Army and Navy Academy

5.00 (4 reviews)
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.

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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. . .
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Army and Navy Academy ranks among the top 5 military schools (out of 15 military schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Army and NavyBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19101907
Campus Size16 acres125 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 CodeFormal
(Uniform )
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio15:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1418
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$42,800$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsDarrin Knox
Associate Director of AdmissionsVictor Traycey

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1418
CoursesAP 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1416
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2623
ExtracurricularsClub 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 - 201910 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
Cornell University2
University of California, Berkeley2
Georgetown University1
Link to Matriculation Data

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 
  • 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)

Profile last updated: 03/19/2021

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