St. John's Military School

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All Boys | Full Boarding, | Grades: 6 - 12

Salina, KS, USA

Mission: The mission of St. John’s Military School is to provide each cadet with the opportunity to grow spiritually, morally, intellectually, and physically in a structured environment.

Scientia, Virtus, Disciplina

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    Through the foresight and efforts of an Episcopal Bishop, the Right Reverend Elisha Smith Thomas, and a group of prominent Salina businessmen, St. John’s Military School for boys opened in 1887. These men recognized the need for a disciplined educational and living environment for young boys and established a military school to be operated under church auspices. In the more than 125 years since, St. John’s Military School for boys has helped raise young men into outstanding leaders.

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We just finished up the NRA Kansas State Smallbore Rifle Sectional for another year. This is an important match because all of the States Sectionals turn into the Nationals. When it is all over everyone's scores from across the country are posted and then each individual is ranked by their scores. Colleges look at these scores to help them recruit potential athletes. It is also a tough 60 shot match taking an hour and forty minutes for juniors and a grueling 120 shot 3 hours and ten minutes for us old timers. The boys and I will both agree that non of us shot up to our potential; but, we did come away with some medals. Branden Rucker was our top junior taking second place overall earning a silver medal only 9 points behind the first place Junior, Caden Thul from Manhattan. Branden usually beats Caden in our Thursday night matches. Deven Clanton ,Andrew Boyd, and Austin Slaybaugh earned the gold, silver, and bronze in the Intermediate Junior age group with only six points between first and third. Since Branden earned the silver overall that left room for our other senior, ChenHao Li to take home the gold in his Junior age group. In the Open class I was only able to better my last year's score by five points resulting in a first place in the Sharpshooter category or fourth overall. —From Coach Blair #MilitarySchool #BoardingSchool #SJMSForever #CadetLife #Rifle

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  • Gabe Boyle
    2017-08-20 15:41:14

    I attended SJMS for 4 years and in that time, my growth as man was and is immeasurable. The term Brotherhood is a term that is the true meaning of what it is to become a student and cadet at St John\'s. \r\nI started in 1988 in the 101st corps of cadets in 9th grade and as a new boy, you just don\'t know what to think. 4 years later as the Battalion Commander I had learned what honor, dignity, pride, and discipline meant.\r\nI thank Saint John\'s for taking a boy that didn\'t have much to live for and turning him into a man that respects all.\r\nSJMS,I will never be able to show you the thanks that I have for you, but I will live in a way to make you proud.\r\nSJMS FOREVER!!\r\n

  • Kay Sherman
    2017-03-19 19:57:50

    My grandson was not doing well in public school and would have gone to middle school the following school year. Daughter did research and found SJMS and grandson went to summer camp. When daughter went to pick him up at the end of camp, his first question to her was "Can I go to school here?" He was enrolled as a 6th grader is is now completing his third year. I cannot say enough good things about the school and the staff. My husband and I have dropped off, picked up and attended commencement week and it is so wonderful to see these young men. They have respect for each other as well as parents, staff and friends. The academic and athletic programs are top-notch all the way. Our grandson has matured so much and is becoming a very fine young man. Wonderful school, wonderful staff. THANK YOU SJMS for all that you do for these young men. Your dedication goes above and beyond!!

  • steve johnson
    2017-03-11 16:15:23

    i went to St Johns along time ago back in the 80s .It gave me confidence and a drive to be better and succeed A great school and campus.

  • Mark Mitchell
    2017-03-08 18:21:13

    St. John's Military School affords boys an opportunity to achieve a level of excellence both academically and athletically, that a lot of other schools can not, do not or will not do. Dissatisfied with the deficiencies in the public school system, my folks interviewed 5 highly rated private preparatory and military schools around the United States, before they decided that St. John's Military School in Salina, Kansas, was the preferred choice for their son's schooling. The other schools, although good and ranked highly, really didn't have all of the factors they felt were important for my development, academically. And now, looking back 50+ years, they definitely made the correct decision.

  • Adrienne Schieffer-Nikolaev
    2017-03-08 12:13:38

    My son started school at St. John's in September 2016 as a junior. Colorado schools had failed to meet my standards of education and accountability for him. Over the past six months I have seen his self confidence grow, his grades improve and his overall attitude change. St. John's Military School has changed his life direction, he knows right from wrong, he is responsible and accountable in ways I never thought possible. Seeing him and the other cadets over parents weekend was one of the proudest parent moments I've had in his lifetime. The brotherhood and pride of the cadets is immeasurable. I'm eternally grateful for the gift of St. John's Military School in my sons life. Truly an amazing staff, school and group of cadets!

  • Delphine Brown
    2017-03-06 20:50:03

    We sent our son to St. John Military School Summer Camp to see if it would be a good fit for him/us. We were pleasantly surprised with his demeanor after the camp and decided to send him for the 2016-2017 school year. He has matured so much he has become more patient, loving, giving and compassionate with his entire family while caring about others. We give the staff a huge THANK YOU for taking our boy and showing him what a man walk is like.

  • Darrin Thomas
    2017-03-06 16:43:29

    Where boys become men. This school saved my life and taught me how to be a person who can be proud to look into the mirror! Thank you SJMS!

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