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The Vision and Mission

Vision Statement: Schreiner Institute Military Academy Preparatory School seeks to be a nationally recognized leader providing a character-based, university education while improving the preparedness and well-being of cadet candidates for military academy nomination, while giving cadet candidates hope for a life of meaning, success, and purpose. SI MAPS will be accessible to cadet candidates desiring to serve in the military, being nationally recognized as a best value military preparatory school, being a leader in the delivery of individual student learning support services, and increasing scholarships opportunities to make preparatory school higher education more affordable.

Mission Statement: Schreiner Institute Military Academy Preparatory School’s mission is to inspire and to equip cadet candidates for the United States Military Service Academies where they will become commissioned officers, leaders with integrity and character, committed to the core values of duty, honor and country. Cadets are prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the United States of America.

Core Values

The Schreiner Institute Military Academy Preparatory School Core Values are Self-Discipline, Integrity, Motivation, Attentive, Productivity, and Selfless-Service. The military service academies demand cadet candidates be committed to the ideals of duty and honor to our nation. MAPS will instill our cadets with these core values to prepare them for any of the academies, but also for their personal goals and aspirations. During our two-semester program cadets will be expected to embrace and internalize SI MAPS core values to prepare them for the academies and their future.

Self-Discipline is a mindset with the ability to control feelings and emotions to motivate and to overcome weaknesses in the pursuit
of truth despite temptations to abandon it.

Integrity is the quality of being honest with strong moral principles and the state of being
whole – unbroken and undivided – in attitude and beliefs.

Motivation is the process of individual intense direction and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal. Internal factors causing external actions is about choice, effort and persistence.

Attentive is being mindful, observant, and focused on positive action toward others.

Productivity is the execution of an action, task, or function while applying knowledge, skills and abilities. It is the ideal accomplishment of a goal, an aspiration, or an objective benefitting everyone involved.

Selfless-Service is the voluntary action of helping others. Give to others unconditionally without expecting to receive. Overall life satisfaction is increased when you serve others.


The MAPS academic curriculum prepares cadet candidates for meeting the demands of an academy appointment. Through a dynamic and integrated academic schedule—with an intentional balance of physical sciences, humanities, and social science—MAPS cadet candidates will prepare cadets to meet the academic challenges and rigor of the military service academies. The MAPS academic program is designed to challenge and develop versatile, creative, and critical thinkers.

Academics will include Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, English and American History. Cadets can expect to have a full college load of approximately 18 hours per semester. The intent is to prepare them academically and help them meet the academic excellence of the service academies. Professors at Schreiner University have years of experience in preparing cadets academically for their future academy requirements. Schreiner University’s small student to professor ratio facilitates learning and one-on-one learning when and if necessary. Mandatory study periods and on-demand tutoring will be a constant for any student that may be having academic challenges.

Community and Culture

Significant change begins when a cadet can assess who they are now and can envision who they want to become.  These are turning points in the trajectory of one’s personal development. When these turning points occur, you must look for your purpose and passion.  At Schreiner Institute, we define this as your WHY in life.  Many SI cadets may have received a rejection letter from an academy.  SI may be a second chance and we are committed to helping cadet candidates achieve their dreams of an academy nomination.

SI can be a young person’s turning point.  Your vision to become a military officer for the United States of America is our vision.  When you come to Schreiner Institute as a cadet candidate with that vision and desire, get organized, start planning, preparing and expecting to earn your appointment – you will be successful.

Schreiner Institute has a unique opportunity to harness the community and culture of both Schreiner University academic excellence, but also the very committed community of Kerrville, Texas.  Schreiner University was founded in 1923, with the ideas of providing students a military foundation of discipline with a strong academic foundation to seek higher education aspirations of its students.  The Kerrville, Texas community embraces our cadets and seeks to assist them in the aspirations of an academy nomination.


Shannon Deville
Director of Schreiner Institute Military Academy & Veteran Services
Schreiner Institute