The mission of Howe Military Academy is to prepare young individuals, grades 7-12, for advanced education while developing the character and intellect required for success in any endeavor. Howe is a private, co-educational, college preparatory boarding school located in northeast Indiana.
Howe cadets come primarily from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, but also from 15 other states and several nations. Sixteen percent are students of color; eighteen percent are international students; twelve percent are young women. Forty percent of the students at Howe Military Academy receive financial aid.
A unique individualized grading system, called PAR, helps students discover what they can do and then reach for it. Classes range from Christian Ethics to Honors English and post Calculus, and fulfill the basic requirements for college.
Howe uses JROTC guidelines to ensure a rigorous curriculum and strong community, where leadership skills and personal responsibility can develop. Students play sports, participate in activities and work their way through the ranks of the Cadet Corps, taking on greater responsibilities with each step. They also attend chapel four evenings a week and a full worship service on Sundays. A Christian School, Howe maintains its historic affiliation with the Episcopal Church but admits students of all faiths.
Across the curriculum, technology is part of the way students learn. Classrooms and computer labs feature monitored Internet access, state-of-the-art software, email and access to the schools local network. All high school students are required to purchase and bring a laptop computer to use throughout their tenure at Howe. Lower School students are not required to purchase a laptop, but they are allowed if the parent wishes to purchase one for them.
Students learn very quickly what the expectations of the school are and what they will need to accomplish to meet those goals. By providing a curriculum that prepares cadets for the rigorous demands of college courses, Howe Military Academy develops a base for cadets to perform successfully at the college level of academics. 90% of the 2013 graduating class was accepted for admission into a college or university.