New York Military Academy, established in 1889 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, is a college preparatory military school for day and boarding students in grades 7 through 12. NYMA is dedicated to a comprehensive and substantive process of developing young leaders who are ‘Set Apart for Excellence’ by being inspired, engaged, and ready for success and fulfillment in college and in life. Utilizing a military “community model” and a rigorous academic curriculum grounded by demand for competence in the classical disciplines, NYMA graduates are thoughtfully prepared to seek out extraordinary lives of accountability and service. Academy cadets pursue a 21st Century curriculum alongside a structured, leadership and life-skills focused military program guided by the school’s decades-long affiliation with the United States Army JROTC. Not only is this method a proven educational approach for intentional and forward-looking students, but this unique model also offers more peer leadership opportunity, self-reliance, personal accountability, real-life creativity and thoughtful structure that is available to aspiring young leaders in most other public, independent, or charter schools. NYMA prepares students for the challenges of college. By the time they graduate NYMA cadets will have had access to: a variety of meaningful leadership experiences; a robust curriculum geared toward 21st-century priorities (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication.); and a solid core of lifetime fitness and outdoor learning skills. These are the intangibles that make NYMA a unique educational experience.