Military Academies

Military Academies

Military Schools

Find a list of schools  

At one time Canada had more military schools and colleges than it does today, including the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) in Victoria, BC, and the Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean (CMR) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. These were all university-level academies. In the mid-1990s the latter two were closed briefly and have since reopened as civilian educational institutions. The Royal Military College of Canada continues to offer a preparatory year for military students. In 2008, CMR Saint-Jean was reopened as a full military academy; you can learn more here.

For school-aged children, there is one choice for private military school in Canada as listed in Our Kids' directory of military schoolsRobert Land Academy near Welland, Ontario

What military school provides

Of course, a military education is focussed on edcuation above all else, and specifically in providing an enviroment in which students will thrive. Military schools offer a stuctured, disciplined learning environment, one with clearly defined roles and expectations in order to develop accountability and self determination. For many students, it's an educational opportunity that can make a significant and marked difference in their overall educational experience and their ability to succeed in academics.

The goal of military school is to help students realise their full potential, achieving the best that they can in all areas of their academic lives, be it on a math test, an english essay, or practicing for an upcoming intra-mural competition. As well, the military environment seeks to give students a sense of responsibility for their actions, and allowing them to advance into a fulfilling, productive and happy adulthood. 

Learn more about your options by consulting the military academies listed below.

Private School Expos

Latest Articles

May 5, 2016
Becoming our better selves
Gender, identity, and boarding school

May 3, 2016
The power of mentorship
Who we learn from can, sometimes, make all the difference

March 3, 2016
Thinking Big
For Columbia International College, excellence isn’t an achievement, it’s a habit.

February 4, 2016
What private schools look for
The dos and donts of the admissions process

January 25, 2016
Blyth Academy
Small classes, dedicated teaching, experiential learning, first-class results

Five steps to finding
the perfect school

Start here

List of Military Academies


  • Name
  • Cost
  • Robert Land Academy (est. 1978)   6727 South Chippawa Road, Wellandport, Ontario, L0R 2J0

    • 5 to 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (125 students)
    Robert Land Academy is a private military style boarding school (Gr 6-12) helping boys to achieve their potential and gain admission to post-secondary programs.  
    School Expo Exhibitor - Toronto, Halton-Peel
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $51,500 to $59,500 /year
    Boarding Boys 51500 10-17 Wellandport,

    St. John's Military School (est. 1887)   110 W. Otis Avenue, Salina, Kansas, 67401
    (Santa Fe / Otis Ave)

    • 6 to 12 (Boys)
    • Boarding school (231 students)
    The structured and basic environment that Cadets experience at St. John’s allows them to pursue academics without the distractions common to most high school and middle school environments.  
    • Standard- enriched
    $39,920 USD /year
    Boarding Boys 39920 11-17 Salina