Our passion is changing young men's lives!

  • LWMA is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA).

  • The Academy holds membership in the Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AAIS), the Association of Military Schools and Colleges in the United States (AMSCUS), and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

  • Lyman Ward graduates have been accepted to colleges and universities throughout the world, as well as to all branches of the United States Military. 

Dean's Message
On behalf of the faculty, thank you for your interest in the Lyman Ward Military Academy academic program. Our academics program offers exciting courses that challenges our cadets and encourages their development.

We believe in developing a lifelong appreciation for learning and ensuring that our cadets from grades 6 through 12 have an opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.

Our classes are taught by professional men and women who are passionate about their subjects and about educating today’s young men. LWMA has been educating young men since 1898 and we understand and embrace how they learn, play and interact with each other. Our class sizes are small because studies have shown a direct correlation between smaller class sizes and improved grades and test scores.

Our structured environment and small classes allow our young men to fully apply themselves and to benefit from the dedication of our talented faculty members. As we continue to move forward into the 21st century, educators must be prepared to offer rigorous courses, a student-centered approach to teaching, an appreciation for the positive influence technology has in education, and a constant desire to see what is new on the horizon in education.

Lyman Ward Military Academy is ready for these challenges. I invite you to learn more about our academic program by visiting our school at your earliest convenience. I also encourage you to learn about our active college placement office, our core classes and our electives. If there is something you would like to know more about, please contact me at any time.
Thank you again for learning more about Lyman Ward Military Academy!
LTC Doug Reynolds
Dean of Academics                      
Staff & Faculty
Ms. Toni Baker

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Academic Dean
Email: (Retired) LTC Douglas Reynolds
Office: 256-455-4914
Cell: 256-307-2533
At the Academy Since: 2016