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MMA Prepares Young Men for College

If you are searching for a private boarding school in Texas consider the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen.

MMA is a private military school for boys in grades 7-12 with an optional post-graduate year. The school provides a college-preparatory curriculum, to include honors and advanced placement courses, in a focused and disciplined learning environment so young men develop the scholastic knowledge and life skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.

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We are not only a Texas Boarding School but we also attract students from across the country and throughout the world. MMA students have the opportunity to form lasting friendships with students from many different backgrounds and cultures.

Why Choose MMA Over Other Texas Boarding Schools?

Small Class Sizes

Class sizes are small with average numbers between 12 and 15 students. This allows teachers to provided individual attention to students when needed.

A Record of Success

We expect our students to attend college ... and they do. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted into colleges or universities. The school even employs a full-time counselor dedicated to helping students with their college plans and applications.

A Structured Environment

Our students live in a structure environment where each day's activities are carefully planned and rules are consistently followed.

Limited Distractions

Study distractions are minimized by limiting access to TV, video games and social media.

Teamwork Developed

Teamwork and leadership skills are developed through required participation in extra-curricular activities and the MCJROTC program which is unique among Texas boarding schools.

Convenient Location

MMA is conveniently located adjacent the Valley International Airport with direct service to major Texas airline hubs including Houston Hobby, Bush Intercontinental and Dallas Love field. South Padre Island, a major Texas tourist destination, is a short drive away.

Flight Training

MMA offers a flight training program in which students can earn their private pilot's license in one school year. Flight time is maximized by the consistently good South Texas weather. MMA's flight training program is unique among Texas boarding schools.

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