About Us

"I have never been associated with a learning institution as diverse and brimming with opportunity as Howe Military Academy."

– Jeff Olds, former English teacher at Howe

    Study at a world-class institution

Founded in 1884, Howe Military Academy has a long and illustrious history. For more than 130 years, Howe has been a leader in enhancing the Education, Maturation, and Socialization (EMS) processes of cadets from around the world. Our program instills discipline and self-control and teaches cadets strategies for managing urges and resisting temptation. Here, cadets learn to think through the consequences of their actions by taking ownership and responsibility.

    Learn with cadets from all backgrounds

At Howe, diversity isn’t just an abstract concept — it’s an integral part of who we are. Though Howe’s program is rooted in Christian values and principles, we welcome cadets of all faiths, traditions, and nationalities. And while the majority of our cadets are from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio, we currently have cadets from 7 other states and multiple nations. Cadets of color account for 14% of our cadet base and young women make up 22%.

    Grow with a premier education

Howe’s Potential Achievement Rating (or PAR) is a unique and individualized grading system that helps cadets better understand what they’re capable of and work to achieve it. Fulfilling the basic requirements for college preparation, classes range from Christian ethics to Honors English and post-calculus. Howe follows Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) guidelines to ensure a rigorous curriculum and promote a strong sense of community, where leadership skills and personal responsibility are top priority. As our cadets compete in sports, participate in activities, and work through the ranks of the Cadet Corps, they take on greater levels of responsibility with each new step. Cadets attend chapel two days a week and a worship service on Sundays.