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New Mexico Military Institute
New Mexico Military Institute
101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201, United States
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New Mexico Military Institute
 

New Mexico Military Institute

101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201, United States

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
9 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
US $13,629 to 20,065/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16 to 1
Enrolment:
Boarding: 843 (Gr. 9 - 12)

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Jasmine Small

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School Address
101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201 , United States

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About this school:

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Located in Roswell, New Mexico, the New Mexico Military Institute offers a rich history and tradition of educating tomorrow’s leaders through a program of strong, challenging academics, leadership preparation, and character development. Known as “The West Point of the West,” NMMI remains the only state-supported co-educational college preparatory high school and junior college in the United States.


The Our Kids review of New Mexico Military Institute

our take

There are often misconceptions about military schools, and a look at the alumni of NMMI is a good indication of that. You’d expect to find military leaders, and there are indeed those. That said, there are others, too, including actor Owen Wilson, journalist Sam Donaldson, the NBA’s Lewis Lloyd, and policy analyst William Polk. There are lots of others too, representing the full range of American professional life.
 
The lesson is that military school is for lots of students, not just those intending a career in the military. NMMI offers a structured academic experience, and the values piece is an important draw as well. Students live and learn in an environment that prizes honor, respect, ethical leadership, and inclusive of a robust program of physical fitness. The ideal student is one looking for a challenge, and who thrives in a setting where expectations are clear, and success rewarded.



Principal's Message

principal

Jerry W. Grizzle PhD, Superintendent

Since 1891, the NMMI Experience, an educational experience founded on the principles of “Duty, Honor and Achievement,” continues to flourish in the 21st Century.While strong in heritage and tradition, NMMI is a progressive college-preparatory high school and university parallel junior college that employs the military model to educate and train our cadets to attain excellence in academics, in character development, and in physical fitness, while providing them practical leadership opportunities in every campus endeavor and empowering them with the responsibility and authority to promote ethical behavior and to develop into leaders of character.

The NMMI Experience is one of daily growth, change, challenge, and opportunity – the kind of opportunity that enables our cadets, and faculty and staff, to learn new things, to meet new people, to exchange ideas, and to debate current and future issues.NMMI’s life-enriching activities and programs provide a well-rounded, “whole person” educational experience for the Institute’s Corps of Cadets.Although NMMI shares similarities with our nation’s Service Academies and state military colleges, approximately 80% of our graduates rise to important positions in civilian careers at the local, state and national level.

What does it take to succeed as an NMMI cadet? You must be willing to invest the necessary time and effort, seek out and take the initiative, and accept the responsibility for yourself and your actions that will lead to your success at NMMI. Are you ready to make the commitment? Are you ready to succeed in achieving your goals? If you are, then we here at NMMI are ready to support you as you carve out your own NMMI Experience.

I invite you to explore this web site to learn more about our Nation’s only State-supported, nationally accredited, coeducational military boarding high school and university parallel junior college and how NMMI is meeting the educational needs of young men and women for the 21st century.


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


  • Approach:
    Focus Special needs
    Military Gifted


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.



    Curriculum Pace

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What NMMI says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities

    Primary Developmental Priority:

    What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    NMMI offers limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    NMMI does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What NMMI says:
    • Extracurricular activities involve seventy five percent of the Corps of Cadets. Activities include marching, concert and jazz bands, string ensemble, color guards, rifle, and drill teams. Cadets may also participate in the Pre-Med Club, Drama Club, Chess Club, Phi Theta Kappa, speech and writing contests, Shakespeare Festival, German, Mexican and Polynesian Clubs, African American Student Alliance, Astronomy Club, Ski Club, HAM Radio Club, Bataan Memorial Death March, Centennial Flame Guard, Leadership Education and Development, Spirit Squad, Hiking Club, Fencing Club, Character Counts, Paint ball and National Honor Society. Cadet publications include the Bronco (the yearbook) and the Maverick (literary magazine.)

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs offered: None


    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
    9101112
    Boarding (Domestic: in province)US $13,629
    Boarding (Domestic: out of province)US $19,463
    Boarding (International)US $20,065
    What NMMI says: DOES NOT INCLUDE FUNDS FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES WHICH VARIES DEPENDING ON SPENDING HABITS. COLLEGE CADETS WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR TEXTBOOKS.

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 843
    Average enrollment per grade211
    Gender (grades)9 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)100%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)9 - 12
    Entrance Exam(s)9 - 12
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Boarding students:
    Rolling


    What NMMI says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student New Mexico Military Institute is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student Type9101112
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


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