Military High School Parents

When parents send their children to Wentworth Military Academy, we hold ourselves responsible for more than providing a first-rate education. We accept a wide range of obligations that affect every aspect of your child’s well-being, every moment of the day.

Our safety policies, living quarters, codes of conduct, recreational programs, and other procedures and policies all work together to ensure a safe, stimulating military high school environment that promotes your student’s personal growth and academic success.

This section answers some of parents’ most common questions about military high schools in general, and Wentworth Military Academy in particular.

If you have additional questions about Wentworth’s military high school program, we welcome your inquiries. Contact us at (660) 259-2221, Toll Free at (800) 962-7682 or via e-mail at admissions@wma.edu.


Students follow a tightly structured routine that eliminates distractions and helps students focus on classes and homework. Each day begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with classes from 8:10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., scheduled periods for athletics and extracurricular activities, and a mandatory two-hour study period each evening. Students must report back to barracks by 9:45 p.m., with lights out at 10 p.m.

For an hour-by-hour breakdown, download a copy of the daily call schedule for high school students.


Wentworth has multiple policies and procedures to guarantee a safe, secure environment for high school cadets. These policies include

  • 24-hour adult supervision in all venues, including barracks, classrooms, dining areas, and recreational facilties
  • Resident faculty member who lives in the dormitory.
  • Strict code-of-conduct policies that prohibit hazing, bullying, and inappropriate touching
  • A strict, zero-tolerance ban on smoking, alcohol, and drug use
  • State-of-the-art security systems (including surveillance cameras)
  • Close partnerships with local law enforcement


We employ two registered nurses on staff, with an 18-bed infirmary on campus. Numerous family-practice physicians and a full-service regional hospital are located within one mile of campus, and a Level III trauma center is less than half an hour away.


High school cadets live in Wentworth’s newest barracks building, Tillotson Hall. This state-of-the-art dorm facility features clean, modern rooms with a private lavatory for each unit. An adult faculty member lives in the dormitory for overnight supervision.


Students are allowed to have cellphones (usage is limited to evening and weekend hours), so you can talk or Facetime with your child. High-speed Internet service is available in the dorms and at various hot-spots throughout campus, enabling communication via e-mail, Skype, Twitter, and other platforms.


Basic tuition costs $34,500 per year for new high school cadets ($38,820 for international students). Wentworth offers numerous scholarship and loan programs to help families cover these tuition costs.

See the admissions page for details about costs, loans, and scholarship programs, or contact our Admissions Office at (660) 259-2221 or Toll Free at (800) 962-7682.