Fishburne Military School

5.00 (6 reviews)
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Fishburne Military School offers young men from across the United States and around the world a structured, safe environment that strongly encourages honor, integrity, personal responsibility and respect for everyone.
With robust academics that focus upon STEM and university preparation, Fishburne Military School features small classes where students from all cultures exchange ideas.
Highly respected, award winning athletics program where everyone plays. Only two and a half hours drive from Washington DC, Fishburne Military School is located in the beautiful, safe, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia close to major highways and airports.
The Corps of Cadets at Fishburne Military School is recognized by the US Army JROTC Cadet Command as an Honor Unit With Distinction.

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  • Salisbury University
    I went to two different military academies during my stint at boarding schools, Massanutten Military Academy and Fishburne. I can say without a doubt that the fact that Fishburne was an all male school had. . .
  • North Carolina State University
    One aspect that Fishburne fostered was brotherhood. Every guy there was your brother. You leaned on your brothers and faced adversity together and that is what made that school and the relationships that I built. . .
  • West virginia university
    Army JROTC which has held highest level of distinction for over 20 years due to stellar scores on annual RFI. Outstanding teachers and educational experience. Amazing alumni support. Small classroom and. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Fishburne MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18791907
Campus Size9 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment150 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesLess than once a monthWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Military Uniform)
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$4,090
(Includes uniforms, room & board, academics and athletics, laundry, haircuts.)

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Various scholarships and considerations)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$38,000$54,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMs. Samantha Reed
Associate Director of AdmissionsJoan M. Byrne

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1118
CoursesAdvanced Trigonometry Functions, Algebra II, Biology, Calculus, Calculus II, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Government, History 10, Pre-Calculus


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1516
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Track, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Color Guard, CyberPatriot, Drill Team, Raiders, Robotics Club, Rocketry Club, Saber Club, Swift Water Rescue

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Student Newspaper, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Airsoft, Proctors (student leaders), Rock/Ice Climbing

School Notes

  • Fishburne Military School is a highly inclusive university preparatory learning community that recognizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offering young men a distinct advantage in global competition. We emphasize honor, integrity, personal responsibility and respect for everyone as values of true leadership. The intent of our faculty and staff is to provide a competitive high school curriculum that meets the requirements of the best colleges and universities. Together with an array of athletics, the days of our cadets are very full.
  • JROTC provides the military structure and organization which will serve our Cadets as they enter the business world or military service. Fishburne prides itself on awarding an outstanding applicant the annual Leadership for Life scholarship; this award fully supports the cadet throughout his years at Fishburne. The details of Leadership for Life are on the Fishburne website at      
  • Set in the beautiful and safe Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Fishburne is an easy two and a half hour drive from Washington DC and just thirty minutes west of historic Charlottesville. We are also on the Amtrak line to Washington DC and points north.The smaller size of Fishburne creates the close, dependable family structure in which young men. We invite applications throughout the year.
  • Fishburne Military School accreditations: SACS, VAIS, AdvancED, TABS, AMCSUS

Profile last updated: 05/20/2021

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