Military Schools in Alabama - all School Types (1 Military School Found)

Lyman Ward Military Academy

Grades: 6-12 | Address: 174 Ward Circle, Camp Hill, AL 36850

Lyman Ward Military Academy stands apart from the usual educational model. Lyman Ward is one of 13 male-only boarding schools, offering a specialized experience to every young man who becomes part of its roster.Founded in 1898 by a New York minister who sought to bring educational opportunities to Alabamians who did not have the benefits […]

Military Academies in Alabama - all School Types

Alabama is a military-friendly state. JROTC is available in many public high schools. In addition, the state has many ROTC opportunities. Army ROTC has a presence in 10 Alabama colleges and universities. Auburn University has one of the largest Navy ROTC classes in the nation. And Air Force ROTC is available at seven Alabama Universities.

In addition to JROTC and ROTC military training, Alabama has two private military schools: Lyman Ward Military Academy and Marion Military Institute.

Lyman Ward Military Academy is both a junior high school and a high school. This is a small, boys-only boarding school located in Camp Hill, Ala. Marion Military Academy, located in Marion, Ala., is a two-year college for both men and women.


Lyman Ward Military Academy and Marion Military Institute are both located in rural Alabama. However, they are only about 120 miles apart, and each is within 75 miles of Montgomery, Ala., the state’s capitol. In addition, Lyman Ward Military Academy is conveniently located near the twin cities of Auburn-Opelika, Ala.

Lyman Ward Military Academy is roughly 100 miles from either Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta or Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham. Marion Military Academy is about 80 miles from the airport in Birmingham and about 230 miles from Atlanta's airport.


Ninety percent of students who attend Lyman Ward Military Academy continue their education in college, many at Marion Military Institute.

Marion Military Institute, a two-year college, prepares young men and women to attend one of the nation’s military academies: West Point Military Academy in New York, the United States Naval Academy in Maryland or the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. In addition, students may continue their education and ROTC training at any other four-year institution or choose an early commissioning program (ECP) from which a student may graduate to become a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

Other Training Commands

Alabama is also home to several army and air force training commands. The United States Army has both its flight training school and its warrant officer training school in Fort Rucker, which is located near Enterprise, Ala. And Maxwell Air Force Base, located in Montgomery, Ala., is home to the Air University, which includes the Air War College.

With educational opportunities that range from sixth grade at Lyman Ward Military Academy through senior-level military officers at the Air War College, Alabama stands ready to educate men and women for leadership in all branches of the United States military service.