Admission for International Students

We welcome international students at Army Navy Academy Boarding School

Army and Navy Academy is an internationally recognized boarding school for boys grades 7-12.

With over 20 countries represented, the Academy offers international students a rigorous U.C. standard curriulum with AP and Honors courses, a West Point/Annapolis military-style leadership program, an emphasis on character development and values, extracurricular clubs, athletics, a secure residential life boarding program, and access to all that Southern California has to offer. 

Please contact the International Admission Counselor or call 760.547.5285 with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  What is the school mission and philosophy?
A: Our mission is to educate and develop good character in young men.  Our values are: honor, integrity, respect, responsibility, and compassion.

Q:  Do you have an ESL (English as a Second Language) program?
A: Yes, an ESL program is available for all students who need to practice their English comprehension and grammar skills. We offer a 3-week ESL Accelerator course to all incoming students prior to the start of the school year in the fall (cost is $1,500 USD).

Subsequently, ESL class is offered during the academic school-year (cost is $3,000 USD per year). Enrolled Cadets can refer to their enrollment contract for more information on whether ESL classes have been required or recommended.
In addition, we offer elective ESL courses.  Please see the Curriculum Guide or contact us for details.

Q:  What are the entrance requirements?
A: Students must have:
     - Minimum of a 3.0 GPA
     - Positive teacher reports
     - TOEFL score of 52 or above
     - Very high committment to attend

Q:  How do I apply?
A: To begin, please submit the online application

Q:  Which tests are required for admission?
A: We require submission of the TOEFL or SSAT exam.

Q:  What are your score requirements for the TOEFL or SSAT?
A: The score requirements are as follows:
  • TOEFL iBT – 52 or above
  • TOEFL Junior – 750 or above
  • SSAT – 2000 or above  

TOEFL Test Dates
SSAT Test Dates

Q:  Is a Skype interview required?
A: Yes, a Skype interview is required. A Skype interview will be scheduled only after the admission file has been completed.

Q:  Do you issue the I-20?
A: Army and Navy Academy issues the I-20 to all international students requiring an F-1 visa. Please contact the International Admission Counselor for more information.

Q:  When does school begin and end?
A: The school-year typically begins in early September and ends in early June. New international students are generally required to arrive early for a three-week ESL intensive prior to the first day of school. Please contact the International Admission Counselor for more details.

Q:  What is the closest airport? Do you provide transportation to and from the airport?
A: The closest airport is San Diego International Airport. Transportation is provided through our Transportation Department and must be scheduled several days in advance. We do not service Los Angeles International Airport; therefore, all connections must be made for San Diego International Airport.

Q:  Where do students go to college after graduating?
A: The Academy adheres to U.C. standards for high school graduation. Many students are therefore accepted by U.C. and Calstate campuses.  Graduates from the past six years have been accepted to outstanding universities, colleges and service academies which include: Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU, Columbia University, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Boston College, West-Point, and Annapolis.

Q:  How are roommates assigned?
A: Students live in close quarters according to grade level. All students share a common area. There are two students per room in the Lower School (Grades 7-9) and two to three students per room in the Upper-School (Grades 10-12).

Q: Do you offer a fall or spring semester study abroad program or foreign exchange program?
A: Yes, the Academy does accept a limited number of international students for a study abroad program. Students must meet all admission criteria and may apply for fall or spring semester.  Please contact us for more details.

Note: Non-U.S. citizens, as well as those residing in the U.S. with a Green Card, are considered international students.  

U.S. citizens living abroad will need to have their transcripts translated, even if attending an American School. In this case, please contact us for details before applying under the international category. 

Contact Information:

Victor Traycey
International Admission Counselor
Phone: 760.547.5285
Fax: 760.434.5948


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Currently Accepting Applications!

  • Spring Semester Deadline: January 10
  • Fall 2015-2016 Deadline: February 5

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees: 

Returning Cadets$40,800*

Returning Cadet Fees Include:

  • Tuition ($35,400)
  • Room/Board
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals
  • Health Insurance
New Cadets       $45,550*

 New Cadet Fees Include:

  • Tuition ($35,400)
  • Room/Board
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals
  • Health Insurance
  • ESL Three-Week
  • ESL Class
  • New Student Fee

Note: ESL fees may be waived for students who are advanced English speakers.

*Total costs may have a slight variance due to incidentals and bookstore charges.