Type: All-male college-preparatory military
Religious Affiliation: Christian (Presbyterian)
Yearly Tuition: $24,000 (Boarding)
Year Founded: 1879
Average Class Size: 12
Application Deadline: None
Teacher – Student Ratio: 1:8
Chamberlain-Hunt Academy (CHA) is a private, coeducational, Christian college-preparatory military school located in 124 McComb Avenue, Port Gibson, Mississippi, United States. It was originally founded in 1879 by Dr. Jeremiah Chamberlain and David Hunt as a successor to Oakland College, another Presbyterian institution founded in 1830 and had been forced to close during the American Civil War in 1861. In 1988 the school was consolidated into the French Camp Academy although it continues to operate autonomously with its own unusually strict traditions.
As a college-preparatory military school, Chamberlain-Hunt Academy is known for its unusually strict traditions and exceptionally rigorous military discipline. The school offers a structured environment: daily schedule in the study hall and for classes, compulsory athletic programs and activities, enforced uniform and haircut. Rigorous academic training is observed to ensure that every cadet who graduates is prepared for higher education.
As a prominent Christian school, catechism, bible lessons and values education is integrated into the curriculum. Prayer and chapel service is integrated into the cadet’s schedule as well. Chamberlain-Hunt Academy describes itself as “one of the few military schools left in the U.S. that self-consciously maintains its distinctive Christian character and strict military discipline”. Its core belief is that discipline is essential to successful learning and living in God’s world.
Chamberlain-Hunt Academy is coeducational and enrolls both female and male into the day student program. But only males are enrolled as boarding students in both the school year and summer programs.
The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS). The academy is a member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools in the U.S. (AMCSUS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
124 McComb Avenue
Port Gibson, Mississippi
United States 39150
Tel: 601.437.4291 ext. 223
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