Founded in 1910 by Thomas A. Davis as a boys military boarding school, San Diego Army and Navy Academy, which subsequently was named Army and Navy Academy, became the forerunner and model for military-based, college preparatory education. The campus consists of 29 buildings on 16.5 acres, next to beautiful Carlsbad beach. More than 3600 cadets have graduated from the Academy since 1910.
The teachers, counselors, and military staff take great pride in the warm, family-like atmosphere that pervades the campus. The Army and Navy Academy has established a culture of support, care, and pride that envelopes the students. The Academy also instills character in the boys and openly speaks about educating boys academically while growing a strong sense of values.