St. John's Northwestern Military & JROTC

Challenge Yourself to Excel


This is you: Determined. Proactive. Prominent.

Whether you’re confident about the path you’re on, or seeking your true direction, you’ll find the support you need in the St. John’s Northwestern Military & JROTC programs. This prestigious co-ed program guides you to look within to discover your unique strengths—and to look outward, forming close bonds with a diverse group of peers as you develop your leadership skills.

Developing minds and shaping character

The Military & JROTC Program sets rigorous standards and clear rewards for setting and achieving goals. Our structured, student-centered environment emphasizes excellence in learning, character and leadership. Your experience is built on our four pillars:

Above & Beyond

Explore a few of the key offerings of the historic military program, or if you're ready to take the next step and challenge yourself, start your application today.

Choose Your


Military Pathways

Our prestigious program is built around the JROTC curriculum, and if you aspire to a U.S. service academy appointment, or ROTC scholarship, SJNA offers preparation and results you can’t get elsewhere.

  • JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction, the highest ranking
  • 100% JROTC accreditation score
  • #1 in Wisconsin for USMA appointments
  • Military Academy graduates have earned millions in ROTC scholarships

College & Beyond

Our progressive, college-preparatory education includes the opportunity for advanced placement and dual-credit courses. The Military program cultivates emerging leaders who have confidence, self-mastery and compassion, inspiring others by example. You leave St. John’s Northwestern with the resources to succeed in your chosen profession, your personal relationships, and your lifelong goals. The Army JROTC curriculum links content to other disciplines as well as state education standards and teaches cadets to collaborate, reflect and think critically. Cadets gather new information, practice competency, and apply the competency to a real-life situation.

Military & JROTC Program FAQs

No. Attending our Military Academy does not mean you’re required to participate in the military after graduation. While many St. John’s Northwestern graduates are admitted to the five military service academies, most advance to the colleges, universities, and professional schools of their choice.

Absolutely! Our goal is to give all students the tools they need to pursue their chosen path. For those interested in attending the military service academies, our preparation stands out. For seven years running, St. John’s Northwestern has held the record for the most West Point appointments. Our JROTC program achieved a perfect score—almost unheard-of among military academies.

We seek students of good character who are ready to be challenged to achieve their best. Many of our students feel “lost in the shuffle” at their current school, or are looking for a structure that helps them realize their full potential. At St. John’s Northwestern, cadets are accountable to each other and feel ownership in the school as well as their personal path.

Yes. St. John’s Northwestern has zero tolerance for bullying, drugs and alcohol. We’re dedicated to making every student feel welcome and secure, and provide the necessary structure and supervision. As in any family, students learn to resolve differences. And they develop the bond of going through experiences together, helping each other succeed.

You may be surprised at what’s possible. Our enrollment staff helps you explore financial aid options, including merit-based and need-based assistance as well as loans from preferred vendors. Talk with us!

St. John’s Northwestern is a nonprofit organization and receives no federal or state funding. We rely solely on tuition and the generosity of our donors.