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Howe Military School

Boys & Girls
Age 7-12
Howe, IN

The Howe School is a college preparatory academy located on 100 beautiful acres in Northeast Indiana. This exclusive boarding school has a fantastic student to teacher ratio. Students can expect plenty of one-on-one attention. The historic campus dates back to 1884, when the school was founded. It wasn’t until 1895 that The Howe School became a military-style boarding school. In 1988, the school began admitting girls as day-school students and full-time boarding students. Howe Military Academy’s mission is to prepare global leaders by providing a rigorous education grounded in Christian values within a structured military environment.


Students in grades seven and eight follow a traditional middle school curriculum. In addition to core classes, they also begin coursework in leadership, typing, foreign languages and physical education. The Potential Achievement Rating (PAR) system is individually tailored to each student. Students are encouraged to meet and exceed their PAR scores. Over 97 percent of Howe School graduates go on to college. In addition, AP classes are also offered to dedicated students.


Cadet Life

Cadet Wildcats thrive under the strict military structure of The Howe School. Cadets take classes in leadership and follow a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps curriculum. Leadership, confidence, selfless service and education are all important parts of being a cadet at The Howe School. Attending The Howe School does not mean students have to join the service or attend a service academy after graduation. Many graduates do go on to military careers. Ultimately, the rigorous military structure provides students with the valuable skills they need to succeed in college and in life.


The athletic program at The Howe School also has a military focus. Honor and integrity are paramount during organized sports competitions. In addition, a high level of personal physical fitness is always encouraged. The Howe School offers 11 different sports for students to choose from. Football, soccer, tennis, and basketball are popular choices for many cadets. Students are expected to give their personal best at all times.

Applying to The Howe School

Students who are interested in applying to The Howe School can complete an admissions inquiry online. In addition, the school hosts scheduled campus preview events for prospective students. Dates for campus preview days can be found on their website. Financial aid may be available through the National Association of Independent Schools or through Student Service for Financial Aid. The Howe School is accredited by the State of Indiana, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association. This private boarding school is also available to international students. Students who attend The Howe School can expect a top-tier academic program in addition to character development.

Families can schedule personalized comprehensive campus visits on our website. We also host an on-campus Open House and off-campus receptions nearly every month of the year.

Financial aid is no longer available by applying through the National Association of Independent Schools or through Student Service for Financial Aid. Limited need-based financial aid is available to qualifying HMA families. HMA participates in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program which is available to eligible Indiana families.