St. John's Military School

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Through the main gate of campus, the Teardrop (named for the shape of the area) welcomes visitors with over 150 flags donated by alumni, friends, and family of St. John's Military School.  Vanier Academic Center faces the main gate.
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Through the main gate of campus, the Teardrop (named for the shape of the area) welcomes visitors with over 150 flags donated by alumni, friends, and family of St. John's Military School.  Vanier Academic Center faces the main gate.
This photograph has been taken facing the main gate of campus with Armstrong Chapel on the right hand side.  The young men of St. John's Military School attend chapel twice a week:  A Wednesday morning prayer service, and a full service on Sundays.
Just to the right of Armstrong Chapel is Clem-Ferris Hall, which is the living quarters for Headquarters Company (HHC).  Headquarters Company is where all new students reside for their first 6 weeks during their training program.  This way all new students can learn and live alongside one another in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.
Sage Hall is the home of Bravo Company - the living quarters for 5th through 8th grade students.  Upon completion of the 6 week new Cadet training period, middle school students will receive their 'Company Assignment' to this living quarters.
Just to the left of Sage Hall is the Stevens Center.  This main floor of this building houses the 'Mess Hall' for all campus meals, the offices of the Commandant and Deputy Commandant, the nurses residence, a 9 bed infirmary, the barber shop, and the D. Dale Browning formal reception room.  In the basement of Stevens Center are the JROTC classrooms, and a state of the art 12 position rifle range.
Jack Vanier Hall (or JVH) is the living quarters for upper school Cadets, grades 9-12.  Like the other living quarters, each room is set for private two student accommodations.  This 6 million dollar facility is just in its 2nd year of use and features a recreation center in the basement with movie theaters, pool tables, ping pong tables, snack bar, video game machines, state of the art fitness facility, and conference/game room.
Cadets can use this room in the recreation center of Jack Vanier Hall for meetings, games, and use of the Nintendo Wii system.
The snack bar in the recreation center of Jack Vanier Hall is open and adult supervised on the weekends.  Cadets may order snack foods like pizza, chips, candy, soda, popcorn, hot dogs, and check out movies to watch in one of the two movie theaters, or check out a video game to play on either the XBOX 360 or Playstation 3 video game consoles that are available.
3 pool tables are located in the Jack Vanier Hall recreation center.
Cadets enjoying Ping Pong on the 3 tables located in the Jack Vanier Hall recreation center.
St. John's Military School in Salina, Kansas, was founded in 1887.
For over 125 years, the school has been dedicated to the development of young men.
Our principal objective is to help ensure their future lives are filled with success, happiness, and personal fulfillment.
This is achieved through a rigorous academic environment complemented by a structured campus life, promoting the development of personal qualities such as personal graces, confidence, respect, high moral character, and leadership values that will be indispensable to them in their future years.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1887

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Average ACT score 22

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $34,100
Tuition Notes $34,100.00 includes tuition, room and board, uniform fees, fixed fees, miscellanious fees, technology fee, and textbook rental. Some monthly incidental charges are additional.
Admissions Director MAJ Robert Forde
Admissions Associate Debby Edgerton

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Fencing, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Tennis, Weightlifting, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Drill TeamFencing,
FootballGolf,
Indoor SoccerMarksmanship,
RiflerySoccer,
TennisWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boy Scouts, Cadet Patrol, Chapel Choir, Chapel Council, Civil Air Patrol, Color Guard, Fencing, Honor Guard, Paintball, Scuba Club, Tae Kwon Do Boy Scouts, Cadet Patrol, Chapel Choir, Chapel Council, Color Guard, Fencing, Honor Guard, Paintball, Scuba Club, Tae Kwon Do, Civil Air Patrol,

School Notes

  • St. John's Military School in Salina, Kansas, was founded in 1887. For over 125 years, the school has been dedicated to the development of young men. Our principal objective is to help ensure their future lives are filled with success, happiness, and personal fulfillment.
  • This is achieved through a rigorous academic environment complemented by a structured campus life, promoting the development of personal qualities such as personal graces, confidence, respect, high moral character, and leadership values that will be indispensable to them in their future years.
  • Each Cadet attending St. John's possesses his own unique personality, personal strengths, challenges and values. As a result, the faculty and staff of the school make every effort to work with each student to develop a tailored and individualized program to allow his personal attributes to flourish.
  • This unique balance of a structured living environment along with the development of academic objectives helps each Cadet to develop a high degree of self-discipline as well as self-confidence in their innate abilities.
  • Cadets attending St. John's come from 29 different states and several foreign countries. The opportunity to live together and learn from each other is an invaluable experience. Over time, these young men forge a brotherhood as a result of living in the school's supportive environment.

Profile last updated: 07/15/2015

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School Reviews

The quality of teacher,staff and facilities is top notch. I feel that our son is truely receiving a quality education at SJMS. The teachers are there for the students and form unique bonds with the boys that gives them that home away from home feeling. My son needed a school that had a structured environmet with the ability to show that he was worthy as a person and a valued individual. Sending him away for that first year was the hardest thing we have ever done but it was the best thing for us all. He was headed in the wrong direction and without SJMS I don''t know where he would be. I recommend this school to any parent who is struggling with sending their son to SJMS. It saves lives.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
I attended Saint John's in the early 70's. When I arrived there I was receiving D's and F's in Public School. I soon, due to all the structure in the school, started showing up at the top of the Honor Roll. Usually in the top 2 or 3. One day I was informed that I had been voted in to The National Honor Society and there was going to be a banquet for myself and a couple of other cadets. The irony here was I had to ask someone what the heck the National Honor Society was. In public school I was never at risk of becoming an Honor Society member. I am living proof that the public school system can fail a student while saint John's can make a student an Honor Roll student who knows they are smart and can prove it. Your kid may go there kicking and screaming but they will appreciate what you did for them albeit someday in the future. Jim Condon. A cadet from over forty years ago.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/02/15
This is a wonderful facility that has saved my son''s life. He is graduating this year as a senior. The faculty are incredible. It is clear that they all truly care about these boys. He has been given many opportunites that he would not have been able to have in a traditional school like scuba, shooting, etc. I can''t begin to tell you how proud I am of what we have accomplished together as a team. SJMS is and always will be a part of our family.
- Posted by Parent, 04/16/13
Former Cadet At St. Johns Military I would Like to say by far St. Johns Military School Taught me so much about life not only were the instructors there for me the whole way through my time there. As a cadet I was given the best opportunity any person could get for an education as a cadet there we always had the best score in AFI and RFI I was there from 1987-1995 there is not a better school for someone to receive a education at my Dad and I Believe made the right decision I have taken most of what i learned there with me in life today I now own a successful Web Hosting business and an education is the most important thing a person can have I would suggest St. Johns To any parent or student. Sincerely Former Cadet Daniel Ditto
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 03/27/13

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