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Howe is a traditional collegepreparatory boarding school with a military tradition serving grades 7-12. Since 1884, The Howe School has been preparing thousands of young men and women with the leadership skills to compete in a global economy. Our 21st Century leadership development program prepares students through experiences that strengthen their knowledge, develop their character, and fulfill our mission of preparing global leaders.
My grades were going down at my public school and I just didn’t really care. Upon coming to Howe, my GPA went from a 1.5 to a 3.5. Because of Howe, I’m a totally different person.
— Benjamin Robbins ’10
Our military model is effective for teaching self-discipline, organization, and character. Located in Northeast Indianaâ€™s Amish country, Howe provides a safe haven for students to eliminate distractions and focus academically. The Howe Schoolâ€™s beautiful historic campus is convenient to Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Toledo.
Students that attend The Howe School are intelligent and engaging students who thrive in a structured, focused environment. With an average class size of eight, we provide the individual attention students need to explore their talents and academic potential. Daily scheduled study halls, small class sizes, and a low student-to-teacher ratio contribute to creating a successful school atmosphere. A class period after school may be scheduled for the sole purpose of extra help working one-onone with the faculty member.
The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation and profundity of character.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
Howe’s college-preparatory education encourages academic curiosity and stimulates the sharing of ideas. The scholastic foundation is designed around the balanced sequence of academically rigorous core courses that the Indiana Core 40 curriculum specifies. In conjunction with the curriculum, students will manage a portfolio over the course of their years at The Howe School to aid them in their educational development. To highlight their portfolio, students select an academic strand that matches their goals in any of five paths which include:
• Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
• Finance, Economics and Management
• Art, Music, Design, and Communication
• Social Studies and Humanities • Military Science
Through exclusive partnerships with Trine University and Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne, Howe offers dual-credit enrollment. The dual-credit program allows students to earn both high school and college credit for some classes simultaneously. The Howe School encourages students to pursue a college education, which we believe is necessary for their success and secure future. Consistently, 97% of Howe graduates continue their education at well respected colleges and universities of their choosing.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our unique Potential Achievement Rating (PAR) system challenges each student to establish and attain measurable academic goals. PAR is an established, pre-arranged Grade Point Average that students are expected to achieve every six weeks. The PAR system successfully aids students in reaching their academic potential. Students achieving their PAR become eligible for leadership promotions and authorized PAR privileges.
The Howe School is committed to recognizing and respecting differentiated learning styles through its small class sizes and is consistently addressing these styles with effective teaching approaches. Through an effective improvement strategy and plan, Howe partners with families to help identify ways to help every student reach a greater level of academic success and achievement. Using a learning specialist, The Howe School can accommodate a variety of learning styles.
Michael loves being at Howe. We had never thought of sending any of our kids to a private boarding school but Michael needed and wanted the structure and discipline that you provide. This is a true success story.
— Bill Hepburn
With an expectation of excellence, Howe places responsibility on the student for creating a dynamic, resultsdriven academic experience. Our students gain practical knowledge and marketable skills with our emphasis on the seven 21st Century aptitudes:
• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
• Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence
• Agility and Adaptability • Initiative and Entrepreneurship • Effective Oral and Written Communication
• Accessing and Analyzing Information
• Curiosity and Imagination
their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. — Abigail Van Buren
The Howe School is accredited
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by the State of Indiana, North Central Association, and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. Howe is also an active member of the American Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. Maintaining an affiliation with the Episcopal Church and membership with the National Association of Episcopal Schools, Howe is accommodating to all faiths and provides academic instruction about global religious understanding.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
— Robert M. Hutchins
At the core of the Howe
framework that the cadets live
Distinction allows Howe to
experience is the Corps
in provides a laboratory for
nominate worthy students
of Cadets. Every student
developing global leaders and
to America’s prominent and
participates in the Junior
achieves our goal of sending
esteemed military academies
Reserve Officer Training Corps
every student to a college,
such as West Point, Naval
(JROTC). The JROTC leadership
university, or service academy.
and Air Force Academies.
training program’s vision is to
Our prestigious recognition
provide “a quality citizenship,
as an Honor School with
character, and leadership development program, while fostering partnerships with communities and educational institutions.” The military
Our cadets live each day by a common code: “I will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate those who do.” Cadets wear military-style uniforms, live in dormitories, and eat in a dining hall. Courtesy, respect for authority, initiative, character, punctuality, and discipline are expected of each cadet. Howe’s leadership development program gives our students a competitive edge in a rapidly changing world where success hinges on effective leadership.
Howe taught me self-discipline. This is an extremely important attribute that has enabled me to
do things with my life that sometimes seemed impossible.
— Margaret Harvey Briscoe ’91
From the earliest days of our
attend on campus services in
our students to respect the faith
school, spiritual and moral
historic St. James Chapel. While
traditions in which they were
encouragement ignites the
we honor the Episcopalian
raised. It is important for all young
character development and
traditions, Howe supports and
people to be challenged to mature
spiritual maturity of every
promotes global diversity and
in an understanding of faith.
student. Howe enjoys a strong
encourages cadets to maintain and
Cadets become united through
affiliation with the Episcopal
strengthen spiritual connections
their commitment to shared values
Church where all students
to their native faiths. We want
of faith, honor and country.
Families from all over the world have recognized the value of a Howe education. The Corps of Cadets is a diverse community of coeducational learners with all ethnic groups being represented. Approximately 20% of our student body is from international countries. Howe offers a robust, welldesigned English as a New Language (ENL) program for international students.
The Howe School offers a variety of activities to give students opportunities to explore personal interests as well as learn about leadership. Cadets may participate in the National Honor Society, Sea Scouts, Color Guard, band, horsemanship, military close order drill, or our nationally ranked rifle team.
A rich, well-balanced cadet life
and supports student-athletes,
that includes a comprehensive
coaches and staff in their continual
athletic program is important to
quest to become world-class
the mission of Howe. As one of
leaders in athletics, as well as in
the nation’s premier leadership
academics and life. The influence
development programs, The
of athletics on student growth and
Howe School develops, challenges
development is significant.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
— Satchel Paige
The core values, teamwork, and discipline often associated with participation in sports enables students to develop the personal and professional skills wellsuited to leadership positions. Knowing how to recover from failure, winning gracefully, and understanding how to be a team player through sacrifice, hard work, and loyalty that promote success are all qualities of an effective leader.
Howe is committed to
ability. Students enroll at
their future. During a studentâ€™s
partnering with conscientious
Howe uncertain about the
time at Howe, self-discovery
parents who recognize the
adjustments they will make
unlocks resources from within
potential in their child. The
while here. They leave equipped they never realized that they
faculty and staff at Howe
with leadership skills, self-
possessed. The Howe School
are devoted to helping each
confidence, and strength of
empowers cadets to discover
child reach his or her fullest
character that will impact
the best within themselves.
Join the Howe Community of Leaders To learn more about The Howe School or to find out how you can join the
A campus visit is the best way to explore the
community of 21 Century leaders,
contact us today at 888-462-4693.
Our historic campus is located on approximately 100 park-like acres in the beautiful lake and Amish country of northeastern Indiana. Our campus is an easy drive from Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Detroit and Toledo.
www.TheHoweSchool.org 888-Go-2-Howe (888-462-4693)
PO Box 240/5755 North State Road 9 Howe, Indiana 46746
Howe Military Academy formally known as The Howe School 2013 Viewbook