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Matriculation at Marine Military Academy

Survival Kit for Military Boarding School

Whether you are a Frog, New Cadet, Plebe, RAT, ROK, Rook, Scrub, Trainee or a returning cadet, welcome to military school! This list will help you make the best of your passage into life on a military school campus and should help your parents to send more care packages.

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Interview with Fishburne Military School Superintendent

Captain Mark Black joins us for a great conversation about Fishburne Military School and what drew him into Military School Education. Also a great bonus story from his experiences as a Naval Aviator.

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Summer Schools and Summer Camps

Summer is a busy time for every Military School. Many of the schools offer Summer Camps and Summer School programs, some of which are a mixture of school and camp. Families use the summer to explore the boarding school experience or as a time for something fun and educational to help their students learn & grow. Students make friends and develop skills that will last a lifetime. Most summer students/campers are new to military school.

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Two Hundred and Fifteen Years of American Military Schools

The educational format for military schools did not originate in the United States; however the U.S. is now home to the largest number of military schools.

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Interview with Oak Ridge Military Academy President

We are privileged to have Mr. John Haynes, president of Oak Ridge Military Academy, join us by phone for our Head of School Podcast series.

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Most Beautiful Military School

These fine schools are the most beautiful Military Boarding Schools as decided upon by the internet. Thank you to all cadets, alumni, parents, families, friends, and all others, who took the time to vote. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

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Unique Traditions at Military School

We explore different traditions of the Military Boarding Schools. From how they build community, unique ceremony's and awards, love-hate relationships with public speaking, steak dinners and losing their shirts.

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10 Inside Tips for Admissions Visits

Each family is unique, looking for its own solutions and opportunities. This guide will help you get the most from your visit to campus.

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Christmas at Military School

Enjoy some music from the Christmas Celebrations at Military Schools around the United States.

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Homecoming Photo Story

Homecoming weekend is a special event in the year of each military academy. Parents and alumni come back to campus and cadets get to show off their school. Hopefully the football team wins the game, parent and teacher conferences go well (they usually do) and all the cadets dance until the last song.

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Military Schools Serving Others

Cadets are expected to contribute to their community. This helps build their self-esteem, builds civic and social responsibility, provides professional experience, and allows them to help their faculty and staff give back to the community.

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Personal Reflections on Military School Character Development

As a somewhat reluctant cadet, I was inspired to really think about my character and who I was. This is part of my story of how teenage me used the military school model of leadership and relationships to figure out who I wanted to be and how to get there.

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Fall Sports at Military School

Athletics are a huge part of the daily life of military academies. Most military high schools require their students to be in a sport or a club every afternoon. Daily exercise not only builds health in this unhealthy world, but being a part of a team also helps cadets mature into more well-rounded adults.

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Why Military School is great for students with ADD & ADHD

As many adolescents do, I struggled with my ADD in a traditional private school. While I didn’t lack intelligence or knowledge, my grades and behavior in school and at home was subpar, at best. On top of this, since I was always in trouble and receiving bad grades, my personal confidence was really low.

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How Military Schools Develop Character

My parents sacrificed by allowing me to attend a military boarding school. They gave up a lot of time with me and they spent a lot of money on tuition and expenses. I still owe them an immeasurable debt to them and I still cannot fully appreciate this experience they gave me. I also owe a great debt to the wonderful people at my boarding school who went grey (or bald) helping me and thousands like me, to grow up in one of the most unique environments that a student can experience. During the first few days of this school year, I interviewed several military schools to better understand their processes and motivation for this all important and difficult job.

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