Military Schools In California

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family


Military schools in California have become more popular for both boys and girls as a way to provide a safe environment for structure, discipline, and excellent education. If you are considering a military school for your child for any reason, you have several options to choose from. However, there several questions you will want to ask in order to choose the right program for your child. Here are three of the most common questions:

Is there aftercare?
Does the school provide aftercare once the child has finished their program? If so, what kind of care or support is provided and is it a part of the regular tuition? Learning what is offered after your child leaves the program will help you decide if he or she will get the proper amount of help in the “real world” that is needed.

What is their success rate?
Of course, you want to know that the school your child is going to has a high success rate. Some schools even offer testimonials from previous students or their parents as a way to show that they have a history of success. Different schools may “specialize” in different areas as well — some work exclusively with children from the legal system while others simply provide education for anyone who wishes to enroll. Depending on your child’s needs, “success” may mean something different than simply graduating the course.

Are the teachers credentialed? What is their experience?
Not every military school is as strict about staff credentials as you might like them to be. Make sure you ask about the teacher credentials and the kind of experience required to work at the facility in order to get an idea of the quality of training.

Most likely, you will be looking into schools that are just for boys or just for girls (depending on the gender of your child), but keep in mind that there are sometimes excellent co-ed academies available that simply keep boys and girls separate rather than having two different schools. This is an option you may want to consider — especially if you have more than one child and are looking into military school for more than one.

There are many more questions that should be answered while choosing the right military schools in California, and likely you have many already forming. Before making a decision on the right program for your child, be sure you get answers to all of the important questions. Parent Resources is here to help you make the most informed decision.