There was a time when acts of violence on school campuses in the U.S. were pretty much confined to an occasional after-school fistfight or an altercation on a football field, but things are different now and it has became abundantly clear to all in recent years that safety in schools must come first.
Regardless of their social and economic backgrounds, all young people need to be trained early on how to meet and overcome challenges and other forms of adversity.
Boarding schools provide the away-from-home living environment where children can develop the personal independence skills they’ll need for college later.
“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”
Personal character is the primary trait that produces personal courage. Both are learned traits, gained from observing them in role models and formal character development orientation,
Teaching teens to cultivate grit is teaching them to believe that their personal and professional success is in their own hands. Not a bad way to begin the journey through a life of success.
It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.
Beyond school classrooms, there are character education resources that parents, grandparents and other adult role models can use to instill basic moral and ethical values in teenagers.
The lack of leadership education is one reason for the growing disparity in educational attainment among U.S. students of different races, nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Goal setting is fundamental to long-term success. After all, it’s difficult to get to a desired destination before you it’s been clearly defined.
The top private military boarding schools in the U.S. send around 98% of their graduates to college and university, with only a very small percentage enlisting directly after high school.
Boarding schools offer an opportunity to develop resiliency, independence and a higher level of college prep than the best public or independent day school.
Leadership camps improve not only your manners and behavior, but your personal morale, appearance, and confidence.
Adjusting to being a new Cadet at Army and Navy Academy isn’t really as hard as you might think. Living at school has made my classmates not only my friends, but my brothers as well.
Overall, OCC taught me how to be a leader, use proper communication, and how to make life decisions that affect me for the better.
What qualities make military boarding schools for boys so unique?
Discipline puts young men on the path to success, along with the skills they need to overcome obstacles that appear along the way.
One of the most important pieces of the boarding school application process is the campus visit.
The boarding school environment gives teens the tools they need to develop the critical skills that lead to independence.
The structure offered at boarding schools can provide the perfect environment in which to foster autonomy in teens.
Camp Challenge is more than a summer camp – it’s a transformative experience that teaches leadership and life skills.
The disciplined schedule at military schools helps students learn the dedication required to set and execute goals effectively.
How many schools can boast a beachfront property and all of the perks that come with it?
Many students in single-gender schools see more academic and personal growth than their peers in co-ed schools.
Cadet Zhu asked several Cadets about how their time at Army and Navy Academy has shaped the ways they lead.
Have you seen a Cadet wearing a blue and orange cord on his uniform? Vanness Zhu ’16 explains what this means.
Vanness Zhu ’16 shares words of wisdom to help guide new Cadets through ANA’s leadership program.
Is your son at boarding school? It’s easy to stay in touch with him using today’s technological options!
Whether your son is new to ANA or is simply hoping to get back into the routine after summer, it’s a good idea to start preparing him for the school year as soon as possible.
How is leadership developed at Army and Navy Academy? It’s a combination of scholarship and service learning.