An Overview of Greystone Preparatory School


The Greystone Preparatory School Programme situated on the campus of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arizona, serves to prepare candidates for nomination, appointment and success at one of the five US Federal Service Academies:

  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • United States Coast Guard Academy


The Greystone programme was started by Commander David Bailey, US Navy (Ret.), a graduate of the US Naval Academy – Class of 1981.

The Greystone programme began operation as the newest and most unique service academy preparatory school in 2004, largely due to its university affiliation unlike many other programmes of its kind. Greystone’s mission is simple: Empower young men and women to earn their appointment to the service academy of their choice. It focuses on preparing candidates academically, physically, and as leaders.

While enrolled at Greystone, students are co-enrolled at The University of the Ozarks, taking an average of 19 credit hours per semester with classes commensurate with an academic course load served at the service academies.

Since the founding of Greystone in 2004, a very high percentage of students have received formal congressional/senatorial nominations to their respective academies and approximately 84% of students have earned their final appointments.

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