Delaware Military Academy

Delaware Military Academy CampusOverview

Delaware Military Academy, DMA is a state chartered high-school situated in the US at Wilmington, Delaware. Publicly funded, this charter academy requires no admission only an application along with an interview. It was established in 2003 by retired US Navy officer, Charles Baldwin and retired US Army colonel, Jack Wintermantel. It enrolls around 560 cadets in nine grades each one of whom has to contribute his services in NJROTC, Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

Type Private
Grades 6-12
Gender All Boys
Tuition Fee
  •  For Alabama Residents: $20,405.00
  • For Non Alabama Residents: $21,525.00
Total Students 560
Teachers Ratio 1:8


The academy aims to prepare students for next levels of education and instill in them values of a good citizen, discipline, courteousness, and teamwork. In addition, the academy endeavors to provide a healthy blend of physical and mental environment prerequisite for gainful military training.


Delaware Military Academy Campus prade

The charter school is constructed with the premises of Red Clay Consolidated School District though it is not a part of it. The campus is designed with two buildings, Naval science Building and Talley Hall. While Talley hall comprises of academic classrooms, nurse’s office and main office, the building of Naval Science is an abode of school’s science department, cafeteria, gymnasium, weight room, offices of Naval Science Instructors, supply office of NJROTC, two dressing rooms, and cadet faculty office.

While the campus does not have spacious sports ground for various athletic activities, the academy arranges ground for the students in agreement with other schools and academies. It has also bought space in the nearby areas to expand the campus and includes more facilities for the students.

Address 112 Middleboro Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804, United States
County Wilmington
Size 320 Acres
Year Founded 2003
  •  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Alabama Independent School Association (AISA).
  • Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS)
  • Association of Military Schools and Colleges in the United States (AMSCUS)
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)


DMA is an excellent institution that offers complete college-preparatory education program. It provides “Honors” classes to ten to twelve grade students along with two other classes of Advanced Placement for students who have finished their prerequisite courses. Students are also required to take a mandatory course of Naval Science I to IV one class every year.

United States Navy and Delaware State have recognized the academy for its achievements in academic front. It has been titled “Superior” for consecutive five years on high scores at standardized testing. Considered to be the best military academy at the high-school level, DMA is the first among all JROTC high schools in the US who provide full-time navy education.


Delaware Military Academy Extra Activities

The academy has a membership of “Delaware Interscholastic Athletic association” and takes partakes in Diamond State Conference. It offers opportunities for both club sports and varsity sports to every DMA student. Further, it forms a freshmen team of students of IX grade in addition to typical varsity and junior varsity teams. Graduates of DMA have served the country in many national and international games. Some sports offered at DMA are:

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Ice Hockey
  • Softball
  • Marksmanship
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Outdoor Track
  • Winter Track


Since the school receives limited funding from the state; the academy does not have enough capital for overall development of school’s infrastructure and various facilities. It, therefore, generates required capital for holistic development of academy through fees and donations. For this, it has formed committees and clubs to keep at par with the education standards of the school in future as well.

Admission Information:

For any admission related queries reach out to:
Mr. Aaron Hawkins, Admissions Director

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