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Issue No. 30 | 8.12.2022


Dear Warrior Families,

We believe that establishing and maintaining a positive and productive relationship with parents and guardians is vital to the successful execution of our mission.  We are committed to working with parents and guardians in a spirit of cooperation so that each cadet may grow into their full potential. To help facilitate and guide this shared partnership we have created a document which highlights the multiple ways in which we will strive to best communicate and interact with you over the course of the academic year.  We hope that you take the time to read through this question and answer format.  We look forward to seeing you on campus and working with you throughout this school year.

Warrior Proud! Warrior Strong!

Mark Desjardins


To view Army and Navy Academy’s Parent Partner Expectations, please click HERE.


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Water Polo Player Shooting Drill

Water Polo is a proud tradition at Army and Navy Academy. For decades, the Warrior Water Polo team dominated the pool waters of San Diego. Legendary water polo coach Dan Loden guided the program for over 35 years, leading teams to a number of CIF league championships. Their banners hang on the walls of Duffield Sports Center along with the awards of other incredible ANA athletic teams.

In 2017, waning interest in the sport led to the dissolution of the program. However, several enthusiastic cadets began lobbying the faculty and staff to reignite the program in 2018. Plans for a full resurgence of Warrior Water Polo were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but a cadre of cadets successfully reignited water polo as a club sport in 2021.

This school year is the first time in five years that Army and Navy Academy has had a water polo game schedule. A full team of 12 cadets arrived early on August 3rd to begin training. Their busy schedule of weight training, cardio conditioning, swimming drills, and scrimmages has built a strong team of dedicated young men. They are set to go up against Academy rivals La Jolla Country Day, Clairemont High School, Castle Park High School, and Pacific Ridge.

As with all sports at Army and Navy Academy, the first and foremost goal of the team is to teach boys teamwork and offer opportunities to grow as young leaders.


Warrior Water Polo Feature
Water Polo Player Shooting
Water Polo Guard Drill


The Academy is looking forward to welcoming cadets back on campus for the fall! Once everyone is moved in, Cadet Life will be kicking off the school year with activities that include the Beach BBQ and S’mores, movie runs, recreation activities, and church youth ministry for cadets that are interested. As a reminder we have included the move-in days and times:

  • All returning students not in any of the above groups with last names beginning with A through M – August 15, 9:00 a.m.
  • All returning students not in any of the above groups with last names beginning with N through Z – August 15, 11:00 a.m.
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Welcome Back Cadets

Army and Navy Academy’s Master Calendar is your resource for future planning and convenience. Please visit the link to our 2022-2023 calendar HERE.

Army and Navy Academy uses SchoolMessenger to communicate events and important information to parents. Please check your email and add and other Academy email addresses to your spam whitelists to avoid any missed communications.

If you have not yet done so, text Y to the number 67587 to opt into emergency messages from SchoolMessenger. We use text messages to communicate with families only for urgent matters.

If you have not yet completed your Guided Registration process, we have your back! New families, click HERE. Returning families, click HERE.


Cadet Receiving a Wristband at Checkin
Health Center at Checkin
Assistant Commandant and Alumnus
Two Returning Cadets
Cadets Sitting at Move-In
Cadet at Move-In