This Military Schools in Indiana article offers information on the two military schools located in Indiana.
Overview of Military Schools in Indiana
Indiana is home to two of the older military-style college preparatory schools in the United States. Founded in the late nineteenth century, The Howe School and Summer Camp and Culver Military Academy are located about 50 miles apart, with Howe being almost due east of South Bend and Culver being almost due south. Here is an introduction to the two military schools in Indiana.
The Two Military Schools in Indiana
• Culver Military Academy—Culver Military Academy is the boys’ high school at Culver Academies. There is a girls’ school, Culver Girls Academy, but while it has a strong leadership component, emphasized in the CGA Prefect System, it does not have the military element present in the Culver Military Academy. Culver Academies also includes Culver Summer Schools and Camps.
Culver Military Academy, founded in 1894, has an 1800-acre campus. It currently enrolls 792 students in grades 9 through 12, with no post-graduate year. The student body has 11 % day students, which is fairly high for private military schools. Twenty-two percent of students are international. The school offers ESL courses, but does not have support for students with ADD/ADHD. Eighty-seven percent of the faculty have an advanced degree.
Culver is non-denominational, but does support students’ spiritual lives, offering Jewish and Muslim prayer, Protestant worship, and Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Masses. Twenty AP/Advanced courses and 19 interscholastic sports teams are offered. Famous graduates include George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, the actor Hal Holbrook, the film critic Gene Siskel, and the children’s author Jon Scieszka, perhaps best known for The Stinky Cheese Man.
The Culver Military Academy website is here: http://www.culver.org/
• The Howe School and Sumer Camp—The Howe School and Summer Camp, founded in 1884, has a 100-acre campus. It is a coeducational school offering grades 5 through 12, divided into a lower school (grades 5 to 8) and an upper school (grades 9 to 12) with no post-graduate year. The student body of 141 students is 98% boarding and 18% international. The school offers ESL courses, but does not have support for students with ADD/ADHD. Sixty percent of the faculty have an advanced degree.
Howe is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, as well as JROTC, and addresses academic and spiritual formation as well as cadet leadership training. Leadership, Education, and Training (LET) JROTC classes are required in grades 9 through 12. Five AP/Advanced courses and 14 interscholastic sports are offered. Howe offers 2-, 4-, and 6-week summer camps, which include sports, games, and military training as part of the daily routine, and has been compared to the Boy Scouts experience. Also available are review instruction or preparation for their next school year mixed in with the other activities.
The Howe School and Summer Camp website is here: