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Camden Military Academy

Call: 803-432-6001
Camden Military Academy

At a glance

Location Camden, SC
Tuition $19,995
Grades 7-12 Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Boys Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 8:1 Endowment $1,000,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 80%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 302

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 15

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars -
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?


Region Columbia SC Area
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
Junior Boarding School
All Grades 7-12
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Boys
Established 1950
Dress Code Other(Military Dress)
School Setting Small Town
Head of School Col. Eric Boland
Endowment $1,000,000


Camden Military Academy's mission, first articulated by Colonel James F. Risher, headmaster of Carlisle Military School and founder of Camden Military Academy, is to accept young men of unfulfilled promise and lead them to a future of success. This philosophy, with its roots firmly established at Carlisle, has served young men at Camden now for half a century. Cadets learn to practice the concepts of honor, integrity, and duty as they grow in their everyday lives on campus. They learn to accept responsibility for their successes and failures in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in their military roles. Cadets are encouraged to develop their own individual strengths and talents while at the same time to respect the rights of others.

The school's philosophy is to develop the "whole man" to the end that he is prepared not only academically, but also emotionally, physically, and morally, to face the trials and meet the opportunities that will be his after he leaves Camden Military Academy.


Full Time Faculty 24
Part Time Faculty 9
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 17
Student/Faculty ratio 8:1
Average Class Size 15

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 302
Boys 302
% Boys/Girls 100%/0%
Boarding Students 302
% of International Students 5%


Director of Admission R. Casey Robinson
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 100
Application Deadline(s) Rolling
Acceptance Rate 80%
Total Applicants 302
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Boarding Student Tuition $19,995
International Student Tuition $34,995

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  • Mar 31, 2014
    Alumnus/Year Graduated: 1970

    Please share a few thoughts about your experiences with Camden Military Academy: I am a graduate of Camden Military Academy. There is no doubt that the decision to attend CMA as a junior in high school was one of the most important decisions of my life. I went from lost in the group with failing grades to A s and B s. The smaller classes allowed me to be heard, and the teachers helped me with my weaknesses. The school encourages the individual to rise to the top according to their desires instead of being buried in the traditional school setting. It gives you an opportunity to make your own choices. For me, it opened the door to success and allowed me to attend the University of my choice.


Contact Info

Phone 803-432-6001
Address 520 Hwy 1 N - Camden, SC 29020 USA
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