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Military Academy



Buy a Brick Program

H.M./Davidson and Smith/Slavin Walkway Brick Program

Honor the founder of your school, your beloved coach, the memory of a classmate or yourself by purchasing a brick on one of the memorial brick walkways at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. Each personalized brick features the name and year, as appropriate, and costs $300.

Click here to purchase a brick online. For questions or to purchase a brick via phone, contact the Advancement Office at (262) 646-7220, (800) 234-9097 or

Download a list by class year of all bricks purchased for Academy alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

The H.M. Memorial Walkway is a path beginning at the front of the Noble Victory Memorial Chapel and leading to the Guard Path. It is completely bricked with the names of all the Old Boys and their classmates by class year, enshrined there in honor of Rev. Sidney T. Smythe, the beloved Headmaster (H.M.) and founder of St. John's Military Academy.

The Davidson Memorial Walkway is located in front of the Davidson Stone where alumni from Northwestern Military & Naval Academy have laid memorial bricks in honor of their founder, Colonel Harlan Page Davidson.

Commemorative bricks in honor of Benson Slavin are located in a memorial walkway in front of Farrand Hall Gymnasium. Coach Slavin served Northwestern Military & Naval Academy from 1945 to 1973 as athletic director and head coach of the football, baseball, basketball, track, golf, tennis, swimming and cross-country teams. He was also an instructor in civics and political science, began the NMNA Summer Camp Program and founded the annual alumni basketball game, which he ran until 1995.

Commemorative bricks in honor of Captain Allen Smith are located in a memorial walkway in front of Farrand Hall Gymnasium. Usually referred to as "Captain Smith," "Cap," "Coach Smith" or in cadet conversations as "Smitty," Captain Smith served St. John's Military Academy from 1927 to 1971 as a teacher, coach, athletic director and director of the Old Boys' Alumni Association. He and his wife, Maryann, had two daughters, Shirley and Nancy, and one son, Larry S1953, who was an outstanding student athlete at SJMA.