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Why we do what we do

One of the first things I learned as a new cadet was that “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph was for good men (and women) to do nothing”. We will not sit and do nothing. We will work past adversity and use our talents to do all that we can to help these great military schools thrive.

We love military school. This love comes not just from our experiences as cadets, not just from the love showed to us by our TAC officers and faculty, but from what these great schools are still doing for their students and will be doing for years to come.

These schools are so much more than just classrooms. They really focus on character development, problem solving, and leadership through teamwork. Some day schools do this well in the classroom, but not in the culture and daily life around campus.

Sadly, many military schools are not around anymore. Many forgot what makes them unique. Some tried to be everything for everyone. Others did not adapt to the changing world. Some succumbed to board infighting or overcontrol.

We feel the major reason military schools close is the perception of what a military boarding school is.

The major reason military schools close is the perception of what a military boarding school is.

These schools are for students who are looking for (or needing) challenges, more personal academics, and a structured and supportive environment designed to enhance character and leadership skills.

A typical student improves their grades, plays their first varsity sport, makes mistakes and learns from them, builds lifelong bonds with classmates and faculty, serves their community, and exercises a lot more.

My beloved school closed this past May. Its buildings sit empty, its history being auctioned off. Every day the loss of my school is in my mind. No longer will cadets grow and be challenged there. Society has lost an agent of change and a unique place for our youth to grow into role models and leaders.

One of the first things I learned as a new cadet was that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph was for good men (and women) to do nothing We will not sit and do nothing. We will work past adversity and use our talents to do all that we can to help these great military schools thrive.

How do we do this? Simply, we want to help schools tell their stories to the right people. Each school is unique, and we want to help capture this through memorable photos and videos. Next, we want to help the schools share their stories online. By creating sharable content using multiple schools, we can expand the reach of all the schools. We are all smarter when we work together.

Simply, we want to help schools tell their stories to the right people.

If you are interested in learning more about military schools, please visit Militaryschooler.com. If you are affiliated with a school, please get in touch with us and let's talk about your digital campaigns, your website content & functionality, and how we can help you.

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  • Andrew Erickson
    Andrew Erickson

    Relationship Developer

    Andrew is a true boarding school fanatic. At various times in his career he has been a computer science teacher, coach of a nationally ranked team, and admissions & marketing director at several boarding schools. He attended a military boarding school for five years. In his scant free time, Andrew reads a lot, kayaks, photographs, and explores our great country with his wife, two awesome children and their rarely trusty dog.

     

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