« Back to compare
1-12
Private
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
Students enrolled: 103
 

Contact this school

78 Academy Avenue
Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520

(845) 534-3710
Nearby homes for sale
Map of New York Military Academy address.

February 10, 2015
The school is certainly in a slump and is in need of a facelift. Many of the buildings have exceeded their lifetime and were not taken care of the past couple years because of incompetent maintenance directors. The state of the facilities has turned a lot of people away from the school and its a shame. The school is on beautiful property, however there is way to much property to maintain with its current state. I would disagree that the school is no longer marketable. The current administration and president have been working to turn the school around and frankly the school would have closed if he did not step in. NYMA certainly has an uphill battle, however it will require more than one person to step up. It will require current staff to step out beyond their job descriptions to help promote the school and get it going in the right direction as well.

- submitted by a teacher

February 05, 2015
This school is a complete dump. There are more academic offerings down the street at the local public middle school (fact). NYMA has no money and has closed its doors twice in the last five years. Thats a sign that the school is no longer marketable. The self-promoted president of NYMA calls ALL the shots and is inexperienced and incompetent. Not a good mix. My advice is keep looking! There are many great schools across the river and into New England that deserve your attention far more than NYMA.

- submitted by a teacher

March 21, 2014
I attended summer school for geometry the first year women were admitted. Was attending an excellent, very strict private all girls school. Once I got over the giggles of the unfamililar military tradition, my grade score increased 37 points, passing finals easily. It must have been my father who thought I would benefit from the discipline and he was right. Looking back, wished I spent all 4 years there. Great school and staff.

- submitted by a community member

November 23, 2013
I graduated in 1972. Things were rougher in those days but it was and still is a very fine school. Taught me a lot. I am a very proud graduate of this fine institution!

- submitted by a community member

January 29, 2012
My 2 sons both went to/are at NYMA, the eldest graduated in 2008,the youngest is a senior.So when my daughter was looking for a middle school,she wanted to go to NYMA.It is a coed school,but there is mostly boys.I however was not suprised at her choice,raised in a milatary family I am a navy pilot and my wife was an army officer before she died in combat.She is athletic,highly intelligent and a tomboy.She loves it.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2011
This is my son s first year at NYMA. I am extremely happy with the school so far. The teachers are great as well as the new Superintended . The school presents great opportunity to a student who needs structure to excel. Most kids do best under some structure, this school offers great balance

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2011
I am a former cadet at NYMA, 1967-1974. I am very proud of what I learned there. I hope the school survives these trying economic times. They have always had top notch staff and like anything in life, you get out of it what YOU put into it. RIP Col. Castellano!

- submitted by a community member

July 22, 2010
NYMA has been the best thing wer have done for our son. His confidence self steem has improved tremendously. The staff is superb form Major Coverdale his staff the teachers the nurse everyone cares about the safety and welfare of your child to the max. I know my son is having an excellent education. During this summer he took the admission test for private schools and the results were amazing. Thanks NYMA

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 12, 2010
The New York Military Academy was a perfect fit for me. Their guidance and constant reinforcement set me up for the future. I am graduating this year and am looking forward to pursuing my degree at one of New Jersey's best Universities. I was accepted to a number of excellent schools and I credit NYMA with enabling me to strive for excellence. I would sincerely recommend NYMA to anyone looking for a strict, college prep program. The faculty and staff are far more than committed and have done all within their powers to assist me. I am grateful for the New York Military Academy and appreciate its mission.

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2009
I found the teachers and the administration at NYMA to be superb. My son just completed his first year.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2008
I am a former student/Cadet of NYMA. I attended because I was looking for a school that would prepare me for admission to West Point. What I got was a complete disaster. The school is hypocritical and the caliber of the young people they accept into their Corps is appalling. It was not the military aspect or the academics that were hard to stomach, it was the people themselves. I would never recommend NYMA to anyone. Spare your children and find another school.

- submitted by a community member

October 26, 2006
I am very pleased with NYMA. In a short time I have seen my son transformed from an apathetic student into one who strives to do his best.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2005
Very fine School! Teachers are very attentive, highly skilled, and take a personal interest in all students!

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2005
We have found the Academy a godsend for our son. He has matured under caring teachers and staff. It has given him a will to self achieve and motivated a 'can do' attitude. He has been challenged to join sport teams that I never imagioned him to be interested in and did it well. I highly recommend NYMA for your cadet.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2004
We found that supervision during students free time should be stricter considering that the student to teacher/adult ratio is small. As for the academics, the level of education is very good, but we were led to believe that closer supervision would be instituted to make sure the students do and get their work in on time, (after all, these are teenagers and they will try to get away with doing the minimal). We also feel that stricter discipline/self-control should be taught to the students, considering this is one of the main reasons we send our children to military schools, and pay this kind of tuition. Closer communications with parents and teachers/adults in-charge should be practiced more. Overall, other than these issues, it is a very good school with a very good level of education. They just need to adhere to their sales pitch for closer supervision, and, 'teaching' students discipline.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
i do not have the proper supervision as well as saftey that this school promises as they give their tour and presentation

- submitted by a community member

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: February 10, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

New York Military Academy
78 Academy Avenue, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY  12520
(845) 534-3710
Last modified New York Military Academy is a Private school that serves grades 1-12
New York Military Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top