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6-12
Private
Salina, KS
Students enrolled: 231
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110 W Otis Ave
Salina, KS 67402

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(866) 704-5294
(785) 823-2701
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April 15, 2014
My son have been there for just about six (6) weeks and already he has shown a vast improvement. He went in for academic defiance because his time was spent on mind-.craft. It was a battle to get him to work. I tried several things and nothing appeared to work his grades suffered. Today his grades are A's and B's. What a great turnaround. He still have a few things to work on but i'm confident that he'll come around. Thank you St. John's you deserve ten (10) stars.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2013
My son attends St John's Military School in Salina, Kansas. This school has saved my son's life and opened for him doors that he might never have had open for him. St John's gave him the base on which he was able to realize his true ability. It increased his self confidence and self worth. The faculty and staff have been outstanding. It is truly evident that they all care about these boys. He has been exposed to an atmosphere that instills courage, discipline and self worth. The boys support each other and encourage each other to do their best. This was one of the most difficult decisions that my husband and I have ever had to make, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. My only regret is not sending him sooner.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2013
St. John s Military School has proven to be anything they advertise and more. My son has lost direction and school performance was not just low, his grades were digging new depths. I knew he needed a change from public school to learn structure and responsibility. My son entered St. John s rebelling against most things in the world and wanted to things his way. He soon discovered it is necessary to comply with rules and was given the attention in classroom to increase his learning skills. Of course, like most boys he called after three weeks of new boy training wanting to come home. After he graduated to Old Boy the mood changed. He also discovered being an Old Boy was tougher than being a New Boy with added responsibilities and increased expectations. St. John s clearly sets performance expectations and provides assistance for them to accomplish those goals. The staff at St. John s ensures each boy s safety, successful and well-being. They provide training about life that is not available in public schools and always keep parents informed of your son s progress. After he graduates from St. John s you will know you helped him be successful in school and life.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
SJMS is a wonderful school and I recommend it to any parent that is seeking a lifestyle change for their son. Our son started having problems in the 8th grade. We did everything that we as parents knew to do. He was in trouble at school, with the law and our home life was a complete battlefield all the time. We tried counseling for him and got no where. When he ended up in juvinile dention one weekend we knew that we were at the end of our ropes. We left him in jail over the weekend and when he got out he was transferred to SJMS. It was very rough the first several weeks but we needed him out of our home. We had other children at home we had to think about. SJMS has been a life saver. The staff there a wonderful caring family. To any family that needs a intervention this is it. They take your son in and help them turn their lifes around. They learn from the structured environment, the small classes and they end up with other kids that are just like them. They learn about themselves and who they want to be. This school helps these boys to be the men they want to be. This a wonderful wonderful school. No regrets

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
My son graduated from SJMS in 2011. He struggled in the public high school and transferred to St. John's. Besides academics, he lacked organization, honesty and other important characteristics that are important in life. He is currently in his second year of college and doing well. I will say he had a rough first year at SJMS, because it was so different. He is still in touch with former cadets and his teachers. He ended up having a really good h.s. experience and will hopefully continue modeling the values he learned at St. John's.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
During a very troubled time, our extended family searched for a place to help our son. St. John s Military School (Salina, Kansas) asked, Did you ask him if he wants to change his life? We asked and he said, Yes. He attended summer camp and his junior year at St. John s. The results are demonstrated positive leadership, discipline, teamwork, self-reliance, personal growth, spiritual development, and brotherhood. Because of this excellent positive growth, we decided to have our son graduate from St. John s Military School as part of the 125th Corps. If you find yourself with a son who needs a structured environment to help him grow, we highly recommend St. John s Military School - our school of choice.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
My nephew was a very troubled boy. He was so spoiled because he is the only child to my brother and his wife. His parents want him to be a better person when he grows up and sent him to America attending high school. At the first, he went to a boarding school in FL nearby where we live, but after 2 months, he received all "F" for his classes. Then, my husband researched and found out SJMS and we sent him to this school. Now, he has been with SJMS for almost two semesters, and he is doing great! THANK YOU SJMS ALL TEACHERS AND STAFF! His life needs structure, and SJMS provides it to him. He needs to learn how to respect his parents, elder, and his teachers, and SJMS taught him. Now he received the most of his grades are "A" and "B" with couple "C". When we sent him to SJMS, he always wrote to us with unrespectful words. We contacted with SJMS, and they helped him and corrected him. Now, he is a growing up boy and respect us and earned very good grades! He likes SJMS very much now. He is looking forward to go back there to finish his high school. We are so proud of him to be a better person. Very important is that SJMS provided the opportunity for him to become a better person.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
As a 9th grader I was a very unhappy young man. My father, an Air Force fighter pilot was missing in action in southeast Asia. My mother was pretty overwhelmed. I was miserable in school and my grades were very low. It was then that my mother had the courage to send me to St. John's and literally changed my life, my trajectory and reinforced the strong ethics that were my father's legacy. I literally thank God daily for the strength and sacrifices of my family that allowed me to attend SJMS. The outstanding faculty and staff made all the difference in the world to me. Being a part of the cadet corps gave me a close family for life. When I got to St. John's I was a miserable adolescent, failing at school and life in general. When I graduated I was the Battalion Commander, had been on the Honor Roll every semester, was co-captain of the Rifle Team among other honors. i also had two nominations to the Air Force Academy. I have been blessed with many successes in life and I can say that my time at St. John's made them possible. I am forever grateful.

- submitted by a community member
June 28, 2012
Former Cadet At St. Johns Military I would Like to say by far St. Johns Military School Taught me so much about life not only were the instructors there for me the whole way through my time there. As a cadet I was given the best opportunity any person could get for an education as a cadet there we always had the best score in AFI and RFI I was there from 1987-1995 there is not a better school for someone to receive a education at my Dad and I Believe made the right decision I have taken most of what i learned there with me in life today I now own a successful Web Hosting business and an education is the most important thing a person can have I would suggest St. Johns To any parent or student. Sincerely Former Cadet Daniel Ditto

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2012
Due to our family s work activities, our children have had to attend many schools throughout the world. Recently it became evident that our family would be facing another relocation so in an effort to minimize the possibility of multiple school changes for our youngest son we initiated a search process for a school that would provide a solid academic foundation as well as a caring and nurturing staff that would genuinely be interested in our son s spiritual, physical, and mental development. Since that day in August 2011 when our son first enrolled at SJMS we have never been more thankful. Not only has our son grown in multiple dimensions through his positive experiences at SJMS, but he has also developed lasting friendships with the staff, students, and local Salina residents. Being from a strong close nit Texas family he has learned to further appreciate the various cultures from around the world and the diversity from the many US students that attend SJMS. We have found SJMS to be a premier school that is operated and maintained by a staff that is second to none in their commitment to the development and growth of the SJMS cadets. Sincerely, Dennis R. Mudd

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2012
Thank you SJMS for helping create a miracle. Three years ago, when I brought my son to St. John's as a freshman, I hoped only that he would graduate from HS, stay out of jail and off drugs. Now as he enters his senior year, he is looking forward to college. He has a 3.0 GPA and a self confidence that he didn't have 3 years ago. Thank you for believing in him and supporting him. Thank you for your firm, consistant, structure. Thank you for caring enough to not write him off (as had happened to him so many times before). Thank you for this miracle.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2012
I attended SJMS for 2 years, graduating with the 116th Corps. Prior to my attendance at the school, I was headed towards a bad way in life with a 1.7 GPA in HS and no motivation to change my lackadaisical and destructive lifestyle. I graduated SJMS with honors and went on to graduate from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina with honors. Now an Officer in the USAF, I am serving our country and pursuing my MBA. My service and duty to education are all a credit to SJMS. Before SJMS, I lacked the fortitude and confidence to take responsibility for my actions and my potential. SJMS, through the principles and programs embodied therein, opened my eyes to what matters in life. Matthew D. Rohlman, 1LT, USAF

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2012
I attending SJMS for 7 years as adolescent from the age of 11-18 years old, 6th-12th grade and graduated with the class of 98. during my 7 year attendance I was the biggest troubled child in the entire school the first 3 years I was there. during my high school years I earned my way to being the corps commander in command of the entire school. Also during my senior year I was awarded all 3 of the schools highest honors. After graduating at sjms I attended UC davis in California on a full 4 year scholarship. After 2 and years I dropped out and started my own company. Today I m president and CEO and the sole share holder of the Stage 1, Inc. located in Folsom, California.. And also today my company is the 5th largest in its trade in northern California and we are clawing its way to being the 2nd with in the next 2 years. The lessons learned and discipline received while attending SJMS is what got me to where I m at today. I owe all my success and the man I have become today, to SJMS, its staff and its disciplinary system and I will be forever in debt to the school. Mark Triebwasser CEO Stage 1, Inc. SJMS Class of 98

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2012
In being associated with St John's for over 10 years, I have found the staff excellent to work with, Cadets with a brotherhood all their own and a Board of Trustees that genuinely care. Many dedicated hours pour into the Cadets' day, insuring a successful future for them. St John's is a caring school and has many successful alums, whom are proud of the alma mater.

- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2012
I am a graduate of St. John's Military School. My folks were divorced & I was not heading in the right direction.. I entered St. John's as a freshmen in High School and graduated with honors. I learned discipline, obedience and how to get along with other Cadets. The ratio of Cadet to Teacher is one of the key factors in turning out well qualified young men to go on to college. Although I did go on and get my BS Degree my love for St. John's goes well beyond my college Days. Aschool dedicated to turning out young well qualified men for their future in life SEMPER FI J.FRED PATE. ..

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2012
I am a proud graduate of this school. This school taught me the discipline I desperately needed in my life. The first month was the hardest month of my life but it changed my life forever. I learned to be proud of myself and my accomplishments. It taught me how to be an effective leader and how to lead the right way. I owe my life and my success to this school and for that I will always be grateful. I have friends that will be lifelong friends and business partners 20 years later.

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2012
I was a cadet at St. John's Military School in the '60's. The espirit de corps was at it's highest. The school has excelled in all aspects of life. The education was without question one of finest and the cadet life was fulfilling. I left the school in 1965 and entered the Army. The influence of St. John's and the instilled confidence help me to endure the hardships of war, which I survived. I later entered into the world of hotels, which lasted over 40 years until illness forced retirement. The many different aspects of adult life were instilled by the teachers and other upper classmen "Old Boys" have stayed with me to this day. I highly recommend St. John's as a school with values.

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2012
St. John s Military School has helped our son through the toughest times in a young man s life with toughness, tenderness, patience and unwaivering attention to his growth. Trusting in a school that is 3,000 miles away was not an easy decision. In our case, it has turned out to be an excellent choice and we are delighted with the results. More focused on his education and future, our son is respectful of others, and he has dropped the confrontational attitude that occurs without the discipline and structure that you provide at St. Johns. * St. John s is a safe haven from the moral decay and permissiveness of our society. Outsiders may perceive the methods used to impose discipline as being unnecessary. However, this discipline is not as damaging as the cruelty and disregard for a young person s personal well-being that their alleged friends impose upon them through peer-pressured misbehavior. * Parenting a teen-aged boy in modern society is a huge challenge. We admit to being less than perfect parents. The structure and discipline St. John s has resulted in a full behavioral intervention. We have come to realize that an intervention involves both son and parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
As proud parents of a 4th year St. John s cadet, we see the many letters from community members inside and outside of Salina praising our young men for their service to others during crisis, a helping hand when needed and fundraising efforts for worthy causes. I see the disbelief in people s eyes in our hometown and during family travels when they are given respect and are addressed by "ma'am" or "sir." I see the genuine dedication and guidance of teachers, military advisors, and administrators during Parent Teacher Conferences-individuals for whom working at St. John s is not merely a job, but a calling. We are very proud of our son, his accomplishments and his resolve to take a journey of self-examination and accountability. But these accomplishments are not his alone because none of this would have been possible without the selfless dedication, support and care of St. John s Military School and its 125 year legacy of helping young men realize their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
I am a parent of a St. John s Military School (SJMS) graduate of May 2012. My son attended St. John s for 2 years. The journey was not easy, from being away from home as a new boy, attending a new school, learning the military way of life, i.e., uniforms, arising in the morning and going to bed when told, to being assigned physical training when a misdeed occurred. For my son, who always struggled in school, but was physically fit, some parts of the program were easier than others. He learned to obey, respect others, and to rely on his brothers . He loved his substitute mom and family who would give him special treats and take him out to dinner on his birthday. I am totally convinced that my son, had he stayed home and not attended St. John s, would not have graduated high school at all. If not for SJMS, he most likely would have continued to be in trouble in the legal system. We are very grateful to SJMS for helping to turn my son into a more respectful, successful young man. Thank you, Barbara Poelma

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
I am a cadet at St. John's Military School, and over the years that I have attended SJMS, I have had the opportunity to the very many optimistic perspectives of the school. My first two years at SJMS were nothing short of difficult and challenging, I argued the system more times than a rebellious teen would do towards his parents. I consistently shot down all of the great advice and mentoring that was being offered on a daily basis. I was unable to keep any rank of mine consistent and unable to obtain any sort of respectable position. The summer of my second year, I went on a reflection period. During this time, I had come to my senses and realized that I am only hurting myself by fighting SJMS at every step of the way. They had a lot to offer me and it was pure selfishness to repay them with apathy and poor conduct. With these thoughts at heart, I returned to SJMS for my third year. Although my rank and position were not high among the SJMS Cadre, my hard work, dedication and commitment for serving the school led to my progression as a Battalion Staff member. This school truly offers a lot to each cadet. Taking advantage of these lessons and virtues will be very beneficial.

- submitted by a community member
May 31, 2012
I am a former cadet of St johns. I spent the 118-119th there.I heard about this school through some friends from my hometown that had sent their sons there and i was interested from the start.When i arrived at St Johns i never could have imagined the friendships,life lessons,and experiences that i would encounter.Many of the friendships made at SJMS I still talk to today.I quickly rose through the ranks and ended my career as the 1st sgt of HCO. My grades in regular highschool were ok at best but, the staff at SJMS worked very hard one on one with all students and I can honestly say that I would not have made it without people like Maj Polzella,Capt Bell,Maj Forde,and countless others who guided me to right decisions. I Graduated from highschool attended college at SWOSU in OK and have an associates degree in Ciminal Justice.Currently I am working for a major oil company in Oklahoma and making a name for myself. I am also Married and a proud father of a lovely little girl and handsome young boy. Thanks for everything SJMS and staff allways in my heart and thoughts. SJMS FOREVER Heath 118-119 1sgt HCO

- submitted by a community member
March 08, 2012
I could go on and on about this school and how good of a job they do. You send a boy he comes out a man is a cheesy saying but it occurs. for most kids. it is not for all kids, many can't handle it and to begin with they will give excuses why you should take them home. Give it a year and most want to go back, they like the structure, they like there physical shape, and so on. do remember its a boys school and they like to say they are better than others and tell stories. when they do please have then retell the story a few times to know whats true. My son said he got perfect room inspections a few times in a row and I was like no way or he got a A+s on his spelling. (thought he was cheating but nope he figured out how to do it) the reverse can also occur. These kids live with other boys, they often don't like there roommate (work with MA's to find a good one), there is a bunch of testosterone and they need to learn to respect each. They all think they are stronger than the kids next to them. I say prove it by doing push up or sprinting go for it. But please don't wrestle as someone might get hurt :) I used to wrestle my son but no way I could after just 3 months at saint Johns

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2011
After struggling to find his feet in our local schools both public and private we decided to try a semester at St John's. Our son is now completing his 3rd year there VOULUNTARILY!!!! He has chosen year after year to return. He has grown from a struggling teen to a solid mini-man. The school is very parent/student supportive. The adults are very professional and very much there for each individual child's benifit. I could not be happier with St. John's or what they have taught my son in both academics and personal growth. If you are school shopping, Stop Here!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
Our son attended a privite school that specalized in ADHD and other learning disabilities We thought that he was learning. He was not. What he was learning was how to make excuses and how to avoid his responsibilities schoolwork.. We sent our son to Saint Johns to learn structure, dicipline, self dicipline,,respect for self and others. It was a rough start, but he is now doing well in school, has made friends and he has learned to take responsibility for himself and how to lead others. The teachers are EXCELLENT and have held our son accountable, They know how and they have gotten the best from our son . He knows that he himself has earned his grades and in some pretty challanging courses. He is proud of himself and we are delighted for him, . Sending our son to Saint John's was the best decision we have ever made.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2010
SJMS is a place that boys striving to become young men will fit in. They will find the discipline that is needed, the acceptance from peers, the male role models to fill in the spaces that, maybe their fathers don't. They have the tools to become something great in life, and those tools are supplied from SJMS.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2010
We sent our son in the fall of his senior year in high school. He was floundering, lacking self discipline, his grades were just average, his attitude was apathetic about everything but his social life! Sending him to St. John's was the best decision we could have made for our son. He graduated as a new young man that had respect for himself and understood the value of self discipline. Thank you to all of the staff at St. John's!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
My oldest son went to a wonderful military school, so when it came time to chose a school for my younger son, I knew what I wanted in a military school. Although I was sorry the school my oldest attended had closed, it was a blessing for us because St. John's has so much more to offer and my son is thriving there. Can't reccommend it highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
After my husband died, my son's grades plummeted and he started getting into trouble. He was forced to give up playing football, which was his dream. It took every bit of money I had left to send him to SJMS for the 2009-2010 schoolyear, but it was worth it. He is back to an A-B student, has excelled in sports and made great friends. The staff and faculty are the most caring people I have ever met. I can't say enough good things about SJMS. I only wish our public schools were this exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2010
This was our son's first year at St. John's. He has made great strides in academics as well as personal development. The fine teachers and staff at St. John's have encouraged him to take responsibility for his actiions and helped him realize his potential.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2010
As a mother of a cadet attending Saint Johns Military School, it gives me great pleasure to express my deep appreciation for the positive changes I have witnessed since his enrollment in the summer of 2009. The decision to place my son at SJMS was the best choice ever made for him. His grades and self-esteem are witness to the positive changes that have taken place as he meets the daily challenges that help shape his future. It is heartening to me to know the staff, students, and their parents are like an extended family. The first month was the most difficult as he adjusted to the consistent routine and discipline. Today he is happy and loves Saint Johns. I am so proud of him. I commend the staff for the wonderful job they do. It is now evident to me that my son has a bright future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2010
Our son and grandson graduated/attends SJMS. SJMS offers small class sizes, excellent teaching staff, many student activities, and an constant emphasis on learning. The students learn valuable life skills in leadership and self-discipline by having students take an active role in schools activities, including peer review and leadership. Our local school is one of the best, but it is not nearly as effective as SJMS. SJMS has a careful balance of skilled teachers, close guidance by seasoned military leaders, dedicated administrators, and productive activities which fill the student s day. Most importantly, SJMS truly treats each student as an individual, each with his own skills and issues, rather than managing students through rigid rules and point systems that dictate school policies which limit the ability of public school teachers and administrators to interact with students individually. SJMS has a proud history that is passed from one class to the next.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2010
My husband and I are very happy and impressed with St. Johns Military School, our son was only 11 years old, when we left him 1700 miles from home, the hardest thing a Mother could do, but it was leave him there or deal with the courts and jail when he would be 18th, and so we choice SJMS, he has ADHD, and the class clown attudiute. he was so desperated to make friends, he was giving up on school ,was rude to to his siblings,but now when I talk to him I hear pride in his voice, his grades have improved, he talk's about the brotherhood at SJMS, and has respect for everyone inculding himself, the staff at SJMS is wonderful and caring, they have a nurse on staff 24 hours who cares for all the Cadets, I love SJMS and what its done for my son, Thank you SJMS,

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
Both of my sons have attended St. Johns. It was worth every penny I paid. My sons were falling through the cracks in public school and gravitating toward a group of kids on a road to nowhere. At St. Johns my boys learned what success felt like. They learned self pride, self descipline, teamwork, consequences for dumb actions, and the value of a job well done. They have become much happier and more self confident. They have established life-long friendships with both their peers and the staff. The staff are wonderful! This school is marvelous! I will forever be thankful that I found this place.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
My son has had a very productive year at St. John's. While there have been a few incidents of hazing both of himself and other cadets that he has reported, overall I have been very pleased with his progress this year. He has improved academically and has shown significant improvement in his maturity and sense of responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
What a tremendous school year we have experienced! Our 122nd Corps of Cadets shined and excelled in many areas! SJMS Forever

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 30, 2010
St. John's is has taken a very troubled child and transformed him into a wonderful young man. Our son has attended for four years.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
Being a teenager in todays world is difficult. I am so glad we found a place for our son to learn discipline, get a good education and mature in a safe environment. I strongly recommend this school. It truly makes young men out of boys.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
St. John's has been a tremendous benefit for our son. The school provides the structure and challenges our son needed to help him transition to young adulthood. The staff truly cares for each cadet and they realize that they fulfill not only the role of instructor for the boys, but they also become like their family away from home. Our son has learned skills and discipline since enrolling at St. John's and his academic performance has improved substantially. The student to teacher ratio has a lot to do with this but also when the teachers take a personal interest in the cadets they respond by putting in more effort. We can't say enough about the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2010
I absolutely love the man my son is becoming as a result of attending SJMS. He went in with very bad academic and personal habits, but has shown tremendous growth in just his first year. This school is ideal for anyone who believes they may 'lose' their son to the violence and negativity which is so prevalent in culture today.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
I have never been involved with a school that offered more support and encouragement to young men that simply need help in finding their way in the world. The cadets are strongly encouraged by not just the entire faculty and staff, but by each other, to do all that they can do and be all that they can be. There is praise where it is deserved and discipline when it is needed, all with the common purpose of helping each young man become a leader and a better citizen of the world. Many of the boys come here angry, depressed, and with heads hung low, but they graduate with their heads held high, a promising future, and normally tears in their eyes.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2009
St. John's Military is an excellent school to instill discipline and leadership. I highly recommend future students and parents to look into SJMS, the academic and military staff go beyond any measures of any public teacher, by far. Not all young men aren't born with the instincts to be a great leader... Given a little faith, St. John's could change that.

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2009
St. John's Military School will have a tremendously positive and lasting impact on your son. I attended and graduated from St. John's and feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to attend. Very thoughtful, compassionate, and caring faculty and staff pointed me in the right direction for my innate abilities to finally come to the forefront and guide me to success. The school taught me respect for my peers, my parents, and myself, self discipline, motivation, and self confidence. Thank you, St. John's!

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2009
St. John's has changed my life. I was an average student at best that was not involved in any extra circular activities. St. John s changed that for me. I excelled in academics, sports, and personal discipline. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2009
This school is the reason for my success and happiness. I hope that someday i'm in a position to assist other young men to attend st. John's. The people who serve on as teachers and the members of the military staff are truly like family who really care. I so very grateful that there is a aschool like st. John's

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 11, 2009
I'm an alumni and sincerely think this school changed my life for the better. I think anybody who goes to this school will be a better person for it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 11, 2009
I would recomend St. Johns to any parents. My son would have never graduated from high school had it not been for them. They are such a great school that I just can not say enough about them. They also taught my son how to be a man along with a very good education. I am forever in their debt for all they did for my son!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2009
Last week I enrolled my son in St. John's Military School. Many staff members reached out to both of us offering personal support whenever needed. The affection between the returning students and staff was obvious. Staff members also organize extracurricular activities for the young men to pursue. From the time we arrived, another student was with my son, offering companionship and easing the transition. Hearing former students who have returned to work at the school talk about the signifigance of SJMS in their lives, I am hopeful that my son also will experience success. Patrice Jennison

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
My son has struggled in school since the 3rd grade. While we worked with him daily, hired tutors, but nothing seemed to help. He just didn't care about school and accepted faliure as part of his life. He has been at St. John's for 2 years and he has turned his life around. He went from consistently failing to a 3.2 GPA. He will be beginning his junior year in August after completing Leadership Camp. His self esteem, confidence and overall demeanor has vastly improved. We have the teachers, military staff and leadership at the school to thank. They saved my son.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
I am convinced SJMS saved my son. The school's supportive staff exemplifies leadership, responsibility, and integrity. It is truly a caring community!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
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April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2009
Our son was on the verge of being kicked out of our home. He was not applying himself in school GPA of less than 1, drugs, disrespect for himself and his family. He went to St Johns in 2003 his sophomore year. The staff care, but don't baby them. He was 17 and needed to understand he can take control of his life. He did, he rose to the challenge and he found his strengths. He did not chose college, but he is in the Army doing what he wanted and is striving to be an Army Ranger, that his been his dream since he was young. SJMS gave him confidence and they share their faith which is important to our family. I would encourage people to investigate this school for their sons, it was one of the best decisions we made.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
Taking my son to SJMS was one of the hardest things i ever did. it was also one of the best decisions i have ever made. He received the structure he needed so he could succeed in school. He couldn't get lost in the public school web. The entire school environment was there to support what i had started. It wasn't perfect, nothing is, but for him it kept him from walking down a road that would have been a disaster. my sincere thanks.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
I am a proud graduate of St. John's and the combination of education, discipline and camaraderie I learned there could not have occurred anywhere else. It was great preparation for the Air Force and professional life.

- submitted by a community member
February 19, 2009
I was a graduate of St. John's in 2002. I am now a member of the prestigious U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and National Champion. I would not be able to live my dream if it were not for St. John's. The three years I spent at this amazing establishment will ring clear in my thoughts and will forever be the stepping stone to many amazing years to come in my life. With a faculty and staff that make a point to raise men, not just students, this institution is a parents dream...at least I know it was for my own.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
I cleaned my act up and learned alot more than I ever would have attending a public school. My perants are proud of me today and I am proud of my self. A 5 star school out of all I attended from 8th grade to 12th. You will not find a better school than ST. John Military School. Jack Hare Jr.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 19, 2009
Just think, a school where discipline, honor, integrity, respect and hard work are taught and rewarded! My son, at the local high school had a GPA of less than 1, now has a 3.57. What more do I need to say!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 19, 2009
I attended SJMS form the 10th to the 12th grade. My 9th grade year in public school was a disaster. My first grading report at SJMS put me at the top of honorable mention list, and after that I was always on the honor roll. The structure and environment were great in helping me find my way.

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2009
What an incredible, almost magical place. They took our boy who didn't care for school, himself, or his life and are turning him into a young man who appreciates himself, respect others and cares about his grades and future again. He is surrounded by caring teachers and military advisors passionate about their work and work compassionately with your kids. St. John's returned a smile to our son's face and re-seeded ambition into his life. He was ready to drop out. Now he tells us how he plans to finish the year on the honor roll and earn promotions. Talk to the committed parents, talk to the graduates and they'll all tell you about the exceptional experience your son can have. We've yet to hear one bad word from anyone that has made it through the year and returned. Negatives arise only when they haven't been there long enough.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2009
St. John's not only teaches respect for others, it teaches the boys respect for themselves. I am so very proud of my son, but better yet, he is proud of himself. The personnel at the school have become family to us. It was the best decision I ever made for my son and his future. I would recommend St. John's to anyone wanting the best academic education and life skills education for their son. I can't thank everyone at St. John's enough for everything they have done over the last 2 years for my son and our family!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2008
My son started in St. John's in January he was smart but was not doing well in public school. In a short period of time he has turned his grades around and he has really become responsible. I recommend that if your son is struggling you will not regret sending him to St John's.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
SJMS is a Military School for boys with potential. They pick up where the public schools lack. They have rules and they will be adhered to. This is not the school for the criminally minded or court probated individual but for young men getting lost in public schools. Parents that send their young men here are looking for help in having their boys turn into wonderful young men with the military discipline. As a parent you need to stand back and let the system work. It takes a good two years to see the difference. We recommend sending your son here. Trust me you will not always like the struggles your son goes through. Your sons will keep their rooms clean, have a regimented schedule and will have expectations to earn rank & will be expected to earn passing grades. They will conform or fail! Like it or not!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2008
Great School. Would recommend to any teen interested in going to a service Academy or just needs some structure and consistency in their life

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February 27, 2008
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December 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 08, 2007
SJMS is an all-male boarding school where the students are part of the Corps of Cadets. The Corps is lead by the cadets and supervised by the staff. It is a tremendous way for the students to develop their leadership potential in a structured environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 02, 2007
SJMS saved my son's life. He was encouraged to do his personal best academically as well as develop his self-esteem and leadership skills applied by the military structured discipline system. The teacher / pupil ratio ideally allowed the highly skilled teachers to help each child with their individual academic and personal needs. The Commandant and his assistant knew each child's name. My son often thanks me for his experience at SJMS as an upstanding soldier in the Army Marksmanship Unit.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
Our sons attended SJMS; one attending 8-12 grade and the other 7-12 grade. The boarding military school was the best for both. As they approached junior high school, it was evident neither was mature to handle the public school setting. We thought the teacher/ pupil ratio was ideal and the military discipline system would be advantageous. Today both are college graduates and have repeatedly thanked us for this choice.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
I enrolled into St. John s as a junior in HS, after two very unsuccesful years of public HS in Colorado. My GPA going into SJMS was a 1.5 and I had little to no motivation for improvement. I am now a Gold Star student at The Citadel. SJMS turned a young man, a very stubborn and angry young man, into a mature and well endowed student of civil and academic duty. It is a place where a child will be confronted with the prospect of having to deal with life; where ones parents are not present, for the most part. Most young men fight this for their entire time at SJMS, constantly calling their parents to save them from this atrocious responsibility for ones actions concept. Others will see a change, and suddenly find they can do more than they d ever imagined, which makes all the difference.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
I attended SJMS for two years and graduated in 2003. I had many issues going into St. John's, with the law, drugs, and family relationships. If it wasn't for the faculty who are willing to bend over backwards for students, to help them succeed; I would never been in my final year at a ranked engineering college. The environment at St. John s enabled my transformation to occur. Most importantly, St. John s is where my relationship with my mother began to heal by allowing me the opportunity to make her experience a feeling she hadn t felt in years; the feeling of a mother being proud of her son. I also began to see value in developing my walk with Christ. St. John s has equipped me with tools that have allowed me to live a successful life thus far, and for that I give them many thanks.

- submitted by a former student
May 31, 2007
St John's saved my son's life and our relationship. No parent wants to send their child away from home; however, sometimes their behavior or choices makes staying at home painful and/or a battlefield. St John's provided the leadership, support and love....yes love to my son that gave him the confidence and stability needed when his parents were going through an arduous drawn out divorce. As far as the curriculum, my son is at VMI majoring in Civil Engineering so indeed it provides college preparation if that is what the student so chooses. The faculty and staff take every child at face value and I found the support for both my son and myself to be phenomenol. In some respects, the outcome of one's life can be summed up in 2 words --- opportunity and choices. St John's provides both and an environment that fosters self respect and repect for all others.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2007
Our son was getting lost in the public school with the leave no child behind. The teachers were simply spread too thin with large classes and limited flexibility. Our son went to St. John's and received an incredible education with small classes and great individual attention. He graduated with honors and has now completed college and is an excellent business person and parent. It is unlikely he would have been in college without the experience at St. John's.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
When I first enrolled my son, the way that everyone paid such great attention to his needs was great. You soon learn that this is all done for the benefit of you being present. The only true way to find out what the school is about is to pay a surprise visit and then you can uncover a lot. Things are not as they appear and your sons are not as cared for as you think... This school is strictly about numbers. There is a lack of control with those in charge of the boys a few you could even say are vengeful, don't let that child do something that they dont agree with there will be backlash. The school doesnt have enough teachers in each course so if they dont mesh, too bad... I would not recommend this school to any parent.

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February 08, 2004
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St. John's Military School
110 W Otis Ave, Salina, KS  67402
(866) 704-5294
Last modified St. John's Military School is a Private school that serves grades 6-12
St. John's Military School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 82 reviews. Top