"We are best known for Academics and Leadership."
Students enrolled 3
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School leader Mr Dave Watson
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Type Religious
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5755 North State Road 9
Howe, IN 46746

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(260) 562-2131
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5 stars
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September 22, 2013
Howe School has been exactly what our son needed. This is his second year - he will graduate in the spring - but we cannot say enough good things about the school. The structure and high expectations were something he adjusted to pretty quickly, and we saw a surprising rise in his grades as well as a slowly growing maturity throughout that first year. The ability to play sports again was so good for him (he never made the cut in tryouts back home and therefore missed out on all the good things that come with being on a team). Most importantly, he learned to respect others and respect himself. We struggled so so hard with the initial decision of whether or not he should go to a boarding school - - there were so many unknowns - - but he probably would not be graduating this year if we hadn't taken this bold step. He was headed in the wrong direction, and he just plain had to be removed from the situation he was in. The staff and teachers at Howe are absolutely invested in these kids. Visit the school if you can. The buildings aren't new, but the history and tradition are impressive, and a lot of lives have been changed there.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
The Howe School was a great place for me to send my son! The hardest part about having him attend Howe, was the fact that he thought it was out of hatred. He didn't realize it until graduation that attending Howe was all out of Love. I'm paraphrasing, but he said to me "I thought Howe was like a boot camp with chain linked fences on our way to take a campus tour. I remember me telling you I hated you and what not, but I have to say it was the best thing that ever happened." Granted, I wasn't always happy but all around, The Howe School changed my sons life!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
An excellent Boarding School, one of the Best that the state of Indiana has in my opinion. I will be attending Howe next semester. I have visited there multiple times and I have learned more about it each time I visited. Howe is NOT A REFORM OR A SCHOOL FOR TROUBLED KIDS. HOWEVER, HOWE IS A SCHOOL THAT TEACHES KIDS HOW TO SURVIVE IN A COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT. HOWE IS A COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL THAT USES THE JROTC PROGRAM TO TURN OUT KIDS THAT ARE POLITE AND VERY MOTIVATED (BOTH ACADEMICALLY AND PHYSICALLY) . Howe is also NOT A BOOT CAMP.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2012
I attended Howe for 2 1/2 years. Growing up in the public school system, most of my experience was pleasant; however, I had been struggling with family life at home and became unmotivated and depressed. My stepfather didn't like me and did pretty much everything he could to make my life miserable. He gave me an ultimatum of being in a juvenile delinquent home (even though I was far from a juvenile delinquent) or going to military school. I happily chose Howe and after the tour and the entrance exam, I started my journey there. When I entered Howe, I had a 1.7 GPA. When I left Howe, I was a couple points short of a 3.0. My first year was rocky and when I got to my senior year, I had between a 4.0 and a 4.5 every 6 weeks. Howegave me direction as I was able to do all the sports I wanted, the extra-curricular activities, worked out, forged irreplaceable friendships, and even felt a sense of leadership that I hadn't had before. The teachers keep up with your class work, it can be a pain but it is for your benefit. The drama is a little more than public school, but that is to be expected when you live with people. Howe is a great place to push any student wanting to reform their life.

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2012
I would highly recommend this school if your son/daughter gets overlooked due to the fact they are well behaved. Previous schools always commented that my son was great to have in class, said he was doing fine and would then run him through with a "D". Within weeks after attending the Howe School he is achieving and maintaining a 3.6 gpa. On one visit, we entered the cafeteria during lunch hour, the room was crowded and we were having trouble finding our son, but within seconds two cadets stopped eating, approached us to see who we were looking for, then immediately sought out and directed our son to our location. Rarely do you find that kind of respect AND action in our society, let alone from a teenager in his own setting. Their Leadership training is among the Best I have seen. The staff has addressed every concern or question we have asked. My sons grades, self confidence and maturity speak volumes for the time proven system they have in place there. No school is perfect, but at the Howe School, they are as close as I have seen.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
I have an 8th grade son and a 12th grade son, both attending Howe for their second year. My children have attended private schools in our area and none compared to the education they are receiving at Howe Military Academy. The staff at Howe does an excellent job of recognizing and building upon each student's strengths while helping them to address any areas needing work. Class sizes are small. The staff is willing to work with students and parents creating an optimal environment for children to thrive academically, physically, and emotionally. I researched several boarding schools before selecting Howe; my sons and I agree we made the right choice.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
My first son is entering his junior year at Howe. Howe has transformed my son. As a result, i just enrolled his twin brother to finish his high school career. The classes are very small andone on one. I highly recommend Howe.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2012
My son attended The Howe School for 7th-12th grades. He begged me to let him go back every year. The faculty and staff truly care about the success of each student. The focus is on rewarding students for positive grades and behavior. They function like a big family encouraging each other every step of the way. This is not a place to send troubled kids. This is a terrific option for kids that get lost in the public school system and are not performing at their true potential. The elements are in place at The Howe School for each student to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
I STRONGLY disagree with the last review! This school is excellent for those students that are lost in the large public school or for those students that need an extra push or a more customized education. This is not a school where "bad kids" go. It is a college prep school that has 100% of graduates accepted into a higher institution. My son loves the school and went from LD classes to National Honor Society in just one year! I suspect that the last review was written by a disgruntled student. If you are unsure, please take a tour of the beautiful facility and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
My son was very unhappy at his current school and was doing poorly in the area of academics. When I brought up the idea of going to Howe he very firmly told me "I am not interested in going to a military school!" My husband and I convinced him to take a tour, and if he still did not want to attend he did not have to. I explained to him we had three other children to take care of and could not afford to send him if he ws not going to perform to the best of his abaility while there. After the tour we went to eat lunch, and with out any prompting from us he said he really liked the school and wanted to go back and take the entrance exam! This school gave me back my son!!! I would highly reccommed this school to anyone. Contrary to popular belief this school is not for "bad" children. This is a college prep school with a very high graduation rate. I was not going to make a post but after reading one saying the kids are disrespectful, unmotiviated and having a lack of discipline is completely FALSE. My child has matured and the times I have attended school functions every Cadet has shown the utmost respect to myself and others. I praise The Howe School and what they are doing

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
howe military school now known as the howe school is a terrible school and i absolutely discourage any family from sending their child there under any circumstances. the cadets that attend this school are unmotivated, disrespectful, and lack discipline. i will admit that the teachers are somewhat decent compared to public schools but that is the only positive thing i have to say about the school. as for the first review i suspect that it was posted by someone on the schools faculty, i am not aware of any student that would be enthusiastic about attending the school. this is currently my third year attending this school and hopefully my last. i hope that everyone will take this review seriously and not disregard it while making their decision on sending their child to howe military school/the howe school.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
I was in seventh grade and had switched schools seven times. My GPA average since fifth grade had been a .63. My very first grading period at Howe was a 3.45 in seventh grade. I am now going into my Sophmore year with a 3.78, last year made my time at HMS the logest stay at any school! I am sooo happy! I finally found a school AND a lifestyle that I will succeed with. I have no plans for the military and there is no pressure for me to do so, Howe has changed my life around... Thank You HMS.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2004
I am a teacher who has worked within or with several districts/communities in Indiana and Ohio. I have never worked with more dedicated and devoted teachers anywhere. The school works to push the best further and help those that were not helped elsewhere. I hope one day a staff member will read this and realize their 16 hour days, time away from family, dedication to students, and their superior personal study in their subjects did not go unoticed!

- submitted by a teacher
April 29, 2004
Excellent! Looking for structure that produces great effort for your middle schooler this is it. It is truly an honor to go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Howe Military School
5755 North State Road 9, Howe, IN  46746
(260) 562-2131
Last modified Howe Military School is a Private school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Howe Military School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.