Army and Navy Academy

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: 888-762-2338
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Leadership and character education make military schools unique. Our students learn important skills such as 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 such as 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 school 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. 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 14 states and 18 different 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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  • UCSD
    The Army and Navy Academy is unique in the fact that JROTC in a mandatory component of education. This makes for a solid foundation on which the school's main principle of character development is based. . .
  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Army and NavyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-127-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19101910
Campus Size16 acres120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment320 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:151:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1417
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsCandace Heidenrich
Associate Director of AdmissionsBrian Frink

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1417
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP United States Government and Politics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
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 Organizations3823

Club or Organization:
Adjutant, Anti-Bullying, ASB, Astronomy Club, Beta Club, Business Club, Cadets, California, Chess Club, Comedy, Community, Computer Club, Elements of Flight, Forensics Club, Games Club, Harvard Model Congress, Honor, Interact Club, Key, Model, Multi-Cultural, National, Peer, SCUBA Club, Travis

Arts and Music Programs:
ANA TV Production, Choir, Drawing and Painting, Marching Band, Music Composition on MAC, Pep, Performing Arts, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Crossfit, Strength, Surfing, Weightlifting

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of California, Los Angeles8
United States Military Academy at West Point7
University of California San Diego6
University of California Davis5
Penn State University4
Rutgers University4
University of California Santa Barbara4
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical3
University of Southern California3
Cornell University2
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Army and Navy Academy is a college-preparatory boarding school for boys in grades 7-12 with a focus on academics, athletics, and leadership training.  
  • 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 Cadets for success after high school, whether at a college/university or a military 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. 
  • With 12 varsity CIF-sanctioned sports and fun club sport options such as surfing and Crossfit, there's an athletic team to fit every Cadet's interests.
  • 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 West Point and the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
  • Our curriculum emphasizes self-discipline, teamwork, responsibility, accountability, time management, and leadership training.
  • 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 Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
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