Military schools offer an education that leads to a diploma while teaching self-discipline and accountability. They are accredited institutions that serve kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
The minimum age for entrance into an elementary military school is 7 years old. By allowing children to enter at such a young age, military schools hope that discipline and service will become ingrained habits in their students, according to patriotism.org. Children 7 through 12 years of age may also attend military summer school. Military boarding schools serve older children. The minimum age requirement to enroll in a military boarding school is 12, with a maximum age of 17 for enrollment. In addition to discipline and service, these schools provide a structured environment to prevent the distractions that can plague teenagers.
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