St. John's Northwestern Academies

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1101 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018
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St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo #1 - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of life at SJNA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our students for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing world.
  • 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 leadership development, boarding and day school for young men and women in grades 7 through 12, St. John's Northwestern provides a distinctive educational experience for its students that focuses on academic success, athletics, leadership development, and character development.
  • Surrounded by English gothic-style architecture, broad lawns, and towering trees, students living within the 110-acre 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."

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    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. . .
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    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. . .
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    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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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
St. John'sBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18841907
Campus Size110 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment174 students320 students
% Students of Color
24%
24%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
86%
69%
Average SAT Score1530* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:121:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
48%
69%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$8.5 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$39,000$58,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$14,000$30,150
Tuition international students$44,000$51,800
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$38,000$43,000
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$10,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
84%
57%
Director of AdmissionsPaul Borens
Associate Director of Admissions

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
Courses Calculus, Chemistry, Literature and Composition, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History, Biology

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1516
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

School Notes

  • St. John`s Northwestern Academies has been shaping the minds and developing the character of young people since 1884. Academy alumni have attended notable colleges and universities. As a coed college preparatory, leadership development boarding and day school for grades 7 through 12, St. John's Northwestern provides a distinctive educational experience for its students that focuses on academic success, athletics, leadership development, and character development. Surrounded by English gothic-style architecture, broad lawns and towering trees, students living within the 110-acre 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."
  • 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

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