Howe Military Academy to remain open

HOWE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana military school says a graduate’s donation is allowing it to stave off being closed.

Howe Military Academy says its Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to keep the doors of the 130-year-old school open for the coming school year. A statement from board president Michael Burns says projected enrollment justified continuing with the school in the town of Howe about 40 miles east of South Bend.

School officials had said this spring they needed to raise $2 million after years of languishing enrollment.

The school had 73 students in grades 6-12 this year, including 16 students who graduated on Saturday. One board member said Howe needed 110 students to break even. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s