School Details

Camden Military Academy

520 Hwy 1 N, Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-6001
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades 7-12 243 students 12 students/teacher (SC avg is 16)

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About this school

Camden Military Academy is a private high school in Camden. 243 children attend Camden Military Academy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Camden Military Academy is 12:1. Camden High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Hispanic 5% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 30% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son is in his first year at Camden and his junior year in high school. He went from honor roll student in middle school to not caring about anything in high school. He went from probably not graduating from high school to the deans list his FIRST semester at Camden. He has been promoted twice already and is now taking responsibility for his actions. He is also more involved in school activities and sports. Camden has been great for our son and for our family. The administration and support staff are responsive and supportive to our son and us. We LOVE his TAC officer who takes great care of our son and is totally responsive to our concerns and questions. We would recommend Camden to anyone. It has helped develop our son emotionally physically and academically develop into a great young man. In fact our son asked us midway through the semester if we could afford it could he please go back to Camden next year because he felt that is what he needed to make sure he didn't screw up his high school career. For a 16 year old boy to develop that much maturity in one semester I credit Camden. In his first 2 years of high school his dad and I couldn't help him.

  • (9 months ago)

    Camden Military Academy is a wonderful school . My son has been there for the last 2 years and he has been doing excellent. The school 's academic curriculum is on point and the staff is great. Parents are kept informed of students progress continually with the 2 week evaluations . I really like that. Administration is available to answer questions. The infirmary staff is excellent .

  • (9 months ago)

    Camden Miliary Academy is everthing you want as a parent for a young man!!! My son went from failing grades and no leadership skills to now passing with A's & B's and is a Sergeant with his company and leading other cadets. Camden has built character in my son and has taught him how to become a leader. His Tactical Officer Sergeant Major Wilder is one of the worlds best teachers in developing boys into men as well as the rest of the Camden staff.

  • (10 months ago)

    Our family was searching for a school that would fully develop our son into a man. We desired a school that would teach responsibility discipline courtesy and respect in addition to standard academic subjects and sports. Furthermore our son was searching for a way to express his independence and self-reliance. We were fortunate to find Camden Military Academy and are greatly impressed with Camden's ability to transform our son in such a short period of time. By the end of October of his first year our son was displaying respect and courtesy which he was previously lacking. In addition through Camden's approach to academics and their tutoring program we were greatly pleased to see a rapid improvement in our son's grades. Our son is happy at Camden because he likes the independence that a boarding school provides while still providing structure and supervision. We strongly recommend Camden Military Academy to prospective families searching for a truly unique and rewarding academic experience.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has attended Camden for the last year and I cannot say enough about the security it has brought to me as well as pride in my son and joy for him in his academic successes during this time. In less than 1 year he has went from a failing student to one that is well above average academically. It's been years since Alex has passed all his subjects and I'm happy to say he will finish out the year passing all of his courses and begin High School at Camden this Fall.

  • (10 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very impressed with Camden Military Academy and the people who run it. I live in Camden and work as a district director for the public school system. I have had the opportunity to visit CMA many times and provide professional development to the staff. As I step on the campus it is evident that they build character in the young men as each one with whom I speak are most respectful and helpful and willing to assist me in getting to the right place. One even carried in my supplies without being asked! The staff are eager to make the school the best it can be. On a personal note I have mentored cadets who come to my church and I appreciate the partnership in spirituality that is instilled in these youngsters. CMA recently built a chapel and it is good to see cadets in worship. I wish I had a son who could benefit from the love support and academic rigor at CMA.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son graduated from CMA in 2008 and is now an officer in the United States Air Force. He entered Camden at age 15 as a rebellious (but intelligent) young man. After graduating from Camden he was prepared to succeed at a prestigious university. I would not boast about CMA's academic programs....they are similar to most high schools...however the leadership training made the difference for our son.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son was on a 504 Plan in Florida Public Schools and was failing. We elected to send him to CMA because we knew he was intelligent the school system just wanted to continue to promote him when his reading and math skills were D's & F's. He began CMA in the 7th grade. He will begin his Senior year this fall. He enjoys his education now and has the necessary skills to be a successful adult.

  • (1 year ago)

    Camden Military Academy is an excellent school. CMA serves young men in grades seven through twelve as well as post-graduate. I came to work here in 1976 and have seen hundreds of success stories. The school strives to challenge students in academics and athletics as well as their character development. Camden Military proves to the students that determination consistency and hard work actually pay off. Respect for authority and good study skills are two of the most important things I think our school has to offer. The opportunity to set and accomplish your goals is and has always been here. I highly recommend Camden Military Academy to any young man who desires to lead a successful life.

  • (1 year ago)

    Camden Military Academy may be the wisest decision you will ever make regarding your son's future. Does he need structure guidance motivation.....? That is exactly what we do best at CMA. As a faculty member for 20 some years now it still amazes me to see the positive impact our school has on these young men. Parents notice and welcome that as well. My former students come back years after graduation to thank me and the rest of us for having steered them in the right direction. I enjoy being an effective part in helping our students be the best they can ever be. A great working environment also.

  • (1 year ago)

    A month ago I joined the CMA family and work in the Admissions Department. Here is what I have experienced in the short amount of time I have been here. The leadership starting with the headmaster Col. Boland all the way down is committed to the development of the cadets academically athletically physically emotionally and spiritually. The teachers are competent and caring and the coaches are skilled and determined. The TAC officers are from military backgrounds with years of experience and are also great father figures which young men desperately need especially in these years of their lives. The cadets I have met and worked with in this short time are some of the finest young men I have ever met and I have worked with literally thousands of young people over my 16 years of working with students ages 13-19. I have been blown away by the respect discipline hard work and character of these young men. Perfect no they are teenagers but many of them are some of the finest young men you would ever want to meet. If you are even remotely considering a military boarding school for your son or grandson I strongly encourage you to consider Camden Military Academy.

  • (2 years ago)

    Camden Military Academy helps boys achieve success! Our small classes mandatory study hall and caring faculty enable many students who struggle academically to experience success for the first time while challenging other students with college level courses. The military program emphasizes self-discipline respect for others and responsibility for one s own actions. Our young men have a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills and self-confidence. I am proud to be a long-time faculty member at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wonderful opportunity for these young men.... they thrive academically build leadership and character. It helps prepare them for their future.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am the Annual Fund Coordinator at CMA and I have been employed here for the past 8 years. I have been most impresssed with the faculty staff and administrators in their roles to provide each student with the lessons and experience and discipline needed to develop their confidence and leadership roles and learn better study habits. I've witnessed the metamorphasis of boys to men and heard the parents express their surprise and delight with those positive changes. Mothers have called us in tears because they have lost hope that their sons will ever graduate from high school and possibly end up in juvenile detention if something isn't done. Those boys have come here and followed our "whole man" development concept and have graduated and gone on to college. We give students a chance to test their potential and see that their future can hold more possibilities than they can imagine. This is a great school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son had a great experience at CMA. The staff and faculty are caring and concerned about the boys that attend the academy. The college classes our son took at Camden helped him tremendously in college by giving him a leg up in his coursework. I would recommend the school to anyone who hs a son that wants to learn self discipline and how to properly interact with his peers. The school has been a blessing to our family and we could not have been happier with the people who work there.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would advise anyone who is considering this school for their child to hear me. The things that you are told are far from the truth. The students are hazed so badly with the knowledge and approval of many staff members I am surprised there are not more suicides. My son went there at the age of 14 is now 32 and has sever anxiety from the unjust treatment. God is healing him but this should have NEVER happened. We trusted this school with his life. I teach school and understand the problems that come with disabilities such as disorganization lack of focus and ability to retain information but treating young boys like they do only makes it worse. My heart brakes for these children who are there. If you are still considering this as an option please precede with caution. You don't get that time back or to replace bad memories with good ones. There is not a rating that I can give them that is just. I hope things have changed especially with the authority given to the upper classmates. Outside the school people are serving time for this type of behavior.

  • (2 years ago)

    I live near the school and can honestly say that the Cadets are the most respectful teenagers that I have ever seen. They are all very polite and helpful young men. Camden Military Academy is a blessing to the Camden community.

  • (2 years ago)

    Camden has been a life-changing experience for not only my son but the entire family. Grant my son is currently in his 2nd year is in the 9th grade and currently on Honor Roll. He has learned a measure of patience and the importance of discipline but most importantly he has experienced progressive success both large and small steps while in a strict and nurturing environment. When AMTRAK changed their policy I was stunned and frantic. However with the help of Camden Administration I am now in a car pool that is working smoothly. Richmond VA to Camden SC is 338 miles....it can be done. Lastly a personal "shout-out" to Sergeant Major Wilder Grant's TACT Officer for his endless patience kindness and willingness to tackle any issue that concerns one of his cadets. " on Camden Military Academy's timeline.

  • (2 years ago)

    Camden military has been the best thing that has happened to our son and we are very thankful for the support Camden has given our son. He has been there for a year now and he has lots of self confidence now and better grades.

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