Fork Union Military Academy

P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy,
Fork Union, VA 23055
Tel: 1-800-GO-2-FUMA
Gr: (Boarding) 6-12 | 535 students
"Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 6 through 12 and postgraduates.
Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship..."

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Fork Union Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 6-12, PG 8-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Baptist Non-denominational
Year Founded 1898 1908
Campus Size 1305 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 535 students 300 students
% Students of Color 29% 18%
% International Students 10% 20%
% Students Boarding 97% 67%
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 15
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 68% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $14 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$31,050 $47,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$21,000 $26,110
% Students on Financial Aid 50% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $11,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 55% 58%
Director of Admissions LTC Tripp Billingsley  
Associate Director of Admissions CPT Spencer Percy  


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 25 24
ExtracurricularsA Team Color Guard, Bagpipers, Band, Battalion Staff, Boy Scouts of America, Catholic Studies, Chess Club, Choir, Chorale, Classic Cinema Club, Community Service Organization, Debate Club, Dillard Guard, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Honor Council, National Honor Society, Paintballing Club, Quadrille, Retan Rifles, SCUBA Club, Sports Information Dissemination Club, Table Tennis Club, Water Polo Club, Woodworking Club

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: Accreditated by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sonny Randle, '54 - Sportscaster, former NFL wide receiver
    • Plaxico Burress, '96 - NFL football player, wide receiver for New York Giants
    • Gen. John T. Chain, Jr., '52 - Former Commander In Chief of the Strategic Air Command
    • Robert S. Bloxom, '55 - Virginia's Secretary of Agriculture
    • Charles Edwin Estes, '43 - CEO of Great Coastal, a nationwide trucking company
    • John Bassett Vaughan, '48 - Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company
    • Edward Telling, '38 - Former Chairman & CEO of Sears
    • Kevin Plank, '91 - President & Founder of Under Armour
    • Billy Campbell, '76 - Actor
    • Lloyd Dobyns, '53 - Fomer NBC News Reporter/Correspondent

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is St. Anne\'s-Belfield School (23.7 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CharlottesvilleSt. Anne's-Belfield School
    2132 Ivy Road
    23.7 mi | 873 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
  • Woodberry ForestWoodberry Forest School
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA22989
    37.5 mi | 408 students | Gr. 9-12
  • St. GeorgeBlue Ridge School
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA22935
    38.3 mi | 195 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WaynesboroFishburne Military School
    225 S. Wayne Avenue
    40.3 mi | 170 students | Gr. 7-12
  • StauntonStuart Hall School
    235 West Frederick Street
    51.8 mi | 300 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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