Naval Academy Preparatory School
NAPS mission is to enhance midshipman candidates' moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for success at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) is located on Naval Station Newport in historic Newport, Rhode Island. The Naval Academy Preparatory School is the Navy's fourth oldest school; only the Naval Academy, Naval War College, and Naval Post Graduate School are older.
The mission of the Naval Academy Preparatory School is to enhance midshipman candidates' moral, mental, and physical foundations to prepare them for success at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The ten-month course of instruction at NAPS, lasting from August through May, emphasizes preparation in English Composition, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Information Technology.
Demanding military, physical, and character development programs complement the academic preparation to fully prepare students for the challenges of life at a service academy. As part of the physical development programs, NAPS offers a varsity athletic program that competes against other preparatory schools, junior colleges, and college junior varsity teams.
Students who enter NAPS come from a wide range of backgrounds.
All are considered well equipped with the ability to become improved learners so that they are able to academically address the rigorous, demanding, and fast-paced courses at the Academy.