2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $48,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $28,000
  • 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 | 2022 School Data
Army and Navy Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1910
1907
Campus Size
16 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
320 students
300 students
% Students of Color
27%
26%
% International Students
30%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform
Casual
Average Class Size
15 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
14
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
47%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,000
$61,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$28,000
$34,900
Tuition international students
$48,000
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
27%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
73%
58%
Director of Admissions
Chris Thaeler
Associate Director of Admissions
Victor Traycey

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
14
17
Courses
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

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
26
23
Extracurriculars
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
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
Cornell University
2
University of California, Berkeley
2
Georgetown University
1

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.
Athletics
  • 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.
Location: 
  • 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 
  • LD types supported: IEP or 504 required
  • Army and Navy Academy accreditations: California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Source: Verified school update

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Class of 2012
5.00
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. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
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. . .

Class of 1980
5.00
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. . .
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $48,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $28,000
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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