Safe & Structured Environment providing students a foundation for life

Creating an Environment

For Success

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Campus Safety

SJNA provides our students with a safe and secure place to call their home away from home.

Supervised off-campus outings as well as on-campus activities, ensure you can feel confident in your child's new home.


Student Life

At SJNA, we understand the importance of providing extensive care to our students. In addition to our 24/7 care, we have TWENTY-FIVE Residential Life staff who work tirelessly to develop and nurture your student outside of the classroom.


1-on-1 Counseling

College counseling at St. John’s Northwestern guides students through one of life’s most important transitions, as students navigate their way towards their academic and professional path after high school.



Spiritual and character development at St. John’s Northwestern is built on our Christian roots and extends to respect every student’s faith tradition. We help students articulate what they believe and why they believe it, because that knowledge empowers them to lead a life of purpose and service.


Structured Schedule

Your child will benefit from a rigorous schedule, featuring academics, mentor meetings, and supervised study halls which as our founder Sydney Smythe felt would, "get the most out of a student by making them reach just a little farther than they had supposed their arms could stretch."


Study Time

We understand the value of both supervised and individual study hours. That's why at SJNA we build both into our student's daily lives. With access to resources and guidance from teachers or academic mentors, study hours encourage discipline, concentration, and effective time management skills.


A Day in the Life

6:30 AM

Wake Up

At SJNA, the wake-up period signals the beginning of a structured day for boarding school students. Rising to the sound of reveille, students put on their uniform, make their beds and prepare for the day ahead.

7:00 AM


We serve a variety of nutritious options to fuel the students for the day ahead, ensuring they start their mornings on a nourishing note.

7:30 AM


During tutorial time, students receive personalized assistance and guidance from teachers in small groups or one-on-one sessions. This dedicated time allows students to clarify concepts, review assignments, and deepen their understanding of academic material.

7:30 AM (M/W)


Twice a week, our students attend a chapel service. Our spiritual program forms our students, regardless of faith, into real leaders for the real world.

8:05 AM


The academic day is filled with seven, 45-minute classes tailored for a college preparatory curriculum. In addition to the core content areas, students can choose to explore the world of Engineering, Robotics & Aviation, tap into their creativity in one of our visual arts courses, and explore the limitless possibilities in our computer science and cybersecurity programs,

12:15 PM


Our menu features a variety of options to accommodate different dietary preferences and needs, ensuring that every student can find something satisfying to eat.

1:05 PM


After lunch, students return for two courses to finish the academic portion of the day. Students may find themselves delving into the complexities of calculus or mysteries of physics, or the analysis of classic and modern literature.

2:45 PM


Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of extracurricular activities tailored to their interests and talents. Whether participating in academic clubs or artistic pursuits and a sense of camaraderie.

3:30 PM


SJNA provides its students 18 sport offerings, from tennis to skiing. As one of the four pillars at SJNA we believe athletics play a huge role in a student's teamwork skills, leadership abilities, and overall well-being.

6:00 PM


The dining hall provides a welcoming atmosphere for students to unwind, socialize, and enjoy a balanced meal together.

7:30 PM

Supervised Study Hours

With access to resources and guidance from teachers or academic mentors, study hours encourage discipline, concentration, and effective time management skills.

9:30 PM

Personal Time

By incorporating personal time before lights out into their schedule, the academy promotes habits of cleanliness, self-discipline, and respect for personal health among its students.


Our Commitment

This seal represents our commitment to students and families that SJNA provides you with a safe and structured learning environment that builds a foundation for life.

Choose Your

Specialized Program

Explore each of our specialized programs: Leadership Academy, DME Academy at SJNA Basketball, & the Engineering, Robotics & Aviation (E.R.A.) Program and let us help you pursue your passions.


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