MMA brings out the best in young men from around the world. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or other ethnic origin in its educational and admissions policies and programs. However, MMA reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant or to require the withdrawal of any student when such refusal or withdrawal is for the best interests of the other cadets and the school.
The MMA high school accepts students in grades 9-12, and post-graduates who would like to have another year to prepare for college.
The Separate MMA Middle School enrolls students in grades 6-8. The middle school cadets have their own barracks, academic building and military program.
The nucleus of the school is its very supportive academic program. Small classes, daily extra help sessions, and supervised study by caring teachers provide the extra boost that a young man needs to get into the college of his choice.
MMAs beautiful 288-acre campus is located in the City of Mexico in scenic Central Missouri where Midwest values are important. The Academy is located a half hour away from Columbia, Missouri, site of three colleges, the University of Missouri, and several cultural and shopping sites, to include a large mall.
Since its founding in 1889, MMA has offered a college preparatory boarding school with the Corps of Cadets organized as a battalion. Companies of cadets work together to improve individual and group performance levels under the tutelage of former members of the US Armed Forces who serve as adult mentors.
Extra-curricular and athletic activities keep cadets constructively engaged in and out of class. There are 11 varsity sports in the high school to include football, soccer, cross-country, swimming, basketball, wrestling, riflery, tennis, track, baseball and golf. Junior School cadets compete interscholastically in basketball, wrestling and track. Intramural sports and an equestrian program are available for boys who want a less competitive edge to athletics. The Academy believes that competitive and cultured adults are developed from young people who participate in school and community activities.
The MMA Marching Band, Color Guards, and nationally ranked Precision Drill Team have performed on the national stage during Big-12, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games. They have been in six presidential inaugural parades, and every gubernatorial parade in Missouri since 1940. Members of the Cadet Chorus perform during Sunday vespers services and other special occasions. Art is part of the curriculum and dramatic talents are exercised in plays performed by the MMA Dramateers.
Boy Scouts are dual-enrolled in MMA Troop 39 while they continue their membership in their local troops, allowing them to progress unhindered through the Scout program. The Academys 210-acre wilderness area, adjacent to the main campus, includes Camp Mismilaca where Scouts have cookouts, campouts, and boating and fishing trips.
MMA creates leadership training opportunities within its Army JROTC program that has been an important part of the school since 1918. MMA is rated as a Honor Unit with Distinction by the Department of the US Army. Learning early how to lead others in the military and residential programs provides MMA students with an advantage when they reach college and employment.
Well-developed independence with personal discipline are key in making mature decisions and implementing them during challenging tasks. Achieving that goal before leaving high school places the MMA graduate well ahead of his peers.
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