Welcome to Utah Military Academy!

Utah Military Academy exists to serve the interest of students who desire a military environment.

Utah Military Academy is a 7-12 free, public charter school with two locations in Utah—Riverdale and Lehi.

Utah Military Academy exists to serve the interest of students who desire a military environment. We create this environment with a base of a strong, experienced board of directors, dedicated school leadership, and committed parents and community, who support the work of changing students into cadets. 

We demand a great deal of the cadets, and support them at every turn in a task-oriented process that ensures growth toward goals.



Utah Military Academy recognizes academic excellence is a requirement for admission to a United States Military Academy or to qualify for ROTC scholarships. In order for students to be fully prepared for its rigorous high school curriculum, the school will admit students beginning in seventh grade in order to build and strengthen necessary academic skills. 

We will also engage the family and community in supporting this culture both on campus and off. An important part of program implementation is the hiring and development of our professional staff. We recognize that many of the finest teachers may not have a military background, which will first entail a strong exposure and then complete adoption of culture among staff. It is from the demonstrated leadership of our staff that culture will be shared with cadets, family, and community.



The Utah Military Academy will prepare cadets as leaders to thrive in any competitive environment upon graduation with a focus on entrance into the military academies, ROTC scholarship programs in colleges and universities or other technically challenging opportunities related to the military culture. All of which result in maximizing their potential throughout life.

Core Commitments

We develop a strong set of Core Commitments for the cadets that includes:

  • Respect for themselves, their fellow cadets, faculty and staff, community and country
  • Integrity in every aspect of their life
  • Work ethic as a backbone of all accomplishment of the mind and body
  • Expectation of excellence as a key component of improvement
  • Gratitude for the opportunities provided them within Utah Military Academy, the community and our nation, with a focus on patriotism with determined and known purpose
  • Mind set of achievement in the face of daunting obstacles, challenges and odds

Strong Military Culture

We provide a strong military culture:

  • A facility consistent with the theme, function and environment consistent with the military
  • Culture that includes proper military etiquette, rank, drill and ceremony, rigorous attention to detail, and the demands of leadership
  • Exposure to engagements with military leaders, equipment and training opportunities, safely guided and appropriate for our students
  • Challenging assignments that will truly push our cadets beyond their own expectations.

Academic Environment of Excellence

We provide a 'no excuses' academic environment of excellence:

  • Data driven instruction techniques will drive the course instruction, creating an environment for attention to individual academic achievement
  • Technology engagement that will facilitate the most recent blended learning opportunities, which share in the individual learning and data driven instruction
  • Professional staff selected for their background with the primary focus on academic achievement, and military experience being secondary and something we are dedicated to inculcating within staff
  • Academic opportunities beyond the classroom to include support in applying to military academies, colleges and universities
  • Extracurricular opportunities that will provide opportunities for cadets to practice leadership and personal growth
  • Rigor in academic delivery by the cadets with the expectation of cadets learning to demonstrate commitment to academic excellence, with our professional staff providing guidance and support at every turn
  • Dedication of staff to mission, which is ultimately measured in the individual achievement of our cadets.

Family & Community

We work with the family and community:

  • Parental and family engagement in meaningful ways that support all aspects of the cadets
  • Public engagement opportunities such as presentation and retirement of colors, drill and ceremony, public speaking and presentations of honor
  • Exposure to leadership as examples of excellence, opportunity and goal setting
  • Service opportunities which will build Core Commitments leading to entrenchment of the building blocks of leadership

These areas encompass all aspects of the Utah Military Academy and provide the framework within which our cadets maximize their individual abilities.