A Class, A Club and A Team

For more than 100 years, St. John's Cadet Corps has forged young men and women into leaders.

This elective program provides an interesting, challenging, rewarding and fun course of study that teaches students everything from public speaking to financial planning and team building.

Through this program, students learn to become better citizens ready to lead their peers and serve their communities.

In addition to coursework, cadets have the opportunity to join several extracurricular groups, including:
  • Color Guard: Presents the colors at formal ceremonies and various events throughout Washington, DC.
  • Drill Team: Competes at drill competitions throughout the metro area.
  • Rifle Team: A nationally competitive group.
  • Raiders Team: A physical and competitive team that gives cadets the opportunity to participate in an Army physical fitness test, land navigation test, rope bridge competition, first aid test and 5K road march.

Peter Oristian '82, Father of PJ '13 and Tommy '16

The Cadet Corps brings distinction, honor and respect to the St. John's community, the school and all of the students - not just cadets.

A Century of Leadership

Established by the US Congress in 1915, St. John's Cadet Corps is one of the nation's original JROTC programs and the oldest leadership program in the country. Although most cadets do not continue in any sort of military program after high school, those who are interested have great success with admission to West Point and the Naval, Air Force and Coast Guard academies, as well as with earning ROTC scholarships.

Cadet Corps Photo Gallery

Cadet Corps Leadership Program: Core Curriculum

9th Grade: Leadership and Citizenship

10th Grade: Advanced Leadership and Ethics

11th Grade: Military History

12th Grade: Foreign Affairs