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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Class of 2015
5.00
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. . .

Class of 2013
5.00
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. . .

Class of 1999
5.00
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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Fishburne Military School ranks among the top 5 military schools (out of 16 military schools) for:

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Fishburne Military School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1879
1907
Campus Size
9 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
150 students
300 students
% Students of Color
23%
25%
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
94%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Less than once a month
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Military Uniform)
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
11
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
50%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$37,500
(Various scholarships and considerations)
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
Tuition international students
$38,000
$54,500
Summer Program Cost
$4,090
(Includes uniforms, room & board, academics and athletics, laundry, haircuts.)
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
85%
58%
Director of Admissions
Mr. Nelson Davis
Associate Director of Admissions
Joan M. Byrne

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
11
17
Courses
Advanced Trigonometry Functions, Algebra II, Biology, Calculus, Calculus II, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Government, History 10, Pre-Calculus

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
15
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 https://www.fishburne.org/leadershipforlifescholars      
  • 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: 04/14/2022
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,500
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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