“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
Vince Lombardi

Regardless of athletic prowess, team sports have the ability to bond people in ways that no other activities can. It builds trust in others as well as confidence in one’s ability to contribute to a common goal. At St. John’s, sports and clubs play key roles in the development of young men in order to not only provide the opportunity to be a part of a larger group and physical growth, but to also step outside of one’s self in the interest of others. Cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork are keys to success in most situations that they will encounter in their lives. Although every cadet is obligated to participate in physical training each day, all are encouraged to join a club or sport.

Boys Military School Cadets Playing Football The coaching staff of SJMS football believe that many life lessons are taught, and found while on the field including time management, resilience, self-motivation, and of course, teamwork. St John’s football competes against other schools from around the region in “8-man” football and strives to develop young men both on and off the field. St John’s cadets have gone on to play at the collegiate level in all divisions.


High school students can sign up to participate in BEST robotics. Typically, the cadet will be enrolled in the robotics class during the academic day. BEST robotics allows the cadets more of an opportunity to be competitive. All teams use the same materials provided, which levels the playing field. The season begins in September when the team travels to Wichita State University (WSU) for the game reveal. The team then has six weeks to build and program the robot to complete the challenge. During the season the team travels to WSU three times (game reveal day, practice day, and competition day).