Army and Navy Academy - Review #3

Army and Navy Academy
5

About the Author:

College Enrolled Claytion College of Natural Health
Home Town, State (Country) Blythe, CA
Years Attended Boarding School 2
Activities During Boarding School Academics, theater, school news photography, drill team, Jr. School leadership, graduated cadet 1st Lt.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened "to" me was maturing and discovering there were men other than an alcoholic step-father and those men treated you with the respect you earned.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Nothing. If I could have remained after graduation, I would have. I loved the experience and only wish I could have worked my tuition expenses starting with the 9th grade.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The respect shown by the entire staff, the discipline and the quality of the teaching staff.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
If you want to succeed in life, earn a high school education that will qualify you for the college you deserve, there is no better school.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
We had small class size, dedicated teachers who would stay after class to provide assistance where desired and who required each individual to participate in Socratic learning. I was, at best, a 2.5 student; however, after graduation I took and passed a two-year college equivalency test in order to enter law school. I especially loved senior year English and Military Science & Tactics.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Cadet officer leader of Jr. School calisthenics, designed to prepare 7th & 8th grade students for upper school sports. After my graduation an Olympic swimming facility was constructed offering swimming and diving competitions. Coaching was fantastic and encouraging of the individual with emphasis on honesty, fair play and team work.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The school offers a thespian club, band, music lessons in wind, percussion, brass and string instruments. I liked plays.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Students are encouraged to participate in local churches of their choice and to be involved in civic programs.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm rooms are occupied by no more than two students. Each block of rooms has mutual bathing and toilet facilities, but cadet leaders will have en suite facilities. Rooms are cleaned by the residents and entry is always preceded by a knock and invitation to enter. No food or drink is allowed in the rooms.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
There is an excellent cafeteria where meals are served at set times.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Carlsbad is within walking distance; and, I must say, local girls seem attracted to the uniformed and well groomed young men. The school has its own private ocean beach and surfing.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The school schedule is strict and demanding. Off time is usually spent in study at the library or in conversation with other students. The beach is always available as is the swilling pool.

Daily Schedule:

Weekday
6:00 AMAwakened by bugle call
7:00 AMBreakfast assembly & meal
8:00 AMFirst Class
9:00 AMSecond Class
10:00 AMThird Class
11:00 AMPE
12:00 AMLunch Asembly
1:00 PMFourth Class
2:00 PMFifth Class
3:00 PMDrill
Weekend
6:00 AMFree Time -- Usually study is encouraged
9:00 PMTaps (Bed time -- Lights out

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description
  • 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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