Academic Dean, Ginger Wooten

Welcome and thank you for visiting the St. John’s Military School academic center. Whether you are a parent who has already made a commitment to give your son a quality education, or a visitor who is currently evaluating our school, you will find our academic offerings to be superior to most other institutions. We are a school built on tradition, instilling leadership and small-school values in every student. Our school is accredited by AdvancED. SJMS is small by design, which helps to ensure that faculty and students create a one-on-one relationship which greatly enhances the opportunity to teach and to learn. This environment allows our faculty to know and become familiar with every cadet. Additionally, each student is assigned a faculty advisor for ongoing advice and consultation. Throughout the year, members of the faculty meet regularly with each other to discuss individual cadets, their progress, and identify areas where additional help may be needed. Many times, a committee of the faculty will meet with individual cadets to discuss their progress and make recommendations that will assist in their academic achievement. This tailored approach is of great benefit to the cadet’s academic success. As you browse through our academic center, please contact us by phone or email to answer any questions or concerns you have. We pledge our best efforts to ensure that your son’s experience in the academic environment will benefit him in future years.

St. John’s Military School is a five star community rated school according to GreatSchools, as published in Business Week magazine. Most students who are enrolled in grades six, seven and eight live in semiprivate billets separate from the high school students. This allows our military advisors to develop unique programs for the younger students and develop expectations that are fair and realistic for this age group.  Both the middle school and upper school accommodations have recreational facilities for age-appropriate movies and supervised electronic games.
For boys with ADHD, the lower faculty to student ratio at St. John’s makes a significant impact on their ability to remain focused and engaged in the classroom. Read Full Story Here
SJMS has been recognized by AdvancED for its high academic honors and demonstration of powerful practices. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. As part of the on-site review process, a team of external reviewers spent three days meeting with faculty, administrative and support staff, students, and parents from St. John’s Military School. The external review team examined student academic performance results, analyzed instruction and curriculum quality and efficacy, observed learner and family engagement levels, reviewed available support services, and college and career readiness data.
A preponderance of graduates from St. John’s Military School make application to, and are accepted into, institutions of higher education in the United States and abroad. Some Cadets elect to continue their education at universities or colleges, while others enroll in vocational training centers in their home cities or neighboring states. The 126th Corps of Cadets seniors were accepted into the following institutions: United States Air Force Academy, Virginia Military Institute ,Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University ,Kansas State University ,West Virginia University, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Virginia Tech ,CU Denver, Emery Riddle University, University of Texas ,Texas Christian University, Arizona State University ,University of Houston, and Arkansas State University. Another option many St. John’s graduates have chosen to pursue is entrance into military colleges such as The United States Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy, etc. As an “Honor Unit With Distinction”, St. John’s Military School may submit multiple recommendations each year on behalf of St. John’s graduates to each of the military colleges. For young men pursuing a dream of attending a military college, St. John’s can help them achieve this honorable and prestigious goal.
St. John’s Military School student to teacher ratio varies from 8:1 to 10:1, depending upon the makeup of the student body in any given calendar year. This low ratio ensures exceptional military school education as teacher’s concentrate on the individual needs of their students in tailoring an educational and instructional approach based upon each student’s innate ability.
For over thirty years, St. John’s has earned the designation of Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Honor School with Distinction from the United States Army Command. This accomplishment is very unique and there are few educational institutions that have achieved a similar designation over the years. This exceptional recognition illustrates not only the quality of St. Johns’ education, but also the benefits of a structured environment that strongly emphasizes the achievement of personal and Cadet Corps objectives.