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St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
1101 Genesee St.
Delafield, Wisconsin

United States
Coordinates 43°03′56″N 88°24′34″W / 43.065627°N 88.409386°W / 43.065627; -88.409386Coordinates: 43°03′56″N 88°24′34″W / 43.065627°N 88.409386°W / 43.065627; -88.409386
Type College Preparatory and Leadership Development Boarding and Day School
Motto Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard
Established 1884
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
Mascot Lancers
Affiliation Episcopalian

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 four one-week, high-energy adventure camps, a five-week Summer OPS academic program and an English as a Second Language program.

Notable alumni[]

  • Price M. Davis (SJMA 1889) was a noted athlete, sportsman and business entrepreneur in the State of Wisconsin
  • 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.
  • 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[1]


  1. 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1940,' Biographical Sketch of Cornelius T. Young, pg. 27

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