The purpose of basketball at St. John’s Military School is to provide a competitive opportunity for young men to further their educational opportunities by developing their character and life skills in a competitive athletic environment. Being a team sport with an emphasis on structured play, basketball provides interested students the opportunity to participate while learning technical skills, self-discipline, control, and teamwork. St. John’s strives to teach necessary skills to assist the student athlete to win in basketball and in life.
Both junior varsity and varsity military basketball programs are offered. St. John’s competes with other private and public schools in the area. Every Cadet has an opportunity to play if he chooses. The basketball season consists of 20 games and the state playoffs.