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About Us

Preparing Boys for Success Since 1965

Making A Difference

Marine Military Academy is a college-preparatory boarding school for young men in grades 7-12 with an optional postgraduate year. Since 1965, MMA is the only private school in the world based on the traditions and values of the U.S. Marine Corps. Located in Harlingen, Texas, MMA has been home to thousands of young men from across the world and is home to the historic Iwo Jima Monument.

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At A Glance

We apply the U.S. Marine Corps concepts of leadership and self-discipline to youth development and our college preparatory curriculum.

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History of MMA

MMA opened its doors in 1965 thanks to the vision of its founder, Capt William "Bill" Gary.

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The Campus

Take an online tour of our 142-acre, gated boarding school campus located in warm and sunny South Texas. The campus is a five minute walk from the region's largest airport and a short drive to South Padre Island.

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Iwo Jima Monument & Museum

Based on the flag raising on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945, the original 78-foot sculpture is located on the Marine Military Academy parade grounds.

Our museum gift shop includes MMA, Marine, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard items. Purchase items from our online catalog or visit us here in Harlingen.

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Iwo Jima Monument at Marine Military Academy
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