College and Postgraduate Programs

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of reviewing applications for our brand new Early College and Postgraduate Programs at NYMA for September and January.

Our integrated academic programs allow scholars the opportunity to earn up to two years’ worth of college credit in a disciplined, structured, and safe environment. Several classes are taught by college faculty, many of whom hold Ph.D.’s in their field of study. During this yearlong study, scholars also participate in school-wide outings, academic events, SAT prep, and special field trips that are not offered to the general community.

The Early College Program is open to exceptional 11th and 12th graders enrolled at NYMA while the Postgraduate Program is open to recent high school graduates seeking to boost their college application while taking a gap year. Partial scholarships are available for day or boarding options.

For more information or to apply, please reach out to our Program Coordinator, Lydia Chan, at lchan@nyma.org.

Awards Dinner 2018

The Academic & Athletic Awards Ceremony and Dinner took place in the Curie Dining Hall this past Friday, June 8th.

Congratulations to all recipients!


Cadets Survey Deer

This past Saturday, members of the NYMA Honors Biology Class helped survey the local deer population at nearby Blackrock Forest. The cadets learned the detailed process of surveying for their science lab while at the same time providing a valuable community service.

NYMA College Fair

Last week NYMA hosted a Mini College Fair which featured 12 college representatives who came to speak with our cadets about what their schools have to offer. The representatives shared information on their respective colleges and they also talked about study abroad opportunities, internships, special programs, and their admissions processes (especially valuable information for international student applicants).

The colleges in attendance included: Alma College, Arizona State University, Cedar Crest College, Clayton State University, Fairfield University, Felician College, Kent State University, Moravian College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University at Buffalo SUNY, University of New Haven, West Liberty University, and Westminster College.