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Riverside Military Academy


2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, Georgia, USA

For over 100 years Riverside Military Academy has produced young men of purpose, integrity, and character.  We offer a traditional, American-style education where personal values, honor, and love of country still matter.  Riverside is not owned or operated by any particular religious denomination, but supports the spiritual and educational goals of all families. 


Upon graduation, a Riverside cadet has experienced the challenges of the military model of education and is completely prepared for the rigors of college.  He is poised, polite, and confident in any social environment.   Riverside cadets stand tall, offer a firm handshake, respect authority, and display a level of confidence that parents may not have observed previously.


Cadets of Riverside Military Academy attend grades 7 through 12 and benefit from a small class size and a 14:1 student teacher ratio.  Our entire educational program centers around the way young men learn best.


Riverside's College Center assists cadets in preparing for and placing their college applications each year. The graduating class 2011 consisted of 54 cadets who were admitted to over 90 universities including three cadets who were appointed to the U.S. Military Academy –West Point.


Riverside Military Academy holds dual accreditation in SACS and SAIS.  Our comprehensive program of rigorous academics, athletics and leadership development sets the stage for a lifetime of success.


Riverside Military Academy is located on 206 acres on the shores of Lake Lanier in Gainesville, GA.  For more information please visit our web site at or contact our admissions office .



School Focus:
  • College Prep Military
  • Summer Program
  • Military School
  • ESL Program
  • Learning Differences (LD)
Grades Offered: 12 to 18
School Type: All Boys
Religious Affiliation: All Religions Welcome
Year Founded Size: 1907
Post-Grad Year: No
Special Needs:
  • ADD/ADHD Students
  • Emotional Growth
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Disorder / Adoption Issues
  • Christian Therapeutic
  • Bi-Polar
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Saturday Classes: No
Classroom Dress Code: Formal
Average Class Size: 14 Students
ESL Courses: Yes
Summer Program: Yes
Tuition Fee: $20001 - 40000
Sports Activities:
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Diving
  • Drill Team
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track
  • Wrestling
  • Cheering
  • Motorsports
Extracurricular Activities:
  • Asian Language Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Chess Club
  • Cycling Club
  • Diversity Club
  • French Club
  • International Awareness Club
  • Investment Club
  • Jazz Band
  • Jewish Union
  • Kayaking
  • Math Club
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • Paintball Club
  • Pennington Sports Network
  • Premiership Club
  • Rules and Discipline Committee
  • Senior Internship Program
  • Ski Club
  • Society of Skeptics
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Rock Bands
  • Writing and Tutoring Center
  • Theatre and the Arts
  • Video Production