Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the principles and concepts of leadership. More importantly, the program provides cadets the opportunity to put those lessons into practice through Cadet Corps activities—allowing them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Knowledge and experience are further enhanced through mentorship by experienced faculty, peers and experts in the field, and cadets receive the time and space necessary to develop along their leadership journeys.
FRESHMAN YEAR: DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS
Freshmen focus on understanding self and developing a strong foundation, learning about the attributes of leaders, perceptions and biases, emotional intelligence, character strengths and the roles each one plays in leadership.
SOPHOMORE YEAR: LEARNING & INFLUENCING OTHERS
Building on the freshman curriculum, sophomores apply the leadership principles they've studied by serving as a team leader and motivating and inspiring their peers in a team environment.
JUNIOR YEAR: LEADING TEAMS & ACHIEVING GOALS
Continuing their study of leadership, juniors will analyze leadership concepts, such as servant leadership, and then apply those concepts in a team environment, learning to build an organization based around shared values.
SENIOR YEAR: LEADERSHIP & LIFE BEYOND ST. JOHN'S
In their final year, cadets will learn to apply the four pillars of the Cadet Corps—leadership, cadet culture, character and health and wellness—in all aspects of life and study their applications in global society.
In addition to the many activities available to every St. John's student, members of the Cadet Corps Leadership Program have the opportunity to participate in activities, clubs and teams that are available only to cadets.