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DME Academy at St. John's Northwestern Academies is an exciting new partnership between the two academic institutions.

The partnership began in August 2023, with the goal of SJNA and DME working together to amplify the sports program at SJNA's campus in Delafield, Wisconsin. This move is the beginning of what both academies expect to be a deeper relationship whereby DME Academy will lead and grow all sports programs at the SJNA campus.

DME Academy's prestigious, nationally-ranked boys and girls basketball programs have developed elite student-athletes who have found success at both the collegiate and professional levels. With NBA roots, years of developing top athletes, and a track record of success, DME looks to excel SJNA's basketball program to the next level.


Our Path to success




St. John's Northwestern Academies is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory and leadership development boarding and day school located in Delafield, Wisconsin. Located 25 miles west of Milwaukee and 95 miles northwest of Chicago. The 110-acre campus includes several buildings that house classrooms, learning commons, residence halls, a dining room, a chapel, an infirmary, a student center, a gym, a pool, athletic fields, and a nine-hole golf course. Annual enrollment is approximately 180 students from across the United States and numerous international communities.

What Makes St. John's Northwestern Academies Unique?

Academic Excellence

SJNA offers 52 college courses along with a fully immersive STEM curriculum. Students can earn both high school and college credits and also test themselves in engineering, computer science, drones, and cyber security. Our Full Academic Support System and 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio ensures our students find success in the classroom.

Full Academic Support

SJNA features a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio and offers a full Academic Support System as an extension for the teachers to monitor work completion, grades and provide daily individualized instruction.

Global Population

Broaden your horizons and join a global academy. Our diverse community is truly international as 35% of students come from outside the United States. 


The Leadership Academy prepares students to take their place as influential global citizens. Through our proprietary leadership curriculum, you'll explore this innovative preparatory approach to leadership and character-driven success.

Next Level Success

Attending SJNA will set your student-athlete on the runway to success. This year's senior class received over $4 million in college scholarships and graduated licensed and certified through our Aviation Science and Initial Emergency Medical Technician program. 




With decades of NBA experience, our hand selected staff is aggregated by legendary coach Dan Panaggio. With years of professional experience our team brings out the best in student-athletes as we continually compete with the best of the best.

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& Technology

St. John's Northwestern Academies boasts a sprawling campus in Delafield, Wisconsin, just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee and two hours from Chicago. The campus is nestled in a safe, charming, town. Students and families enjoy the nearby lodging, dining, shops, parks, and recreation.

The campus boasts multiple residence halls, two academic buildings, a student center, a dining hall, a chapel, and an infirmary. Athletic amenities include a fieldhouse and weight training center, football stadium, Olympic-size pool, track, baseball and soccer fields, and an obstacle course.

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The partnership will be focusing on boys and girls basketball in this first year. More sports will be added in the future!

Yes, scholarships are available based on financial need, athletic ability, character, and academic success. 


We recommend that you connect with our student-athlete recruitment advisor team to get the conversation started. You can do that by filling out the Connect With Our Team form below! 

SJNA is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students by issuing a Form I-20 (“Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status”) to students planning to study in the United States under an F-1 Visa.

With 35% of our student body being international, SJNA is a welcoming home away from home for young people from nearby Milwaukee and all over the world.

With over 120 unique course offerings, we have something for everyone. We offer traditional courses in the core subject areas, such as Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, and History. Students can also earn college credits while attending SJNA.

Additionally, we offer engaging electives covering a wide range of student interests. This includes classes such as Web Development, Programming with Python, Intro to Business, Aviation, Sports Management, Social Media, Digital Photography, and Small Engine Repair. 


Yes, SJNA offers dual-credit college courses taught by certified instructors, that allow students to earn both high school credit and college credit.


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