St. John's Northwestern Academies

St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #1 - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of cadet life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our cadets for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #2 - The mission of the athletics program at SJNMA is to instill lifelong lessons for personal wellness, an appreciation for athletic competition, and leadership lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship and purposefulness.
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #3 - The spiritual and character development program fosters personal growth and a sense of community at SJNMA. Cadets have the opportunity to explore their spiritual growth, practice their faith traditions, and serve their community on a regular basis.
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #4 - The community of SJNMA is comprised of global cultures, backgrounds and languages. Approximately one-third of our cadet population is international and the rest of the Corps is from all over the United States.
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #5 - The Aviation Science program at SJNMA offers high school junior and seniors interested in aviation the opportunity to earn their private pilot's license as part of the accredited academic curriculum. This unique opportunity is a natural stepping stone for those interested in degrees in aviation-related majors and aerospace.
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #6 - SJNMA features summer programs including an adventure camp for boys and girls ages 11-16 that is designed to promote leadership, self-confidence, teamwork, and physical endurance while having fun. All camps feature the Academy's popular activities such as paintball, rappelling/rock climbing, "THE MUD PIT," marksmanship, obstacle course, water survival, and archery.
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy has been shaping the minds and developing the character of students since 1884.
Academy alumni have attended notable colleges and universities. As a college preparatory and leadership development boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 7-12, St. John's Northwestern provides a distinctive educational experience for its Military Academy cadets and Leadership Academy students that focus on academics, athletics, spiritual and character development, and military traditions.
Cadets and students living within the 110-acre campus are immersed in a safe and secure environment in which they build self-esteem, self-discipline, academic focus, and intellectual curiosity.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1884
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students180 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade St. John's Northwestern Academies Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Language & Composition, AP Physics
Average SAT score1110
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,000
Tuition Notes7-Day Boarding: $39,000 5-Day Boarding: $38,000 Day Cadets: $14,000 International: $44,000
Admissions DirectorJoe Sevenz


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Ski Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Bagpipes, Band

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