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Boarding and Day Summer School | Grades 7-12 | June 23-July 27, 2019

The Summer Advantage

Summer OPS (Opportunities for Personal Success) provides the St. John’s Northwestern Experience in five intensive weeks of learning and training. The program offers young men and women in grades 7-12 an opportunity to advance academically in the structured and supportive environment of our military boarding school. Summer faculty and staff will guide cadets toward the character traits and leadership skills they will need as adults. Summer cadets engage in each of the four pillars of the academy.


Our goal is to provide cadets with the best possible learning environment while supporting them as they achieve their goals. Cadets can:

  • Earn additional credit by taking a new course
  • Repeat a course for credit recovery
  • Enjoy small class sizes 
  • Utilize structured evening study hours 



Cadets experience the same successful military leadership training that is offered during the regular school year at St. John’s Northwestern. Daily military training instills structure, discipline and develops personal leadership skills. Students may earn rank and hold leadership positions within the program's military structure.


Cadets participate in an after school athletic activity Monday through Friday. Weekends have scheduled on-campus and off-campus activities.

Character & Service

All cadets attend chapel services during the week. This fellowship time serves to build community and to identify, promote and encourage the qualities that lead to personal success.

Weekday Schedule
The five-week Summer OPS program is full of activities and learning for each cadet. A typical weekday schedule is as follows:
0700 Wake Up
0745-0820 Breakfast
0830-1130 Class
1145-1230 Lunch
1245-1545 Class
1545-1630 Company Time
1630-1745 Athletics
1745-1845 Dinner
1845-1915 Free Time
1930-2130 Study Hours
2200 Lights Out

Summer program fees are as follows: 

Boarding Cadets - $3,975
Day Cadets - $2,275

Day Cadets with weekend activities - $2,725

Additional fees may apply for specific course offerings. Refer to the course offerings for information.

Computer Policy
Cadets who take classes of English or science during the summer academic program will need a computer.

Apply Today!

For questions or to register for Summer OPS, call Admissions at (800) 752-2338 or apply online.