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Riverside Military Academy

Private School | Grades 7-12
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA, GA 30501
(800) 462-2338

About This School

Riverside Military Academy, established in 1907, is an all-boys college preparatory academy that has been helping young men excel for over 105 years.
Riverside's curriculum, class schedule, military structure, and small class sizes are designed to meet the unique educational and developmental needs of young men in grades 7-12.
Our cadets may choose from foreign language courses in Chinese, German, Latin, and Spanish. Our academic department also offers English language instruction for our international students who attend from countries all over the world including Argentina, China, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Korea, and Mexico.
Riverside has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for over 75 years. The U.S. Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Our comprehensive program of academics, athletics, leadership opportunities, and character development sets the stage for a lifetime of success. The Academy is located just one hour north of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Gainesville, GA.   Our beautiful 206 acre campus sits on the shores of Lake Lanier in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains.
Riverside Military Academy is located in Gainesville, GA, GA. It is a private school that serves 450 students in grades 7-12. Riverside Military Academy is all-male and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the The Association of Boarding Schools.

In 2013, Riverside Military Academy had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Georgia average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Riverside Military Academy Reviews

By a Former Student on

This school taught me everything I needed to be successful later on in life. It taught me the importance of discipline and honor, but also instilled in me a sense of self value. The academics here can be as challenging or as easy as you wish to push yourself, they have a broad spectrum of courses to fit your needs.

I found my limit in classes, and stayed there. This is not the focus, however. The real takeaway is the leadership opportunities are second to none.

Knowing how to survive on my own and work hard from this school helped me immensely in college. I did electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, and failed the crap out of my first calculus test while many other students had the knowledge already from their AP Math classes in high school, which I had not taken because I was so far behind from failing school early on before I went to Riverside. What did I do after this? Buckled down, and ended up with an A-. I graduated from Virginia Tech by sheer dedication Magna Cum Laude, and went on to work at MIT. Now I am in a privately held company in Atlanta in the leadership. I had my fun as well, founded a fraternity and was in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. I knew how to balance it though and prioritize, and I had the discipline to lock down when I needed to.

I have all of this thanks to Riverside. No joking. If you are looking to count the number of AP classes you get under your belt, you can do that elsewhere. If you want to learn to become a man, and be successful in all aspects of life later on, Go to Riverside.

Anybody else that has anything to say different, just as you will learn if you attend here, is only making excuses.

By a Parent on

Education is secondary here, and the administration is clueless.  If you are too lazy to parent your child send them here, other than that run.  Only good thing about this school is the campus.  They need to clean house and hire new front office staff or the school will continue on its steady decline.  

By a Former Student on

academic were light helping students to get into college but this school was not hard enough to teach the students study skills needed to stay in college. They claim a 100% college acceptance rate, but you never hear anything about their college retention ratings. Why would a school not be proud of or at least tracking their graduates as they move on into college life? Are they not proud of the retention rate?

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