St. John's Northwestern Academies

Leadership Lives Here

Experience the premier co-ed preparatory and military boarding school.

St. John's Northwestern Academies

Leadership Lives Here

Experience the premier co-ed preparatory and military boarding school.



St. John's Northwestern

Since 1884, St. John’s Northwestern Academies has served as an independent, private college preparatory school in Delafield, Wisconsin. We offer both boarding and day school for aspiring boys and girls from middle school through high school along with post graduate programs.


Our mission at SJNA is to educate and develop young men and women to be responsible citizens, as well as moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to take advantage of today and tomorrow’s opportunities. SJNA founder Sydney Smythe felt that "the way to get the most out of a student is to make them reach just a little farther than they had supposed their arms could stretch."


Through a strategic partnership with DME Academy, out of Daytona, Florida - SJNA now offers a unique pathway for student-athletes that demand more from their athletic and academic experiences.

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The historic military academy challenges cadets to excel at leadership of self and others. See how this prestigious program forms character and skills for life, and provides clear military careers and pathways for our students.

The Prefect Leadership Academy prepares students to take their place as influential global citizens. Through our proprietary leadership curriculum, explore this innovative preparatory approach to leadership and character driven success.

Take your game to the next level, and push yourself to maximize your potential. Experience the brand new and exciting partnership with DME Academy as the power of the two brands will provide our student-athletes with a pathway for success both on and off the court.

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Broaden your horizons and join a global academy. Our diverse community is truly international as 35 percent of students come from outside the United States. Join the community and make and meet friends for life from across the world.

Academically, SJNA is a leader in one-of-a-kind experiences. The Engineering Robotics & Aviation (ERA) program stands alone, and our 10-1 student to teacher ratio ensures an intimate learning experience. SJNA gives students the opportunity to earn their private pilots license, engage in top-level robotics and cyber-security programs and a first of its kind drone program.

Attending SJNA will set your child on the runway to success, this year’s senior class received over $4 million in college scholarships.

Students can earn their Private Pilot License and their EMT State Certification through our Aviation Science and Initial Emergency Medical Technician Program

Starting in the 2023-24 academic year, SJNA and DME will work together to amplify the sports program. The joint venture kicks off with 11 year NBA veteran Wesley Person, currently at DME Academy in Daytona, Florida, bringing the successful DME basketball academy to SJNA

Why Students


Hear from our students on why they chose St. John's Northwestern, and what they value most.

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The Campus

Want to see more of St. John’s Northwestern? Take a guided tour and meet some of our incredible faculty and staff as they walk you through our beautiful campus.



SJNA Set for 2023 Fall Families & Homecoming Weekend

Don't miss the 2023 SJNA Fall Families & Homecoming Weekend set for October 5-9, 2023. From athletics to alumni there's something for everyone.

SJNA Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from General Gervais

The award commended SJNA for the development of our nation’s future leaders and number one asset – our youth.

SJNA Welcomes LTC Kiriazis to Assist JROTC Program

Today (Sept. 14), St. John's Northwestern Academies announced that U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ioannis (John) Kiriazis will join an internship role to help guide the JROTC program.
Bob Fine

“As an educator, I could not be more proud to lead St. John’s Northwestern Academies. This is a place where leaders are formed. It is a community whose foundational pillars include: academic excellence, spiritual and character development, athletic/wellness, and our signature leadership training.”

Robert J. Fine, Jr. | President


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