Our 120-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of Storm King Mountain in Cornwall, NY. It encompasses two classroom buildings, administrative offices, three dormitories, a dining hall, gymnasium, auditorium, three swimming pools, tennis courts, extensive playing fields, and faculty housing areas.
Rich History: For a Brighter Future
Since its inception in 1889, NYMA's mission has been to develop cadets in mind, body and character to prepare them for further education and to provide them with the tools they need to become effective leaders and responsible citizens. NYMA graduates are Inspired, Engaged And Ready for the future.
Academics: The Intentional Learner
Our challenging 21st century curriculum is delivered in small classes. It provides cadets with personalized attention that produces confident, college-ready learners. Immediately upon their arrival, cadets begin working with counselors to create and implement an individualized plan that paves the way from NYMA to college.
Athletics: Wellness and Fair Play
Physical fitness dovetails with developing a cadet’s mind and all cadets must participate in sports throughout the school year. The academy offers varsity, junior varsity and modified athletic teams that compete in soccer, football, cross country, fencing, volleyball, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball, track and field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, drill, rifle and Raiders.
Character: Doing the Right Thing
Developing good citizens requires developing the essentials of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. NYMA's honor code, "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do," constantly reinforces the character lessons taught every day, in and outside the classroom.
Leadership: Real-life Leadership Lab
Developing future leaders is one of the unique aspects of the New York Military Academy experience. Self-discipline, leadership, and citizenship are integrated into daily life for the Corps of Cadets. As cadets move up in rank, they are given increasing levels of responsibility in supervising, leading and instructing subordinates.
Adventure: Part of Our Life
Opportunities for exploration and fun abound for outdoor adventurers in our area of New England, where NYMA cadets enjoy a four-season paradise perfect for everyone from kayakers to downhill skiing enthusiasts.
Diversity: The Power of Differences
Cadets come to NYMA from across the United States and around the globe, and this exposure to varied cultures, religions, and ethnicities adds immeasurably to our cadets' understanding of the world. At NYMA, celebrating diversity is a way of life.
Hudson River Valley: A World Class Destination
NYMA cadets enjoy the history, culture, and natural beauty of our location in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, designated by National Geographic Traveler in 2013 as one of the top 20 travel destinations in the world.
New York City: The Gateway
Located just 60 miles north of New York City, one of the most renowned cities in the world, NYMA enjoys the benefit of easy access to the international airports at LaGuardia, JFK, Newark, and Newburgh/Stewart Field, making travel to and from the academy a breeze for cadets and