St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
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|St. John's Northwestern Military Academy|
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard
|1101 Genesee St.
|Type||College Preparatory and Leadership Development Boarding and Day School|
|President||Jack H. Albert Jr.|
|Grades||7-12 and Post Graduate|
|Enrollment||300 (All Male)|
|Campus size||110 acres (0.45 km2)|
|Athletics||Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross-Country, Wrestling, Swimming, Riflery, Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Lacrosse|
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy (SJNMA) was founded in 1884 as St. John's Military Academy (SJMA) in Delafield, Wisconsin, by Rev. Sidney T. Smythe as a private, all-male college preparatory and leadership development school. In 1995, St. John's Military Academy merged with Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (NMNA) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to become St. John's Northwestern Military Academy on the Delafield campus.
SJNMA is principally a boarding school for students in grades 7-12, but also has an active day program and a one-year post-high school program that is conducted in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System with tailored instruction delivered at a college level. The Academy also offers several summer programs including a high-energy adventure camp, summer school and English as a Second Language.
- Daniel Gerber (SJMA 1916) was the founder and president of Gerber Baby Foods.
- General Edward A. Craig (SJMA 1917) was the Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps at the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
- Spencer Tracy (NMNA 1919-1920, non-graduate) was a two-time Academy Award–winning actor.
- George Kennan (SJMA 1922) was the U.S. Ambassador to the USSR (1952) and Yugoslavia. He helped develop the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe after World War II.
- George Wilson (SJMA 1933) was an NFL end with the Chicago Bears (1937–46). He later coached the Detroit Lions to the NFL Championship Game, 1957 NFL Championship before becoming the first coach of the Miami Dolphins.
- Carl Thomsen (NMNA 1934) was former C.E.O. of Texas Instruments.
- Monte Merkel, American football player
- Tom T. Chamales (SJMA 1942) was a former OSS Detachment 101 guerilla leader and a novelist
- Daniel Rostenkowski (SJMA 1946) was an Illinois Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Curtis Roosevelt (NMNA 1948), the eldest grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a statesman who served as a delegate representing the United States to the United Nations.
- Jayapataka Swami (Gordon John Erdman II, SJMA 1965) is a Hare Krishna guru.
- Albert Graf (NMNA 1966) was the founder of Guidant Corp.
- Jay Lovell (SJMA 1974) is the son of astronaut Jim Lovell. His attendance at the school was portrayed in the film Apollo 13.
- Martin Torrijos (SJMA 1981) was the President of Panama.
- Cornelius T. Young, Wisconsin legislator and lawyer
- John M. Cavey, Wisconsin legislator and lawyer
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1940,' Biographical Sketch of Cornelius T. Young, pg. 27
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1948, Biographical Sketch of John Manning Cavey, pg. 57