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Your son will cry and tell you to pick him up and that the school is not for him, but he will adapt, thrive, grow, and develop...

It's not easy for parents to send their son to Carson Long, but the faculty and staff are supportive and like a family to the cadets...

New students are often nervous and anxious when their experience begins. It's amazing to see the transformation after only a few weeks...

It's natural to have questions about enrollment at Carson Long. What does a room look like?

Cadets will learn important leadership skills and to thrive in the Carson Long environment...

A new student and mother share their tale of the first six weeks...

For anyone, the adjustment to daily life at a boarding school can be difficult. Add in the structure, routine, self-discipline, standards, and academic rigor of a military boarding school like Carson Long Military Academy, and it can be overwhelming.

We always expect it take a little bit of time for the cadets to hit their stride, and week six is about the time that usually takes place. 2017-18 is no exception to this rule. Below are the words of a new cadet to his mother about finally putting it all together:

Hey Mom,

All is well here at Carson Long. I have been staying out of trouble and completing my school work regularly. With that being said, I was promoted just today to Master Sergeant, and Platoon Leader in my new building, I had to move because I used to live elsewhere. I am faced with a lot of responsibilities, however, I like the fact that I made rank, and am not just some cadet. Today, my soccer team won the first game of the season. I am one of three team captains and had the assist on the game winning goal! We are improving everyday and that’s all I can ask for. Tomorrow, I am going on a trip to Walmart, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SkyZone. I could not ask for a better weekend!

Here is his mom’s delighted response to Carson Long’s faculty and staff:

My son has had this potential for a long time, but he was constantly overshadowed by a set of triplets at his old school. These three boys were at the top of his class at the small public school he attended back home. The triplets have an impressive record and talents, as they each compete in Cross Country, play soccer, play a different instrument, have their own rock band, and rank 1, 2, and 3 academically in the class. My son was not able to compete with these students, and was not recognized for his talents, so he reacted by becoming the opposite kind of guy.

At Carson Long, he is getting recognition. Team Captain. Platoon Leader. Master Sargeant. Please share my thanks with the entire staff - - everyone has a hand in grown success for my son. This email was my first communication that I had from him in a long time. He wasn’t speaking to me. He was angry and feeling sorry for himself. He seems to be hitting his stride now. He seems to be getting it!

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Carson Long Military Academy
200 North Carlisle Street New Bloomfield, PA 17068

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