Howe Military Academy - Review #4

Read more details about Howe Military Academy on their 2018-19 profile page.
Howe Military Academy

About the Author:

College EnrolledBenedictine University
Home Town, State Wheaton, IL
Years Attended Boarding School2
Activities During Boarding SchoolWhile in attendance, I participated in tennis, rifle team, and the first annual talent show.On the tennis team I was team captain my senior year, and ranked as 1st Sgt of Echo Company on the corps.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The class sizes allow for educators to cater to the needs of each student. Taking time to clarify a subject to a student that may not have a grasp on the material yet is not an obstacle, but rather it is encouraged.The caring nature of all staff is obvious. These are educators, military veterans, and academic professionals that choose to be in their position for the betterment of the corps of cadets.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Without Howe, I would have never had the tools to turn my life around. To finish school, marry, raise children.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have been more open with my peers from the beginning.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The educators genuinely caring about the students well being, and the bonds formed with peers.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Enjoy every facet of Howe by attending.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The small class sizes and student-teacher relationships.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Since I graduated, the athletic program has expanded drastically- adding football and a scuba program allowing students to achieve master diver before Graduation.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
I did not participate in the arts at Howe. However they have theater, band, and choir.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are several opportunities to go on trips off campus, these vary from year to year. Ranging from shopping trips, entertainment events to paintball.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The camaraderie that is established in the dorms is unparalleled. The school is international, so the students are paired with peers from all walks of life. The bonds that form are incomparable. The best man at my wedding and still my best friend to this day came from Howe.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The dining is served by a third party company and had plenty of variety in a large mess hall served buffet style.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Howe is a small town with a close knit community.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Again, the camaraderie formed with peers is unparalleled.
Read more details about Howe Military Academy on their 2018-19 profile page.

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    Howe military really brought me out of my shell, and showed me how to be a leader. I also got more individual help on all my school work, if I had any questions. Howe put. . .
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    One unique aspect of Howe was that incorporated the military into every aspect of the day. From uniforms to the schedule it showed you how being in the military was really like and I don't. . .
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