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Camden Military Academy
Boys, Military, Boarding, College preparatory
520 Hwy. 1 North, Camden, SC 29020
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Basic information

Founded Year: 1892

Campus Size: 40 acres

Grades Offered: 7--12,PG

Accredited by: NAIS, SAIS, AMSCUS

Student #: Boarding #298, Day #0, Total#298

International Students: 5%


Academic related:

Average Class Size: 12       

Student/Teacher Ratio: 1:8

Number of AP Courses: 8 AP+9 College Courses

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50%

SAT Average:1720(whole class); 1850(TOP 50%)

ESL: offer

Summer program: Offer


95% 4-year college acceptance!

College preparatory program offer 30 hours of college courses and 8 AP courses

SAT preparatory seminar is offered

The Academy provides students with the opportunity to take the SAT and ACT at each administration.

Students and parents work with college advisers to select the college or university best suited to each graduate.


School highlights

1.Small classes, typically 12 students per class

2.Dual Credit(college courses) offered on campus through University of South Carolina

3.100% students boarding

4.Special program: Military skills, Navigation, Physical fitness, Technology, Robert, driving, Marksmanship, 

5.We are non-profit, tax-exempt institution

6.Students are apprised of their academic progress every two weeks. Those students who earn less than a "C" for the two-week grading period in any class are required to attend a tutorial time with their teacher.



Camden has roots dating back to the Revolutionary War, historic antebellum homes and charm that remains unique in South Carolina. The city is less than 1.5 hour from the state capital, Columbia. Charlotte, NC, one of America's fastest growing cities, is only 90 miles away.  CMA is situated in the Midlands of South Carolina making a day trip to the coast or mountains around a 2 hour drive. Camden is also known as the "Steeplechase Capital of the World" due to the fact that Camden holds the world record for the most spectators to ever a witness a steeplechase event--70,000+ people! The community has a flourishing equine community and hosts several equine events throughout the year including both the Carolina and Colonial Cups, polo matches and numerous horse shows at the South Carolina Equine Center.  Nearest airport is Columbia SC (CAE) and Charlotte, NC(CLT), 1hour drive.



The campus is composed of fourteen buildings. There are three academic buildings and the Cline Library dedicated to academic pursuits. Housed in these buildings are all classrooms, a computer lab, and a science lab. The Cline Library houses the school’s 9,000-volume collection as well as periodicals and computer information services.


The Academy’s 350-seat dining hall allows for family-style meals, the entire cadet corps eats at one time. The modern infirmary, resident nurses, and school physician meet all cadet medical needs. The gym complex houses the gym, dressing rooms, and shower facilities for all athletic teams as well as the school’s band room. There are 3 tennis courts, a swimming pool, 3 athletic fields, and a state-of-theart track complex that features one of the nation’s premier running tracks.


15 Athletics & Sports:

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Clubs and Organizations:

Art Club, Battalion, Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, CMA Archaeological Society, Drama Club, Driving School, Equestrian Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fine Arts Club, Golf Club, International Club, Jazz Club, JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps), Junior Leadership, Key Club, Newspaper (School News), Paintball, Piano/Guitar Lessons, Robotics Team, Skateboarding, Social Media Team, Variety of Intramural Sports


Tuition and Board for international students: $35,995

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