St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy (SJNMA) was founded in 1884 as St. John's Military Academy (SJMA) in Delafield, Wisconsin, by Rev. Sidney T. Smythe as a private, all-male college preparatory and leadership development school. In 1995, St. John's Military Academy merged with Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (NMNA) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to become St. John's Northwestern Military Academy on the Delafield campus. SJNMA is principally a boarding school for students in grades 7-12, but also has an active day program. The Academy also offers several summer programs including an adventure camp, summer school and English as a Second Language. The chapel service is mandatory at the academy and no AP courses is offered.
|St. John's Northwestern Military Academy|
|1101 Genesee St.
|Type||College Preparatory and Military Boarding and Day School|
|Motto||Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard|
|President||Dr. Jack H. Albert Jr.|
|Campus size||110 acres|
|Athletics||Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross-Country, Wrestling, Swimming, Rifle, Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Lacrosse|
Beginning in summer 2018, SJNMA will welcome young women in grades 7-12 into its full academic and summer program offerings. In addition, SJNMA will be implementing a new corporate structure called St. John’s Northwestern Leadership Academies. Under this will be St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, a coeducational military school, and two inaugural academies in the planning stages, English as a Second Language Academy and St. John’s Northwestern Summer Leadership Academy. The first new offering, English as a Second Language Academy, is slated to open in fall 2018 and will provide world class instruction in the English language to the already diverse international population on campus. This program will serve current cadets and it will be open to students from a civilian population housed on campus, wearing a specific uniform and adhering to a specific set of rules and discipline, but not participating in the Corps. The second new offering reorganizes and elevates the Academy’s currently successful summer programs into the St. John’s Northwestern Summer Leadership Academy beginning in summer 2019. This summer academy will serve boys and girls in grades one through 12 by offering a wide variety of carefully prepared and managed programs during the summer months, and includes the Academy’s summer academic and adventure camp programs.
- Daniel Gerber (SJMA 1916) was the founder and president of Gerber Baby Foods.
- General Edward A. Craig (SJMA 1917) was the Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps at the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
- Spencer Tracy (NMNA 1919-1920, non-graduate) was a two-time Academy Award–winning actor.
- George Kennan (SJMA 1922) was the U.S. Ambassador to the USSR (1952) and Yugoslavia. He helped develop the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe after World War II.
- George Wilson (SJMA 1933) was an NFL end with the Chicago Bears (1937–46). He later coached the Detroit Lions to the NFL Championship Game, 1957 NFL Championship before becoming the first coach of the Miami Dolphins.
- Carl Thomsen (NMNA 1934) was former C.E.O. of Texas Instruments.
- Daniel Rostenkowski (SJMA 1946) was an Illinois Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Curtis Roosevelt (NMNA 1948), the eldest grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a statesman who served as a delegate representing the United States to the United Nations.
- Jayapataka Swami (Gordon John Erdman II, SJMA 1965) is a Hare Krishna guru.
- Albert Graf (NMNA 1966) was the founder of Guidant Corp.
- Jay Lovell (SJMA 1974) is the son of astronaut Jim Lovell. His attendance at the school was portrayed in the film Apollo 13.
- Martin Torrijos (SJMA 1981) was the President of Panama.