St. John's Northwestern Military Academy

1101 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018
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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Photo #1 - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of cadet life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our cadets 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.
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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Photo #1 - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of cadet life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our cadets 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 Military Academy has been shaping the minds and developing the character of young men since 1884.
  • Academy alumni have attended notable colleges and universities. As a college preparatory and leadership development boarding and day school for young men in grades 7 through 12, St. John's Northwestern provides a distinctive educational experience for its cadets that focuses on academic success, athletics, leadership development and values.
  • Surrounded by English gothic-style architecture, broad lawns and towering trees, cadets 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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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
St. John'sBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18841910
Campus Size110 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment277 students313 students
% Students of Color
16%
22%
% International Students
41%
20%
% Students Boarding
97%
66%
Average SAT Score1530* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Military Attire)
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:121:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
21%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$8.5 million$18 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$34,500$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,250
Tuition international students$36,500$48,850
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$33,500$40,300
% Students on Financial Aid
27%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$8,500$23,450
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
84%
55%
Director of AdmissionsMr. Duane Rutherford
Associate Director of AdmissionsMrs. Judy Rutherford

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offeredn/a17
Courses Calculus, Chemistry, Literature and Composition, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History, Biology

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1615
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1024
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Camp Ramleh Counselors, Cultural Outreach, Dining Room Committee, Dragon (literary magazine)

Arts and Music Programs:
Current Events, Discipline Committee, Dormitory Prefects, Drama Workshop, Tech Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Chamber Singers

School Notes

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