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St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy offers students from around the world college prep academics, competitive athletics, spiritual discovery, and leadership development for grades 7–12. 


For bright, motivated students, boarding schools offer opportunities and advantages that cannot be found elsewhere. A boarding school can provide a safe and structured environment, composed of well-rounded students, faculty and staff from different parts of the country, coming together in a supportive learning community. Some parents report by the first Families Weekend, they see a change in their children as they grow intellectually, find their voice among their peers, and develop self-confidence and character.

The Big Picture

Research continues to debunk myths and stereotypes associated with the boarding school experience. Boarding school students spend an average of 17 hours a week on homework, compared with 9 hours reported by private school students and 8 by public school students; boarding school students watch considerable less television and retain that pattern throughout life; and boarding school students enjoy more time with teachers, coaches and staff members due to smaller classroom settings, staff-chaperoned weekend outings and a family approach to the campus-life experience.*

Boarding schools are also not a place for troubled youth or restricted to only a privileged few who can afford to enroll their child.* Candidates applying for admission to SJNMA go through a rigorous screening process and interview; and scholarships and financial aid is available to enroll students who have a genuine desire to achieve their full potential, regardless of socioeconomic background.

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We base our education on four foundational pillars: academics, athletics, character & service, and leadership. Together, these help cadets meet and exceed their own expectations, creating better leaders for the future. 

*Source: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)