• Character
  • Knowledge
  • Influence



BUILDING CHARACTER – Leadership begins with a foundation of strong personal values. Virtues like loyalty to a cause larger than self, commitment to duty, respect for self and others, integrity and courage are lived out every day at Oak Ridge Military Academy.

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GROWING KNOWLEDGE – As a college preparatory school, knowledge is a primary focus of our mission. Knowledge is the engine that drives positive leadership.

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POSITIVE INFLUENCE – “The true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” John Maxwell.

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“ORMA has changed my son’s life and trajectory beyond measure…. What I have witnessed in just one year has far exceeded my hopes. The staff at ORMA are an extended family who deeply care about the cadets. Now a JROTC officer, a strong student, and confident leader among peers, it blows my mind that Corey can’t wait to get back to school in August. The changes in my son brought about by ORMA bring tears of pride, joy, and gratitude to my eyes quite often. I literally thank God for ORMA. This school is priceless and a great asset to the community.”

Sandra (parent), June 2019

“Coming to ORMA has helped me become more confident, strong, and proud. It has truly changed my life. Supportive teachers, military instructors, and coaches have all helped me realize my capabilities and achieve things I never imagined I could do.”

Corey (student), June 2019

Our son was not performing the best at his old school, but at ORMA, the teachers and staff provided the much needed structure and discipline he needed to excel. He loved the academics and he found learning to be fun. After 1 month and as a junior in high school, he joined the National Guard. Our son graduated in May 2016. He was accepted to The Citadel and VMI with a full scholarship and chose The Citadel. We will forever be grateful to ORMA and what it represents in providing a unique learning environment. If you feel your child is not performing at his/her best and doesn’t fit in to the standard school structure, then I would encourage you to check out ORMA. I’m not sure we would be where we are today if it were not for this school.

Suzanne Hayes

When Payden came to ORMA, she not only succeeded, she thrived and grew into her confident self again. I appreciate the patience you have shown when I felt so far away from her and needed your help. You have done a great job in every aspect of her life and now next year her brother will join the ORMA family. Being a single mom, I need the leadership and discipline your school offers. I trust you with the jewels of my heart. We never know what God has waiting for us, but I consider this one of my biggest blessings. You gave our family something you can never imagine. We are whole again.

Patricia Fisher

Enclosed is a gift for the academy in appreciation for the care and attention that was given our daughter, Mary Claire. Oak Ridge’s mission and philosophy did prepare Mary Claire for college and life. She will always remember the school as “home” and the faculty and staff as “family.”

Evelyn and Ron

I noticed a great change in David’s attitude and behavior over this past Easter break. Thank you.


I wanted to extend my compliments to you as the commandant. Your efforts and duty are way and beyond the call of duty. Your job is the most difficult in the academy. I think your wisdom is unsurpassed as to the cadets and their psychological potential reality in this difficult world. Please forward this message to the new president. If you don’t, I will.


The school is doing a great job, and I want to voice my appreciation especially to you for having an open door policy and hearing my concerns. You’ve not only heard my concerns, you’ve addressed them and made changes accordingly. This is why my son attends ORMA and will do so until graduation. Keep up the good work and again, thank you.