Oakland Military Academy

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Oakland Military Academy
 United States
Founded 1935 [1]
Founder John S. Sarcka [1]
Status Closed
Gender Male
Not to be confused with Oakland Military Institute Prep Academy in Oakland, California.

Oakland Military Academy was founded in Oakland, New Jersey in the 1930s by the Sarcka family. During the 1950s, the military curriculum was discontinued, and the academy was moved to New Windsor, New York. The academic program was discontinued in the early 1970s, although the Oakland School of Horsemanship continued until about 1980, closing after the passing of John Sarcka.

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni includes many civic and business leaders.

  • Fred Kummer, founder of the Adam's Mark hotel chain[2]
  • Denzel Washington.[3]
  • Charles H. Mallery, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL


  1. ^ a b "The valley of homes : the Ponds, Yaupough, Oakland, 1695-1952". The Oakland Military Academy a private boarding school of about one hundred pupils was founded in 1935 by John S Sarcka. 
  2. ^ Berger, Jerry (1996-03-12). "Making his mark". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 1D. NewsBank ID 0EB04F8AAF8F44DE. Fred [Kummer] at 13, as a cadet at Oakland Military Academy in New Jersey. 
  3. ^ "Denzel Washington: 'I Try To Send A Good Message'". Parade Magazine. December 12, 1999. Archived from the original on April 11, 2006. 

Coordinates: 41°01′45″N 74°14′12″W / 41.0293°N 74.2367°W / 41.0293; -74.2367