Be Bold.  Be Brilliant.  Be You.

Are you ready to make a bold decision, find out where you shine, and become the best version of yourself? If so, get ready for challenge, fun, and adventure as you ignite your passion for learning, build lasting bonds, set goals and forge your future.

Built exclusively for boys, everything we do at Army and Navy Academy is designed to help you excel in all facets of campus life.  From small classes with interactive lessons to top notch after school team sports, a wide variety of clubs, and awesome activities, we believe in you and all that you can become.

We are the only boarding/day school on the West Coast offering stellar West Point-style leadership training, core character development, and a University of California college-preparatory curriculum. A stand out amongst boarding and military schools for boys, Army and Navy Academy has been recognized as a Gurian Model School. With graduates attending prestigious universities, colleges, and top military service academies – check out our full list HERE.

Currently Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  No Fee to Apply!

~ Pamela R. (Parent)

“This is 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.”

Admission Office

2605 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm PST

The Office of Admission is located upstairs at the front-end of the campus (NE Corner – above the Dining Hall).

Our beachfront campus in Carlsbad, CA is in a safe quaint village center north of San Diego, with many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance, and the beach at our doorstep. Akin to a college setting, our cadets gain a sense of confidence, independence, and resiliency for college and life readiness.

As a Gurian Model School, the faculty and staff are professionally trained to get boys moving, learning, and connecting.

We offer a dynamic structured day with a number of unique offerings, including our aviation course and club, before school tutorial period, college planning services, CIF varsity sports and physical training, Officer Candidate Course (OCC), and optional Spring Trips.

Criteria for Admission

The Academy accepts new students based upon the following:

  • Commitment to Attend
  • Discipline Record
  • Grade Point Average
  • Test Scores
  • Writing Sample
  • Student Interview

Army and Navy Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

What is your average class size?

Depending on the subject, classes can be anywhere from 5-18, with the average class size of 15. In terms of the student body, the Academy has an enrollment ranging from 280-300, so there are lots of chances to stand out and make close friends. The majority of students are in grades 9-12, with a small middle school for grades 7-8.

Are you primarily a boarding or day school?

Approximately 90% of our cadets board and 10% are local day students — both options work well, so let’s discuss the right fit when you visit.

How diverse are your students?

Students hail from 13 states and 13 countries, so diversity allows students to get to know others and expand their horizons. We offer a number of multicultural activities, trips, and lessons to create global awareness.

What kinds of clubs do you offer?

We offer a variety of clubs ranging from aviation, community service, business, art, writing, games, chess, forensics, green initiatives, specialized clubs for Model UN, Harvard Model Congress, Honor Council, and much more.

What is there to do on weekends?

We offer many weekend activities, such as beach activities, movie theater trips, rec hall games, shopping, village time, as well trips to theme parks, museums, boating, skating, hiking, fishing, mountain trips, and much more! Explore the Weekend Activites Calendar found in the ANA Families section of the website.

Do students go home on weekends and during holidays?

Yes, absolutely. Many Cadets go home on weekends due to the short block schedule on Friday. If you live too far, don’t worry, you can make friends and go to their homes or join campus activities. For long holidays breaks, all students leave campus.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes, there are many options to explore with us. If you are a student, ask your parents to call us for more information. The Financial Resources page provides an overview of various programs and we can discuss fully by phone or during your visit.

How far is the nearest airport?

San Diego International Airport is just 35 minutes away and transit to train stations is just around the corner. Read more about transportation options.