All Boys Boarding School
At Riverside Military Academy, we've been educating young men for over a century - since 1907. We understand how boys learn and what motivates them to excel.
Our single gender classrooms and boarding school environment offer powerful advantages such as fewer distractions, more open discussions, smaller class sizes, curriculum and lessons that engage young men, and individual opportunities to help each one achieve his maximum potential in every academic area.
Scientific research confirms what parents and educators have known for a long time — there are differences in the ways boys and girls learn and interact with others. Riverside has designed its program, including the daily academic schedule, around the way boys learn and retain information.
All About Boys, Every Day
Each activity-filled day at Riverside is structured around young men in grades 7-12 and their development. The books we read are chosen based on their appeal to boys – because, for a boy, books such as The Red Badge of Courage or Lord of the Flies are just more interesting.
Our academic classes are 50 minutes in length versus 90-minute classes in many schools. Shorter classes fit the way boys learn. Our teachers incorporate hands-on lessons so that boys can be active participants in the learning process. This is a school of all boys, all about boys, every day.
Motivated to Excel
When a young man underperforms in school he may be distracted, lack motivation, or be lost in a large student body where his individual needs are not being met. Riverside provides a stable, structured environment where every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.
The Academy's dedicated Guidance Counselors help every student to set goals in each grade level while planning for college or career following graduation. Our teaching faculty supervise evening and weekend study sessions where students have the opportunity to receive additional guidance on individual assignments. Riverside's faculty and staff convey to these young men the importance of time management skills, self-discipline, teamwork, and pride in a job well done.
Our 9-12 grade cadets are also instructed in LET (Leadership Education Training) classes as part of the curriculum.
The U.S. Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, teaches high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.
Riverside Military Academy has a focus that is unique compared to other schools. We place emphasis on character development, social responsibility, integrity, leadership skills, and other time-honored values that are simply not found in most schools today.
Character development is comprehensive at Riverside. Our Norman P. Blake Family Distinguished Speaker Series includes bi-weekly distinguished speakers and discussion groups that center on the topics of integrity, leadership, ethical decision-making, and sound judgment.