Army and Navy Academy

2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Army and Navy Academy Photo #1
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Army & Navy Academy is a College Preparatory Boarding & Day School that prepares boys in Grades 7-12 for success in college and far beyond. For over a century, the Academy`s emphasis on responsibility, accountability, and motivation has provided a life-changing experience for young men.
Located on a beachfront campus in the safe quaint village of Carlsbad, California, the campus is at the northern tip of San Diego County.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,200
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Army and Navy Academy ranks among the top 5 military schools (out of 16 military schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Army and Navy Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
School Type
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
16 acres
126 acres

Student Body

320 students
319 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
15 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students
Summer Program Cost
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Chris Thaeler
Associate Director of Admissions
Victor Traycey

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Anti-Bullying, ASB, Astronomy, Aviation, California Scholarship Federation, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Computer Science, Forensics Club, Garden Club, Harvard Model Congress, International Club, Key Club, Letterman's Club, Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer counseling, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
ANA TV Production, Band & Jazz Club, Marching Band, Music Composition on MAC, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Strength & Conditioning, Surf Team, Weightlifting

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California, Los Angeles
United States Military Academy at West Point
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Davis
Penn State University
Rutgers University
University of California, Santa Barbara
Cornell University
University of California, Berkeley
Georgetown University

School Notes

    Long respected as one of the top private military schools in the United States, the Academy attracts students from all over the U.S. and abroad. As a Gurian Model School, 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, varsity and junior varsity sports, mandatory study time, relaxation time, and healthy dining. Interactive lessons, small class sizes, personal attention, and formal leadership training motivate each student 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.Academics
  • Our teachers are trained in single-gender teaching techniques. They know and understand the ways that boys learn best so that students stay engaged in the classroom. 
  • The student-teacher ratio is 15:1 allowing for personalized instruction and attention that few other schools can match.
  • Our College Counseling Office and U.C. Standard-based curriculum prepares our students for success after high school, whether at a college/university, military service academy, or other choices.
  • Electives include: Aviation, Yearbook, ESOL, Learning Strategies, Visual and Performing Arts, and much more.
  • AP and Honors Courses are taught by dedicated faculty experts. 
  • Most of our graduates attend universities, including: University of California campuses, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins, Boston College, Texas A & M, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and many others. Some graduates elect to attend ROTC universities and the Academy has a strong repuation for maticulation to top military service academies. 
  • Alumni are leaders in business, law, medicine, government, technology, the arts and the military.
  • CIF-sanctioned sports and team sport options include: football, basketball, cross country, wrestling, surfing, golf, tennis, and more. 
  • Physical activity is key to health and an important part of the daily schedule. 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 most impressive athletic facilities in the San Diego area.
Leadership Training
  • 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 United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes self-discipline, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, time management, and leadership training.
  • Coastal North San Diego County 
  • Near Shops, Restaurants, and Hotels
  • Rapid Transit, Trains, and Airports Nearbly
  • Beachfront Campus on over 16 acres 
  • Historic mission-style architecture 
  • Master Plan in progress 
  • Army and Navy Academy accreditations: California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Army and Navy Academy cost?
Army and Navy Academy's tuition is approximately $55,200 for boarding students and $32,200 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Army and Navy Academy?
The acceptance rate of Army and Navy Academy is 73%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%. Army and Navy Academy's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Army and Navy Academy offer?
Army and Navy Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.
Does Army and Navy Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Army and Navy Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Army and Navy Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Army and Navy Academy?
The application deadline for Army and Navy Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School


Class of 1980
Portland Community College
The Army Navy Academy campus is a college preparatory school for boys ages 11 to 18 years of age, both Summer regular School schedules available. A small yet honorable and highly respected boarding. . .

Class of 1980
Claytion College of Natural Health
Vast majority of students attend because they want to be there, not as a "reform school" where parents "ditch" them.Outstanding male roll models who show deserved respect and award scholastic and disciplinary achievements. . .

Class of 1980
Arizona State University
The Army Navy Academy provided a uniquely structured environment where the self limiting influences of public school are removed so that each individual can rise to their ability. I quickly shed my fear of. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,200
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $32,200
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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