Howe Military Academy

5755 N. State Road 9/P.O.Box 240
Howe, IN 46746-0467
     Tel: (260)562-2131
Grades: 7 - 12 | 162 students
Howe Military Academy is a private, Episcopal, co-educational, college-preparatory boarding school with a military tradition located in Howe, Indiana.  Howe has a 90% college attendance rate.  Serving grades 7-12, Howe offers a unique leadership curriculum blending knowledge, character development, and application providing students advantages not found elsewhere.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1884

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Howe Military Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 8 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses
Average SAT score 1450
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,000
Tuition Notes $335 technology fee for High School $235 technology fee for Middle School $39000 for international students
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Major Tam Haas


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Acolytes, Alpha Delta Tau, Cannon Crew, Choir, Color Guard, CyberPatriot, Drill Team, ECS Club, Foreign Language Club, History Club, Iron Guard, Junior Classic League, L.I.F.E., Marching Band, Martial Arts, National Honor Society, Old Guard, Raiders, Robotics, Running Club, SCUBA, Sea Scouts, Speech Team, Student Government, Table Tennis, Varsity Howe Club, Yearbook Staff Acolytes, Cannon Crew, Choir, Color Guard, CyberPatriot, Drill Team, ECS Club, History Club, Iron Guard, L.I.F.E., Marching Band, Martial Arts, Old Guard, Raiders, Robotics, Running Club, SCUBA, Sea Scouts, Speech Team, Table Tennis, Yearbook Staff, Alpha Delta Tau,
Foreign Language Club,
Junior Classic League,
National Honor Society,
Student Government,
Varsity Howe Club,

School Notes:

  • Howe is an independent, college-preparatory, co-ed, very selective, boarding school affiliated with the Episcopal Church for grades 7-12. Nestled on a 100 acre park-like setting, Howe is located in northeast Indiana’s beautiful lake country.

  • Day School offered to students within a 30 mile radius of our campus for grades 7-12.
  • After his death, the estate of Mr. John B. Howe, a successful educator, attorney, businessman and author, was combined with funds from Mrs. Howe and others to open the school in 1884. Ten years after the opening of the school, Howe was changed from a grammar school to a military school.
  • Howe’s cadets learn how to transfer the benefits of military discipline, organization, and leadership to their college and career path.
  • All high school cadets are required to enroll in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps classes.
  • Howe’s JROTC program has been recognized, since 1921 by the United States Army, as a program 'with distinction'.
  • Now working with Trine University, Howe offers dual credit courses to juniors and seniors. Ninety-seven percent of Howe’s graduates go on to college and University studies.

Profile last updated: 09/08/2014

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The nearest high school is Sturgis Christian School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sturgis Christian School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sturgis Christian School (2.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

5 months ago
As a parent I cannot say enough about what goes on at this school. It does have a military structure but that''s what has given my son the self control and confidence (which he did not have at his prior school) to thrive. It has been a beautiful thing to see this transformation. The loving but firm guidance by teachers and staff have provided my son the platform needed to maintain solid grades, participate in sports and succeed socially with his peers. I can say without hesitation that after one year at Howe my wife and I have a different kid. I look forward to the next two years as he matures and moves up the ranks. He''s now thinking of how he can help other kids (this is an entirely new concept for him to be sure). Howe works tirelessly day after day to help grow these kids. As a result, from the outside looking in, they absolutely produce miracles.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
This school has been an absolute blessing for my son and family
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
This is a wonderful school for all types of children. The classrooms are small and the focus is on creating a customized learning program that promotes academic excellence. All most all of the graduates go on to college, and 100% get accepted to a college. Wonderful experience - we will be returning!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
The Howe School was instrumental in my son''s success. He thrived on the structure and individualized instruction. Small class sizes made it possible to move through the curriculum at a comfortable pace, keeping class time interesting and challenging. Consistent positive reinforcement of good grades and behavior encouraged students to do the right thing. Leadership opportunities prepared them for life after Howe.
- Posted by Parent

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