Bordentown Military Institute

Alumni Association



Board of B.M.I. Alumni Association        

President's Message


The BMI 2022 Reunion was an extraordinary event. I would like to personally thank the tireless behind-the-scenes work of the Board of Directors. The setting at the Bordentown Yacht Club couldn’t have been more accommodating for the camaraderie for all who attended. We all enjoyed talking with each other. Like the words in our Alma Mater, “Built high above the Delaware”, the Bordentown Yacht Club setting brought a special moment to our days when we attended BMI.


I would like to congratulate the newly elected 2022-2024 Board of Directors

President – Jack Harkins ‘67

Vice President - J C Platt ‘72
Treasurer – Bob Frisbie ‘61
Secretary/ Skirmisher Editor – Joe Porter ‘67
Board Members – James Lynch ‘72, Mark Josephson ‘71, Jeff Nissim ‘66

Looking forward to seeing you once again at the next BMI reunion – 10/25/24 and 10/26/24.

Have a joyful holiday and Happy New Year!

President   Jack Harkins ‘67


Rather Be Than Seem



Welcome to the Bordentown Military Institute Alumni Association site.  If you are a former cadet, please Contact Us either by e-mail or postal mail.  We would like to add you to our directory.  Please explore our site and see the activities of our Association.


Founded in 1881, the Bordentown Military Institute operated as an independent military school in Bordentown, New Jersey, for 91 years.  In 1972, it merged with the Lenox School in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Bordentown/Lenox was in existence for only one year, however, closing its doors completely in June 1973.


In the late 1980s, the inactive BMI Alumni Association re-formed and began scheduling biennial reunions.  Since then, the Association has grown in numbers and scope, thanks to a dedicated alumni board and extremely valuable volunteers.  Word-of-mouth connections and the Internet have also contributed to its resurgence, as have numerous people who have stumbled on the Web site and have been “found.”  Although the formal entity that was once BMI has gone, its spirit is very much alive.