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Delafield, WI 53018
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St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #1 - St. John's Northwestern Academies is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 6-12. Since 1884, they develop moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to improve the world through two paths! Their Military Academy pursues its mission using military leader development principles. Their Prefect Academy pursues its mission using contemporary organizational leader development principles. #LeadershipLivesHere
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St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #1 - St. John's Northwestern Academies is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 6-12. Since 1884, they develop moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to improve the world through two paths! Their Military Academy pursues its mission using military leader development principles. Their Prefect Academy pursues its mission using contemporary organizational leader development principles. #LeadershipLivesHere
St. John's Northwestern has been shaping the minds and developing the character of students since 1884.
Academy alumni have attended notable colleges and universities.  As a college preparatory and leader development, boarding and day school for young men and women in grades 6 through 12, St. John's Northwestern Academies educates and develops young men and women to be responsible citizens, as well as moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to take advantage of today and tomorrow's opportunities. They achieve this through their foundational pillars of academic excellence, enriching spiritual and character development, outstanding athletic programs, and premier leader development training in a secure, nurturing and inclusive environment.
Surrounded by English gothic-style architecture, broad lawns, and towering trees, students living within the historic 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."

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Enrollment: 165 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $45,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,500
  • Acceptance rate: 84%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. John's Northwestern Academies ranks among the top 5 military schools (out of 16 military schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Offering Breadth
Student Test Scores
School History

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
St. John's Northwestern Academies
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1884
1906

Student Body

Enrollment
165 students
310 students
% Students of Color
24%
25%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
86%
70%
Average SAT Score
1130
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
23
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
48%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,000
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,500
$33,900
Tuition international students
$51,500
$55,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$44,000
$44,616
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
84%
58%
Director of Admissions
Joe Sevenz
Associate Director of Admissions

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
5
17
Courses
Calculus, Chemistry, Literature and Composition, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History, Biology

Sports

School Notes

  • As a college preparatory and leader development, boarding and day school for young men and women in grades 6 through 12, St. John's Northwestern Academies educates and develops young men and women to be responsible citizens, as well as moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to take advantage of today and tomorrow's opportunities. They achieve this through their foundational pillars of academic excellence, enriching spiritual and character development, outstanding athletic programs, and premier leader development training in a secure, nurturing and inclusive environment.
  • St. John's Northwestern Academies accreditations: ISACS
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. John's Northwestern Academies cost?

St. John's Northwestern Academies's tuition is approximately $45,000 for boarding students and $20,500 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of St. John's Northwestern Academies?

The acceptance rate of St. John's Northwestern Academies is 84%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%. St. John's Northwestern Academies's acceptance rate is ranked as one of the top boarding schools with low acceptance rates.

Who are famous alumni from St. John's Northwestern Academies?

St. John's Northwestern Academies famous alumni include: Daniel Gerber 1916, Howard Woodin 1918, Spencer Tracy 1919, Arthur Wermuth 1932, Edward Noble 1946, C. Roosevelt Boettiger 1948, William J. Janklow 1954, Ty Warner 1962, Jay Graf 1966 and Martin Torrijos Espino 1981.

What sports does St. John's Northwestern Academies offer?

St. John's Northwestern Academies offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Markmanship, Marksmanship, Orienteering, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling. St. John's Northwestern Academies is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.

Does St. John's Northwestern Academies offer a summer program?

Yes, St. John's Northwestern Academies offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is St. John's Northwestern Academies's ranking?

St. John's Northwestern Academies ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Small average class sizes, Low acceptance rates, Most sports offered, High average SAT scores and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. John's Northwestern Academies?

The application deadline for St. John's Northwestern Academies is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School

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Description

Class of 2016
5.00
The University of Alabama
The location of SJNMA I believe is unique to most boarding schools as it is located very close to downtown Delafield but while on campus you feel separated completely from the surrounding area. This allows. . .

Class of 2014
5.00
Marquette University
The military traditions sets the school apart from other more traditional boarding school experiences. Very structured but always surrounded by other cadets in your company that doesn't make it feel like "all work and no. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
College of DuPage
I liked that we had structure. It taught me how to be on time and responsible. I also really liked that it was all guys. It made it easier to learn. Our teachers bent over. . .
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12
  • Enrollment: 165 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $45,000
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $20,500
  • Acceptance rate: 84%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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