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Many of our finest and most brilliant military leaders have gotten their start at one of these institutions. At a minimum their graduates come away from the experience with an understanding of personal and team discipline which serves them well throughout their adult lives. Military schools have moved with the times. Exciting new technology programs and the strengthening of traditional curricula place most military schools in the vanguard of education these days.

American Military Academy, San Juan, PR

Cadets at American Military Academy
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day school

Comments: Situated in the prosperous Guaynabo area of San Juan, American Military Academy serves the community with a comprehensive academic program. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association. In addition the Academy offers Junior ROTC.

Admiral Farragut Academy, St. Petersburg, FL

Admiral David Glasgow Farragut
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school

Comments: Admiral Farragut Academy is the only military school offering a Naval JROTC program. It also has an Aviation Academy, a Marine Science Academy and a Golf Academy in addition to its comprehensive academic and athletic offerings. The Academy is named after the first admiral of the United States Navy.

Army and Navy Academy, Carlsbad, CA

Army Army and Navy Academy
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, day/boarding school

Comments: Founded in 1910 Army and Navy Academy is California's only military boarding school. It also has the unusual distinction of being able to nominate three candidates annually for the military academies such as West Point and Annapolis. The Academy offers a comprehensive academic program as well as strong sports offerings including hockey.

Benedictine High School, Richmond, VA

Benedictine High School
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Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Founded in 1911 Benedictine High School combines the solid academics of a Benedictine education with JROTC cadet training. BHS partners with a girls' school, St. Gertrude's High School, for important social and other occasions.

Benedictine Military School, Savannah, GA

Benedictine Military Academy, Savannah, GA
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Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Boys, day school

Comments: Benedictine Military School offers a broad selection of college preparatory courses including Chinese. JROTIC is compulsory for freshmen and sophomores. The school stresses developing the leadership skills in young men. Located in a suburban area of beautiful Savannah.

Camden Military Academy, Camden, SC

Camden Military Academy
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 7-12, PG
School Type: Boys, Boarding school

Comments: Camden Military Academy offers young men a solid military preparation in addition to an intensive college preparatory program. The Academy has been in operation since 1892.

Carson Long Military Institute, New Bloomfield, PA

Carson Long Military Institute
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Boys, Boarding school

Comments: Founded in 1842 Carson Long Military Institute is the oldest military boarding school in the United States. Tuition for boarding students is less than $20,000 making it a very reasonably priced residential school. The school offers college preparatory programs as well as JROTC.

Chamberlain-Hunt Academy, Port Gibson, MS

Chamberlain-Hunt Academy
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Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Coed, Boarding/day school

Comments: The school was founded in 1879. The day school is open to boys and girls. The boarding division is only for boys. This is a church school in which Christian values are woven throughout the academic and leadership training programs.

Culver Military Academy, Culver, IN

Culver Academy
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12, PG
School Type: Coed, Boarding school

Comments: Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy compromise the Culver Academies. This fine old military academy offers comprehensive college preparatory courses in addition to the leadership training you expect from one of the best JROTC programs of any high school, public or private.

Fishburne Military School, Waynesboro, VA

Fishburne Military School
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Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 8-12
School Type: Boys, Boarding school

Comments: Fishburne Military School was founded in 1879. It has the distinction of being Virginia's oldest military school. It is also an Army JROTC Honor Unit which means it can nominate candidates to the service academies. Your son will benefit from small classes and the focus on academics combined with discipline and structure in his school life.

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