New Jersey parents have several military school options right in their state. They may choose this route for their children for a variety of reasons; some facilities are for wayward youngsters, but others merely provide education to those wanting to join the armed forces, including training that's invaluable for those seeking to be leaders and officers.

Marine Academy of Science and Technology

The Marine Academy of Science and Technology is a coeducational four-year magnet public high school located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It specializes in marine technology and science, and the program requires each student to participate in the Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The academy is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology. It was designated a Blue Ribbon School during 1997-98 by the U.S. Department of Education and as a New American High School for the 1998-99 school year.

Marine Academy of Science and Technology

305 Mast Way

Sandy Hook, NJ 07732

(732) 291-0995

Military Academy Preparatory School

The United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey prepares its cadets for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Selected students are either high school graduates or enlisted in the Active, Reserve or National Guard force. The school is available to a select group, which is provided with the academic, leadership and physical skills to succeed at West Point. It's primarily an academic institution with a focus of creating an aptitude and professional foundation in cadets who will go on to be officers in the U.S. Army.

United States Military Academy Preparatory School

Building 1212 Abbey Road

Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703

(732) 532-5307

Cedar Bridge Military Academy

Cedar Bridge Military Academy in Toms River, New Jersey is a private, religious military school for children 11 to 17 years old. In the summer it offers leadership camps for teens. Classes at the school include drill and ceremonies, team-building, time management, study skills, land navigation, water survival, and effective communication. Activities also include leadership classes, academic tutoring, singing in the cadet choir, and community service. In addition to learning respect and responsibility, cadets make their own beds, clean their bathrooms, and do their own laundry; the goal is not only to prepare those who want to join the military for service in the armed forces. Field trips are arranged throughout the year to military installations; cadets also participate in community service projects, parades, and Drug Demand Reduction seminars, and respond to emergencies.

Cedar Bridge Military Academy

1358 Hooper Avenue PMB 300

Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 288-9030

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