Fork Union Military Academy

P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
Tel: 1-800-462-3862
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 535 students
"Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates.
Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship...".

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2016 School Data
Fork Union Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Baptist Non-denominational
Year Founded 1898 1910
Campus Size 1305 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 535 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1525 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Monthly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 19 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $15 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$31,275 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$21,000 $28,200
Tuition international students $36,600 $47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $11,000 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsCOL Tripp Billingsley
Associate Director of AdmissionsMAJ Robert Grant


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Lacrosse, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 23 23
ExtracurricularsBagpiping Club, Band, Battalion, Boy Scouts, Cadet Newspaper - The Sabre, Catholic, Chess Club, Choir, Chorale, Classic Cinema Club, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Honor, National Honor Society, Paintballing Club, Quadrille, Retan Rifles, SCUBA Club, Table Tennis Club, Water Polo Club, Woodworking Club

School Notes

  • Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates. Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship.
  • Upper School students follow a unique "One-Subject Plan" of study, concentrating on a single major subject every seven weeks. Middle School students follow a traditional middle school schedule. The mission of Fork Union Military Academy is to provide young men a college preparatory education in a residential, Christian environment.
  • Using the best aspects of the military system, the Academy teaches its cadets responsibility, leadership, discipline, and pride by providing an atmosphere in which spiritual, mental, and physical growth can flourish. In addition to our high-quality academics, our athletic program is outstanding. Our school has produced two Heisman Trophy winners (Vinny Testaverde and Eddie George), one Heisman Trophy finalist (Chris Perry), many professional NFL and NBA players, and Olympians.
  • Fork Union Military Academy is located within the small village of Fork Union in Central Virginia on a large wooded tract of more than 1,300 acres. This rural setting provides a sanctuary from the noises and bad influences associated with larger cities and suburbs, and gives students wide open spaces for orienteering, cross country, and other outdoor activities. With fewer external distractions, our peaceful, pastoral environment is ideal for this school.Fork Union has a number of endowed scholarships that are awarded to cadets based on various qualifications such as leadership, character, academic performance, and other qualities specific to the scholarship fund.
  • School accreditations: Accreditated by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools
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