Discover Army and Navy Academy

The Game Changer For Boys, Grades 7-12

“A wonderful place for boys to learn leadership, responsibility, character and the many skills needed to become engaged, purposeful and contributing citizens and young men of tomorrow! ANA is providing my son opportunities to be the best he can be and as an ANA parent I could not be more pleased with our experience.” – Pamela R. (Parent) 

Since 1910, the Academy has been focused on how young men, grades 7-12 learn, engage, and become motivated to achieve their full potential. Army and Navy Academy is located on the shores of the Pacific Coast near San Diego, California. The Academy offers a highly structured day, goal-setting, time management, and a system of accountability.

Why Boys? Why Boarding? Why Military?

Currently Accepting Applications!

  1. Online Application
  2. Schedule a Visit

Admission Criteria

The Academy accepts applications on a space-available basis, in the order in which they are received and based upon the following Admission criteria: Student Interest and Commitment to Attend the Academy; Attendance and Discipline Record; Grade Point Average; Test Scores; and Student Survey and Writing Sample.


We are the only school on the West Coast offering a boarding school on the beach, stellar leadership training, character development centered on key virtues and values, and boy-friendly single-gender learning pedagogies. As a college preparatory military boarding school built exclusively for boys, everything we do is designed to help Cadets excel in all facets of campus life.

Beyond the classroom, we extend boy-oriented life lessons into Cadet Life, where boys put the principles of leadership and character development into action, whether this is during sports, study time, inspections, clubs, trips, or weekend activities.

Our Faculty and Cadet Life staff truly understand the science behind gender-based learning differences, giving them a distinct advantage in implementing our mission to educate, mentor, and develop good character and leadership in young men.