St. John’s Northwestern

Military Academy



Shadow a Cadet

Experience cadet life, participate in school life and make friends through the Shadow a Cadet program. Young men in grades 7 through 12 may spend a school day on campus to experience cadet life. A young man will be paired with a current cadet and "shadow" him through his morning classes, review the troops, enjoy lunch, and have an opportunity to ask the cadet questions about our school and weekend activities. Your son will take a tour of the Academy and attend a few morning classes with a cadet escort. Parents are asked to join their son and his cadet escort for lunch. In the afternoon, your son will take our entrance exam followed by interviews with school representatives from Enrollment Services, the Academic Office and the Resident Life Office.

Shadow days may be arranged by appointment, Monday through Friday, during the school year. The day's schedule begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. The Shadow a Cadet program requires a completed application and payment of $115, which includes our $100 application fee. A copy of your son's school transcript is required (a certified or actual copy is not necessary).

Space is limited. If you are interested in having your son Shadow a Cadet, contact Enrollment Services at (800) 752-2338 or complete a contact form.