Fishburne Military School

225 S. Wayne Avenue,
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Tel: 800-946-7773
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 170 students
"Fishburne Military School has been helping young men in grades 7 - 12 live up to their full potential for over 134 years through individualized attention both in and out of the classroom, a small student to teacher ratio of 8 to 1 and by building confidence and character through scholastic and extracurricular activities.
Enrolling fewer than 200 students, Fishburne Military School takes the potential in a young man and helps turn it into achievement..."

Upcoming Events and News

  • Recruiting Fair - Sat., April 26, 2014 - get more information!
  • Fishburne Partners to Provide Scholarships to Veteran's Sons - 12/31/2013 - A new scholarship available to Fishburne Military School students through the NewDay USA Foundation, whose CEO, Rob Posner, is a 1987 alum of FMS, will make it possible for sons of fallen or disabled veterans to pursue a quality secondary education at ...more
  • Fishburne Voted Best Independent School in Shenandoah Valley - 12/31/2013 - Virginia Living Magazine honored Fishburne Military School this year by naming FMS the Best Independent School in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Fishburne Military Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12, PG 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1879 1907
Campus Size 9 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 170 students 300 students
% Students of Color 23% 18%
% International Students 8% 20%
% Students Boarding 94% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1320 - 1570 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 45% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$28,000 $46,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$15,240 $26,300
% Students on Financial Aid n/a 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate n/a 57%
Director of Admissions Mr. Cedrick Broadhurst  
Associate Director of Admissions Patrick Shiflett  

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 20 24
ExtracurricularsArmed Drill Team, Band, Battalion Staff, Boy Scouts of America, Chorus, Color Guard, Drama Club, Honor Council, Honor Guard, Interact Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Presidential Physical Fitness, Raiders, Rifle Team, Skiing/Snowboarding Club, Unarmed Drill Team, Weightlifting, Yearbook

School Notes:

  • Fishburne Military School has been helping young men in grades 7 - 12 live up to their full potential for over 134 years through individualized attention both in and out of the classroom, a small student to teacher ratio of 7 to 1 and by building confidence and character through scholastic and extracurricular activities. Enrolling fewer than 200 students, Fishburne Military School takes the potential in a young man and helps turn it into achievement. Visit our web site for information or to schedule a tour.

  • Fishburne is situated in the picturesque mountains of Virginia in the City of Waynesboro just an hour and a half from Richmond, VA.
  • Graduates from Fishbure Military School become leaders in their chosen industry and/or career and in the communities in which they live. One of our most well known alumni is Virginia Governor Gerald L. Baliles.

  • School accreditations: SACS, VAIS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is Stuart Hall School (11.5 miles away)
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