President’s Welcome

Selecting a school is an important decision, and I want to help as you explore what the programs at SJNA have to offer. Here, you will find unique opportunities, supportive faculty and staff, and experiential learning that shapes future leaders.

Paul Edwin Lima, Major General


Starting your son or daughter on a journey with St. John’s Northwestern Academies may be one of the most significant decisions you can make for your family.

Once you see our campus and learn about our rich heritage dating back to 1884, I believe you will appreciate how special St. John’s Northwestern is.

Our community of staff, faculty, parents, alumni, cadets and preps is very important to us. Cadets in our Military Academy are bonded to each other through the timeless traditions that echo through the halls. Preps in our Prefect Academy are establishing new traditions. On campus, there is great enthusiasm for learning and developing the talents of each individual in our care.

The daily rituals on our scenic grounds are truly a sight to behold. From the morning tradition of raising the American flag, to the evening when the lights go out, our days are filled with excitement and opportunity for every student. Come observe what makes us so much more than just another school. You will quickly see why St. John’s Northwestern Academies is the right place for your child.

MG Lima Signature
Paul Edwin Lima, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired), President