Christian Boarding / Military Preparatory Schools

Military schools are a valuable tool that may prepare children, with or without problems, for later life. In fact, many of these schools don’t anymore accept children with severe problems that can put other children or the community at risk–usually problems involving drugs or the law.

If you want to get your 12-year olds the best possible head start, putting him in a military school is an excellent choice. There, he or she will not only develop good study habits but also master skills that are very important for college and life: time management, drive for success, appreciation to physical fitness, etc.

There are lots of military schools all over the United States, but few are regarded as the best:

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Chamberlain-Hunt Academy

Chamberlain-Hunt Academy (CHA) is a private, coeducational, Christian military school located in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Founded in 1879 as the successor to Oakland College, the school is known nationally for its unusually strict traditions and exceptionally rigorous military discipline.

Chamberlain-Hunt Academy offers a structured environment: daily schedule in the study hall and for classes, compulsory athletic programs and activities, enforced uniform and haircut. Rigorous academic training is observed to ensure that every cadet who graduates is prepared for higher education. As a prominent Christian school, catechism, bible lessons and values education is integrated into the curriculum. Prayer and chapel service is integrated into the cadet’s schedule as well. Chamberlain-Hunt Academy describes itself as “one of the few military schools left in the U.S. that self-consciously maintains its distinctive Christian character and strict military discipline”. Its core belief is that discipline is essential to successful learning and living in God’s world.

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TMI — The Episcopal School of Texas

TMI — The Episcopal School of Texas is a private, Christian, coeducational college-preparatory school located in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1893 when San Antonio still lie on the fringes of the American Old West, the school is considered among the finest secondary school in the State of Texas.

As a college-preparatory school, TMI offers students Christian education in small classroom settings that allow a great deal of interaction among students and teachers. Class sizes, by design, are small, averaging around twelve students per class with an overall teacher to student ratio of 1:8.

The JROTC program became optional for girls since their admission in 1972, and for boys since 1974. In 2005, the school changed its name to TMI — The Episcopal School of Texas, full name Texas Military Institute.

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La Salle Institute

La Salle Institute is a private, Christian, all-male college-preparatory military school located in Williams Road, Troy, New York. It was founded in 1850 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools as a school for the hundreds of poor immigrant boys in the area.

La Salle maintains its position as a leading college-preparatory military training school in New York. It has twice been designated a National School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. The school is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Military training is an integral part of La Salle training, ever since the founding of the Cadet Battalion in 1891. Today, the program is known as the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program.

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