Mission Statement

The mission of Oak Ridge Military Academy, a college preparatory school, is to provide a diverse educational environment that encourages academic excellence, rewards self-discipline, and develops leadership potential. The structured military environment reinforces the mission and adds a transformative set of skills and values that can be applied throughout life.



The philosophy of Oak Ridge Military Academy is to stress the importance of preparing students for college and for life by teaching them the attitudes, information, and skills they will need to successfully meet the requirements of a college curriculum. It is the philosophy of Oak Ridge Military Academy that this personal and academic development can best be achieved through a comprehensive program which addresses the development of the total person. This program includes a challenging, college preparatory academic curriculum; a leadership program administered through the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership, Education, and Training (LET) curriculum; physical education; and development of personal integrity through the Academy honor system.

The Corps of Cadets

The Corps of Cadets is organized as a battalion that is comprised of several line companies and Headquarters Company. A cadet’s rank and position within the Corps are determined by academic and military performance, participation in Oak Ridge Military Academy activities, and demonstrated leadership potential. All cadets are required to adhere to the regulations and policies outlined in the Cadet & Parent Handbook and the provisions of the Cadet Honor Code and Creed.

Cadet Honor Code: I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

Cadet Creed: I will be honest and courteous, respect the rights and dignity of others, and be proud of how I act and who I am.

Faculty Creed: What we teach and do for our cadets is important, but more important is what we teach them to do for themselves.

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