Army and Navy Academy

2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Tel: 888-762-2338
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 320 students
Leadership and character education make military schools unique. Our students learn important skills like teamwork, communication, and self-confidence that prepare them for leadership roles throughout the rest of their lives. 

Many of our students have gone on to become leaders in business, government, medicine, law, and the military, thanks to the lessons learned here.
Leadership and character education make military schools unique. Our students learn important skills like teamwork, communication, and self-confidence that prepare them for leadership roles throughout the rest of their lives. 

Many of our students have gone on to become leaders in business, government, medicine, law, and the military, thanks to the lessons learned here.
A military boarding school education prepares a student for college and life beyond in a way that other types of schools are unable to match. 

Graduates are equipped with the skills to be leaders in their community, with strong abilities in self-discipline, organization, teamwork, and good citizenship. They are truly equipped with the tools for success.
Excellence in academics stems from passionate teachers, a challenging curriculum, a motivating and structured learning environment, and positive role models. 

Our Faculty members are Gurian Institute-trained to use teaching methods that work specifically for boys. This includes interactive lessons, lots of movement, team-building exercises, and more.
Athletics are a major part of the Warrior Experience. All of our students either participate in an organized sport or undergo physical training each sports season. With fifteen Varsity sports, plus JV and Club options, there's something for everyone.

This keeps students healthy, active, and focused on teamwork.
Of course, one of the major highlights of the year is graduation. Seniors proudly wear their formal uniforms, and prepare for life after ANA.

As a college preparatory boarding school, our graduates go on to exciting endeavors at highly regarded colleges. Their leadership and academic experience at the Academy prepares them for success no matter where they go next.
Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. Plus, we're the only military school in the country with a surf team! There's nothing like relaxing at the beach after a long day of classes.
We welcome you to learn more about Army and Navy Academy, a private military boarding school for boys in grades 7-12. Call us today! 760.547.5278.
Educating Tomorrow's Leaders: Young Men, Grades 7-12.
For over a century, the Academy`s emphasis on responsibility, accountability, and motivation has provided a life-changing experience for young men.
Located on an oceanfront campus in Carlsbad, California, Army and Navy Academy is a college preparatory boarding school for boys, grades 7-12.
Long respected as one of the top military schools in the United States, the Academy attracts students from over 10 states and 20 countries. The single-gender focus on how boys learn, engage, and become motivated sets the Academy apart.
The Academy offers a highly structured daily schedule, incorporating U.C. standard-based academics, after-school tutorial, CIF sports, mandatory study time, relaxation time, and inspections.
Interactive lessons, small class sizes, personal attention, and formal leadership training motivate each Cadet to reach his full potential. This combination - leadership education, a college-prep curriculum, and the commitment to teaching in the ways that boys learn best - all add up to create The Warrior Experience.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Improving Student Achievement with Leadership Training - 01/15/2016 - While a good number of schools offer JROTC, there’s a need for more schools and greater student participation where programs are already in place. JROTC students typically have higher grade point averages and graduation rates than their non-JROTC counterpart...more
  • Army and Navy Academy: inspiring confidence, independence, and resilience - 01/15/2016 - Confidence, independence and resilience are some of the traits that characterize boys at the Army and Navy Academy.  Located on the coast of California in San Diego County, the Army and Navy Academy is internationally recognized as a premier military boarding ...more

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  • Review #1 - Class of 2012UCSD The Army and Navy Academy is unique in the fact that JROTC in a mandatory component of education. This makes. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Army and Navy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1910 1910
Campus Size 16 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 320 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$36,500 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$21,500 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsCandace Heidenrich
Associate Director of AdmissionsBrian Frink

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 14 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP French, AP Physics B, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Water Polo, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 38 23
ExtracurricularsAdjutant, ANA TV Production, Anti-Bullying, ASB, Astronomy Club, Beta Club, Business Club, Cadets, California, Chess Club, Choir, Comedy, Community, Computer Club, Crossfit, Drawing and Painting, Elements of Flight, Forensics Club, Games Club, Harvard Model Congress, Honor, Interact Club, Key, Letterman's, Marching Band,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California, Los Angeles 8
United States Military Academy at West Point 7
University of California San Diego 6
University of California Davis 5
Penn State University 4
Rutgers University 4
University of California Santa Barbara 4
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical 3
University of Southern California 3
Cornell University 2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

    Army and Navy Academy is a college-preparatory boarding school for boys grades 7-12, with a focus on leadership, academics, and athletics.  


  • Our teachers are trained in single-gender teaching techniques. They know and understand the ways that boys learn best, so students stay engaged in the classroom. 
  • The student-faculty ratio is 10:1, allowing for personalized instruction and attention that few other schools can match.Our College Counseling Office and U.C. Standard-based curriculum prepares our Cadets for success after high school, whether that is college or a service academy.
  • With over 6,000 Alumni worldwide, our Alumni network is an amazing community of leaders in business, law, medicine, government, and the military.

  • Athletics

  • With 12 varsity, CIF-sanctioned sports and fun club sport options like surfing and Crossfit, there's an athletic team to fit every Cadet's interests.
  • Physical activity is a key to health and an important part of each day. Cadets participate in a team sport or physical training each day after classes end.
  • Our state-of-the-art Duffield Sports Complex is one of the San Diego region's most impressive athletic facilities.
  • Leadership
  • Our award-winning, Honor Unit with Distinction JROTC program gives the Academy the privilege of nominating Cadets directly to each of the U.S. service academies, including West Point and the Naval Academy in Annapolis.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes self-discipline, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, time management, and leadership.
  • With rich traditions dating back to our foundation in 1910, the Academy is proudly known as one of the premier military boarding schools in the country. 
  • LD types supported: IEP or 504 required
  • School accreditations: California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
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