The school is a living demonstration that prepares each student to become a participating member in society. While academics are designed to stretch the mental abilities of each student, it is the military side of the school in which each Cadet experiences what it means to have self-worth, and develops his latent leadership skills. The school receives young men at a key developmental stage in life; often they are struggling with issues of self-identity and self-discipline. The structured living environment is enhanced by the military lifestyle where peer leadership and peer demonstration are powerful tools with which a young man begins to establish a more mature sense of self.
Integrity & Responsibility
Integrity and responsibility are vital to producing well-developed Cadets. SJMS uses positive reinforcement and encouragement to reward our students for positive behavior. Positive reinforcement motivates each student to excel in our programs and develops confidence that students will carry into their future.
In order to maintain our disciplined, structured environment, it is essential for our faculty and staff to display leadership skills and personal character traits to set strong examples for our Cadets. Although leadership is an integral aspect of our program, additional character traits are necessary for student development: Dependability, courtesy, orderliness, promptness, personal responsibility, and respect and empathy for others.