Howe Military Academy

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Howe Military Academy
John Badlam Howe Mansion.jpg
Howe, IN
Type Private, Boarding
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal
Established 1884
Head of School Col. D. George Douglass
Faculty 15
Enrollment 98
Average class size 8
Student to teacher ratio 8:1
Campus 100 acres (0.40 km2)
Mascot Cadet Wildcats

Howe Military Academy is a private, co-educational, and college preparatory boarding school located on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) campus in Northeast Indiana. The school enrolls students in grades 7-12.

In the fall of 1884, Howe Grammar School,[1] later renamed Howe Military Academy, was established as a preparatory school for young men who were seeking ordination to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church.[1] The school's formation was largely the result of a bequest of the Honorable John Badlam Howe, who died in 1883. His widow, Frances Marie Glidden Howe, and James Blake Howe, along with the Right Reverend David B. Knickerbacker third bishop of Indiana, and Dr. Charles Spaulding,the first rector at Howe, took the $10,000 bequest left by John Howe and increased it to $50,000 to establish Howe Grammar School for boys.[1] The school opened in the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Howe, built in 1844, with two boys.[1] This was the house in which John B. Howe drafted the 1851 Constitution of the State of Indiana. For many years, the Howe house has been the home of the chaplain who serves Howe Military Academy. From 1986 until 2000 the Rev. Fr. Philip Morgan served as school chaplain.

The school became a military school in 1895,[1] and fully co-educational in 1988,[1] with Company A (Alpha) being the all-female company consisting of day students and those that live on campus full-time.

As of September 2008, Howe was one of 28 military schools in the United States, down from a high of 125 such schools.[1]

Sports Howe Military does not compete in a conference structure. Preferring to stay independent, Howe competes regionally against parochial, private and public schools. Currently Howe fields mens football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse and track. For women soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track are available. Also Howe has a perennially nationally ranked rifle team that is available to both men and women.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Currier, Rosalie, Positive attention, Sturgis Journal, 2008-11-23 02:52AM EDT, retrieved 2010-01-05

Coordinates: 41°43′28″N 85°25′24″W / 41.72444°N 85.42333°W / 41.72444; -85.42333