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What military school or academy is best for you or you child? It may not be one that is close by. Browse our map and directory to find military academies and schools around America.

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Providing Young People a Bright Future

Many parents and students find that knowledge is not the only thing needed to be successful in life. In many boarding schools, students and parents find that there are certain things missing from traditional education. Classroom work is taught based on principles like rote memorization of facts. When schools ignore things like creating young adults who can effectively embrace a concept like critical thinking, students and society suffer the consequences.

Choosing Military School Can Be Difficult

It can be difficult to choose the option of military school. In the end, however, parents and students often find that it is the best decision they could have made. Military education is so much more than drills and marching. Students who have experienced military education often go on to be successful, independent thinkers, leaders and excellent strategists.

Military schools place much emphasis on structure, discipline, morals and exemplary personal character. Military academies stress achievement that is based on teamwork and is goal-oriented. This combination of structure, when combined with excellent academics, produces adults who are capable of being great leaders. Their education has stressed things like honor, responsibility, discipline, teamwork, integrity and good moral character.

The Most Helpful Aspects Of A Military School Education

Many military educational institutions have strict dress codes in effect to make sure that there are no distractions due to the way students are dressed. Students quickly find, some for the first time, that they are expected to keep themselves looking neat. This includes pressed uniforms, shined shoes and immaculate cleanliness. They are held accountable for the way they look and for their academic performance and behavior. Many students find this to be a very helpful aspect of military education.

The environment in a military academy is rich in the important qualities that are sometimes missing in young people's lives. Students are expected to attend all classes on time and to give instructors their full attention. Course work is expected to be turned in correctly and on time. High expectations are a fact of life in a military academy. Strict study times are enforced, keeping the student focused on their work and on achieving the best scores they can earn.

Military Academy Graduates Excel In Life

Young people who have graduated from our nation's military academies tend to excel in their future pursuits, whether those pursuits are in military service or in civilian careers. Some graduates go on to become officers in the military. They find that they move up through the ranks of military service more easily than someone with no military academy educational background. Others go into fields like engineering, government leadership or into scientific careers.

Many students find that they are helped by the discipline and structure present in military educational institutions. Students who may have been unfocused in their past educational pursuits find new focus and a sharper vision of their future by attending military academies. Military schools produce self-confident graduates. They are exceptional leaders who are used to working effectively in group situations.

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Military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy is in trouble. Military schools can change teen behavior temporarily (out of fear), but lasting change rarely happens. Military high schools and academies rarely enroll troubled teens. Discipline is the main motivation for change at military schools, not therapy, counseling nor spiritual renewal, so military schools can fail to uncover and work on the core issues of why a boy is misbehaving or self-destructing. For a troubled teen boy or girl, there are other option than military schools and military academies. Better and longer lasting help can be found from therapeutic programs and schools.