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Elementary Military School
Do elementary military schools exist? Parents who value the discipline, leadership, teamwork, and other positive skills taught by a military school education may wonder about elementary military schools. Learn about elementary military school options here.
Military schools can teach many positive skills to boys who need more structure in their lives or who just want rigorous preparation for college or a military or civilian career. Though most military schools start at age 12, or grade 6, there are ways for parents of elementary school boys to teach them military school values to better prepare them for success in school and life. Most parents who send their boys to military school do so to help teach them positive skills like:
Elementary school boys can learn these values even before they are old enough for military school. There are a number of programs that can help elementary school boys develop these traits, whether they are struggling due to a lack of structure or simply need to be challenged more.
Another important way to instill military school-type values in elementary school boys is to start at home. Like a military school, the home offers an intensive environment for teaching, and there are some simple things parents can do to help teach their boys positive values and skills without them attending an elementary military school:
For parents who are interested in elementary military school because of behavior problems in their boys, in addition to the above suggestions it may be helpful to talk to a school counselor, doctor, or other health care professional to see if there are any medical reasons for the discipline problems, or if counseling or therapy may help to correct a behavior problem before it becomes more serious. A professional can also help parents of severely troubled boys decide if they need a residential treatment program or other intensive therapy.
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, "Discipline: Teaching School Age Children Social Skills" [online]
Nemours, KidsHealth, "Sportsmanship" [online]
Kathleen Green, Dallas Morning News, "James Boecker shares his passion for martial arts" [online]
Stephen Beale, Goffstown News, "Elementary School Boasts Only Marching Recorder Band" [online]
San Francisco State University, School of Music and Dance, "The Village Dancers" [online]
Boy Scouts of America [online]
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