Fishburne Military School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: 1-800-946-7773
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Fishburne Military School offers young men from across the United States and across 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 college 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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  • 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. . .
  • UNC
    It is difficult for me to answer this question concisely, as there are numerous things unique to Fishburne Military School. I attended Fishburne during the mid 80's, however what was relevant to me then remains. . .
  • College of William and Mary
    Fishburne is small and compact. All classes are small so that everybody knows everybody else. At present the entire campus contains a total of five buildings which includes the Alumni House. It. . .
  • UNC Charlotte
    It is a small school, and after just a few weeks everyone pretty much will know everyone else, or at least their last name. That knowledge includes faculty and staff knowing each cadet, even. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
Fishburne MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18791910
Campus Size9 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment170 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Military Uniform)
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Tuition consideration for sons of military. )
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsMs. Suzanne Ryan
Associate Director of AdmissionsJoan M. Byrne

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1614
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Academic Bowl, Boy Scouts, Color Guard, CyberPatriot, Drill Team, Key Club, National Honor Society, Raiders, Robotics Club, Rocketry Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Student Newspaper, Yearbook

Recreational Athletic Programs:
JV Football, JV Socce

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Fishburne Military School is a highly inclusive college preparatory learning community that recognizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offer 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. The smaller size of Fishburne creates the close dependable family structure young men thrive in. We invite applications from all nationalities throughout the year.
  • School accreditations: SACS, VAIS, AdvancED, TABS, AMCSUS
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