Missouri Military Academy (MMA) is a preparatory school with a military tradition. At MMA we believe it is our responsibility as educators to deliver a holistic 360° Education TM
that concentrates on the development of the “Whole Person.” The essence of educational leadership is to enhance, create and lead systems that are dedicated to developing not just the student’s mind, but their body, sense of honor, self-esteem, confidence, character and a sense of responsibility. The objective of a 360° Education
is to produce a society populated by well-educated citizens and leaders of character that are productive members of families, communities and their nations.
To educate the Whole Person is a difficult and demanding task for an institution. Thucydides said, “There is no need to suppose that human beings differ very much one from another: but it is true that the ones who come out on top are the ones who have been trained in the hardest school.”
Education should be well rounded and rigorous; developing the person, much the same as a gem cutter creates the facets of a precious stone. Our focus on academic excellence, structure, discipline, physical fitness, the arts and character deliver a rigorous well-rounded education to your son. Students perform to the level of expectations we demand; subsequently, those levels should be high. The key is making that high level of performance sustainable, which requires long-term consistent commitment to academic excellence. That commitment to academic excellence cannot be a one sided dynamic consisting of only the faculty and staff. High performance sustainable schools have academic excellence at the core of their value system, which is shared by the school’s entire community consisting of; parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff and donors alike. To support this environment, the entire school community is obliged to encourage each student to realize their full potential by striving for academic excellence and encouraging critical thinking.
One of the hallmarks of an education focused on the Whole Person is the development of the individual’s character. Character is improved by study, but it is learned by the way we live our lives daily. It is through a community’s daily commitment to a moral code of living that we teach character, honor and integrity to our young men.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, now come and experience our wonderful state of the art facilities and the people of our school!
Best wishes from the MMA community.
-Mr. Charles A. "Tony" McGeorge
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