A life changer for boys

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Geared for Boys Since 1910

Army and Navy Academy is an internationally recognized private military school built for boys in grades 7-12. Although the Academy is primarily a boarding school, we do offer a day option at our beachfront campus in Carlsbad (San Diego County), California. The Academy is consistently ranked among the top 5 boarding schools in California.


Geared exclusively for how boys learn, Army and Navy Academy will ignite your drive to succeed through experimentation and collaboration. Beyond a top notch college prep education, how about getting a jumpstart on career interests? Get your pilot’s license, learn the mechanics of unmanned aerial systems, or develop computer science expertise. Our dedicated faculty will inspire and support your college and career interests. Be bold in pursuing your passions at our West Point-style military school for boys, grades 7-11.  


A rigorous daily schedule makes all the difference at our military boarding school for boys in middle and high school. After classes end, you will receive individualized academic attention during tutorial, participate in sports and fitness, maximize mandatory study time, and enjoy activities and clubs with your friends.

Our faculty, coaches, and residential life staff will mentor and guide you to take the lead in your life, to set goals and achieve them. Be brilliant in reimagining your future. 


Self-discipline in athletics carries over to academics, leadership, and other aspects of your life at our military boarding school for boys. At Army and Navy Academy, you can choose from a variety of team or CIF varsity sports, step up to challenges in our physical training program, or go surfing at our beachfront.

Our coaches will help you team up, build a brotherhood, and achieve peak performance. Our military school for boys, helps you become the best version of yourself.  

Create a Blueprint for Life. The Academy offers what you need and crave: structure, motivation, and self-discipline. At our military boardng school, you will learn to live a productive life, balancing intellectual, physical, and social interests, as you gain the determination to reach higher.

Set Your Course for College & Career. Our graduates attend top universities, including: Stanford, MIT, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Brown, Rutgers, NYU, USC, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, UCI, Texas A & M, Purdue, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Norwich, VMI, New Mexico Military Institute, U.S. Military Academy-West Point, U.S. Naval Academy-Annapolis, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and more. For over a century, our graduates have gone on to become top leaders in diverse fields such as: business, science, engineering, technology, aviation, government, and law. Big Dreams. Bold Choices!

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President’s Insights

Since 1910, Army and Navy Academy has been educating, mentoring, and developing good character and leadership in young men.

What makes us different from other U.S. boarding schools and military schools? Check out insights from Academy President Mark Desjardins, Ph.D.



Army and Navy Academy Helps Develop and Mentor Young Men of Good Character

“This school takes a young man and teaches him discipline, responsibility, ownership, and values. The TAC officers spend time getting to know each kid and facilitate problem-solving with the boys. I’d consider any young man very lucky if he can attend this school.”