The ANA Difference

The Army and Navy Academy Difference

Army and Navy Academy is a life changer for boys! Our unique, scientifically proven and evidence-based approach to single-gender learning has been transforming lives since 1910. Exclusively geared for boys in grades 7-12, we focus on how boys learn, find motivation, and succeed. Boys set goals and reach higher! 

WHAT MAKES THE ACADEMY DIFFERENT?

Find out what makes Army & Navy Academy stand out from other boarding schools, military schools, military academies, and private schools. Here are just some of the ways our school is unique. We encourage you to schedule a visit to begin the journey and discover even more. 

Boy-Centered Approach – First and foremost, we understand boys, not only how they learn best, but how to engage and motivate them. For over a century, the Academy has been invested in single gender education, and along the way, we have learned some critical lessons. Backed by scientific research, we train our faculty and staff to incorporate methods to get boys moving, doing hands-on projects, and to ignite a real love for learning. 

College and Career Preparation – We know this generation is more focused than ever on an education tied to real world practical applications. With this mind, we offer a UC standard based curriculum with a heavy STEM focus, AP and Honors classes, robust Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), over 20 clubs, trips in the U.S. and abroad, and electives aligned with future college and career pathways.  Our dedicated and caring faculty help boys find their areas of strength as they build intellectual confidence and core competencies. 

Mentorship – In today’s world, perhaps more than ever, boys need mentorship beyond their peers and parents. We do not want boys to fall behind! Boys in middle school and throughout high school need strong mentorship in academics, but they also need male mentorship to guide them after classes end. This is where our Trainers, Advisors, Counselors (TACS) step in and make a difference. They guide and mentor boys to set goals, follow our core values, demonstrate respect and good etiquette, show strong leadership, and establish good life habits. 

Champion Athletes – Army & Navy Academy is known for a strong track record and a history of CIF championships. Warrior Strong! JV and Varsity sports allow boys to get moving, as they develop both mental and physical fitness. Coaches cultivate a sense of brotherhood, ethical standards, and a commitment to teamwork. They are life changers for boys!

Stellar Leadership Program  – As an Honor Unit with Distinction, we go beyond the JROTC mission to create good citizens. We shape young men into the leaders of tomorrow. Not only our college matriculation, but our rich history of notable alumni is a testament to how leadership training is transformative. Our graduates pursue careers in business, government, diplomacy, science, technology, engineering, hotel management, nonprofits, military service, and many other fields where they make their mark as leaders. 

Life Skills and Character Development – The rigorous daily schedule helps boys develop a blueprint for life, one that balances mental, physical, social, and spiritual activities. They learn how to set goals, manage priorities, and learn time management skill sets. In addition, they follow our core values and put them into action in all aspects of their daily lives. 

Amazing Amenities – With the Pacific Ocean at our doorstep, we have direct access to the beach and ocean views from many of our facilities. Similar to a college setting and ideally located in a quaint village, the Academy offers unparalleled access to all that California has to offer.  

“The change in our son is exactly what we have been praying to see. This is one of the best decisions that we have made and I personally believe that boys are missing out on a great opportunity to become men and leaders if they have not visited this amazing campus on the Pacific Ocean.”

-- John R. , Parent

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Army and Navy Academy is firmly committed to our values of Honor, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Gratitude, and we fervently pledge to fulfill our mission of educating, mentoring, and developing good character and leadership in young men.

 

The Army and Navy Academy experience is shaped around:

Academics

Interactive. Hands-On. Dynamic. These words all describe the classroom at ANA. We are worlds apart from schools where boys get lost in the crowd and their motivation to succeed is diminished.

Based on extensive research, we understand how boys learn and what motivates them, so everything we do is boy-centric. This is a school where boys grow into young men, take ownership of their decisions, and map out their college plans and futures. Our academic support such as mandatory study time and after school office hours give our cadets the resources they need to ignite their passion for learning. 

Athletics

An active lifestyle is an integral part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle at our boarding school for boys in middle and high school. Students participate in physical activity every day after classes end and select from a broad range of JV and Varsity sports, ranging from team sports to solo sports, to physical training. We get middle and high school students moving both inside and outside the classroom. They bond, build a brotherhood, work in teams, and have fun! 

Leadership & Character Development

At Army and Navy Academy, an education includes highly practical life skills in leadership and management. Unlike many private or public schools, where leaders are elected by popularity, our cadets go through a rigorous mental and physical selection process to become a leader.

Army and Navy Academy cadets are uniquely prepared for leadership roles through our JROTC program, a program designed to create good citizens. Cadets quickly learn that leadership responsibility is earned based on knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Leaders are charged with a high level of responsibility as they mentor and guide others, uphold our values, honor code, and help reinforce policies and procedures. 

Integral to all aspects of boarding school life, including leadership training and academic lessons, character development is central in all that we do. 

Honor, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion and Gratitude are the core values we follow.

Cadets also follow an honor code “Do not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do.”  There is an Honor Council to address issues in a fair-minded manner to inspire change. Character matters! 

 

 

Campus Life

Campus life at Army & Navy Academy involves the integration and continuation of learning and development. This extends into sports, clubs, activities, relaxation time, meals, study time, dorm meetings, trips, and all aspects of life.

We create synergy between Leadership Education Training (LET),  Associated Student Body (ASB) and Cadet Life, so the leadership skills learned in the classroom continue to be emphasized after the school day is over. Class leaders are instrumental in organizing various activities, trips, proms, service projects, weekend activities, and providing valuable input to affect change.