No other schools or programs offer this level of structure, clarity, and consistency
A cadet spends most of the time with his fellow cadets and the staff. This close-knit group forms the basis for most social interactions. However, whenever possible, cadets are also able to associate with other groups of students at sports events or off-campus activities. Although we stress the development of each cadet within the small and structured environment of the Academy, we recognize and respond to, as much as possible, the need of each boy to enjoy healthy contact with a larger group of people. The social life of the Academy itself is that of family life, wherein each person contributes to the happiness and well-being of the group. Academy life is rich in the sense of providing many opportunities for comradeship and togetherness. Individuals who are weak at socializing are taught effective techniques and provided opportunities to practice them with peers and adults. Cadets benefit from the smallness and relative isolation of the school, in that they learn how to enjoy a social life and gradually experience more aspects of a well-rounded life.