St. John's Northwestern Military Academy

1101 Genesee Street,
Delafield, WI 53018
Tel: 1-800-SJ-CADET
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12 | 277 students
St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy has been shaping the minds and developing the character of young men since 1884.
Academy alumni have attended notable colleges and universities.
As a college preparatory and leadership development boarding and day school for young men in grades 7 through 12, St. John's Northwestern provides a distinctive educational experience for its cadets that focuses on academic success, athletics, leadership development and values.
Surrounded by English gothic-style architecture, broad lawns and towering trees, cadets 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 that allows them to "work hard, play hard, pray hard."

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
St. John's Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 7-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1884 1907
Campus Size 110 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 277 students 300 students
% Students of Color 16% 18%
% International Students 41% 20%
% Students Boarding 97% 67%
Average SAT Score 1530 * National Avg. »View
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Bi-Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Military Attire)
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 21% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $8 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$34,500 $47,335
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$12,500 $26,110
Tuition international students $36,500 $44,500
Tuition 5 day boarding $33,500 $37,055
% Students on Financial Aid 27% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $8,500 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 84% 57%
Director of Admissions Mr. Duane Rutherford
Associate Director of Admissions Mrs. Judy Rutherford  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 0 15
Calculus Chemistry
Literature and Composition Physics
Statistics U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 10 24
ExtracurricularsAviation, Bagpipes, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess, Choir, Drama, Herald Trumpets, Silver Rifles, Ski Club

School Notes:

  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Daniel Gerber 1916 - Founder and president of Gerber Baby Foods
    • Howard Woodin 1918 - Member of Marquette University Hall of Fame and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame for football
    • Spencer Tracy 1919 - Distinguished actor; Academy Award winner; appeared in over 70 films
    • Arthur Wermuth 1932 - Major, U.S. Army; World War II hero
    • Edward Noble 1946 - Entrepreneur; developer; and manufacturer; served as a member of President Ronald Regan's staff
    • C. Roosevelt Boettiger 1948 - Grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; U.S. delegate to the United Nations
    • William J. Janklow 1954 - Governor of South Dakota for four terms, longer than anyone in state history
    • Ty Warner 1962 - Founder and C.E.O. of Beanie Babies, Inc., a leader in the toy industry
    • Jay Graf 1966 - Founder and C.E.O. of Guidant Corp., a leader in the heart monitoring field
    • Martin Torrijos Espino 1981 - Former President of Panama from 2004 to 2009

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Wayland Academy (34.5 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Beaver DamWayland Academy
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI53916
    34.5 mi | 174 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Lake ForestLake Forest Academy
    1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL60045
    62.1 mi | 430 students | Gr. 9-12
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