Fork Union Military Academy
5.00 (6 reviews)
Tel: (800) 462-3862
P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
Fork Union, VA 23055
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #3 - The one subject plan is unique to Fork Union Military Academy and provides a structured and more disciplined approach to learning.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #4 - Athletic activities are an integral part of the daily activities at FUMA. Postgraduate football has proven successful for many athletes that have left FUMA and gone to play at top colleges/universities and even in the NFL.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #5 - The Blue Devil is the mascot for Fork Union Military Academy.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #6 - Parents play an important role in the success of the Academy. Parents Weeekend is held in October and provides a time for parents to visit cadets and their teachers.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #7 - Even on cloudy days the cadets will march in the traditional parade.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #8 - The science lab provides cadets with hands on experience. The Perkins Technology Center exposes the students to computer skills.
Fork Union Military Academy Photo #9 - Baseball is played in the spring - the teams consist of Prep, Jr. Prep and Middle School.
- Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates.
- Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship.
- Fork Union Military Academy strives to keep its tuition as low as possible so that the cost of military school is affordable for as many families as possible.
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- Rutgers University Fork Union is a tough place to be, but a great place to be from. As a young man you learn accountability, discipline, and how to follow direction.. . .
- George Mason University Fork Union will change your son’s life. I’m not exaggerating. I’m not using hyperbole. I have no vested interest in convincing you of this fact. FUMA is a special place, and it will take the. . .
- Hampden-Sydney College There is no other school in the country that takes immature boys and turns them into total men. Body/Mind/Spirit are the three core values that FUMA strives to advance, and they do one helluva job. . .
|Definition of Terms|
| 2020 School Data
|Fork Union Military||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College-Prep Military||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered||7-12, PG||9-12|
|Campus Size||1305 acres||120 acres|
|Enrollment||330 students||310 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1110||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Frequency of Saturday Classes||Weekly||Weekly|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:8||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||19||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$4,500|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$18 million||$22 million|
|Tuition international students||$42,190||$52,900|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$15,057||$25,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling||Jan. 15|
|Director of Admissions||COL Tripp Billingsley|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||16||16|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||23||24|
|Extracurriculars||National Honor Society|
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts of America, Breakfast Club - Christian Study Group, Chess Club, Computer Gaming Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Global Citizens Club, Honor Council, Interact Club, National Junior Honor Society, Quadrille Club, Retan Rifles, School Newspaper, School Yearbook, SCUBA Club, Woodworking Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Bagpipers, Band, Choir, Chorale, Dramatics
Recreational Athletic Programs:
|Year: 2017 - 2018||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|James Madison University||18|
|George Mason University||11|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||8|
|University of Alabama||5|
|Pennsylvania State University||4|
|University of Tennessee||4|
|United States Naval Academy||3|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates. Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship.
- Upper School students follow a unique "One-Subject Plan" of study, concentrating on a single major subject every seven weeks. Middle School students follow a traditional middle school schedule. The mission of Fork Union Military Academy is to provide young men a college preparatory education in a residential, Christian environment.
- Using the best aspects of the military system, the Academy teaches its cadets responsibility, leadership, discipline, and pride by providing an atmosphere in which spiritual, mental, and physical growth can flourish. In addition to our high-quality academics, our athletic program is outstanding. Our school has produced two Heisman Trophy winners (Vinny Testaverde and Eddie George), one Heisman Trophy finalist (Chris Perry), many professional NFL and NBA players, and Olympians.
- Fork Union Military Academy is located within the small village of Fork Union in Central Virginia on a large wooded tract of more than 1,300 acres. This rural setting provides a sanctuary from the noises and bad influences associated with larger cities and suburbs, and gives students wide open spaces for orienteering, cross country, and other outdoor activities. With fewer external distractions, our peaceful, pastoral environment is ideal for this school.Fork Union has a number of endowed scholarships that are awarded to cadets based on various qualifications such as leadership, character, academic performance, and other qualities specific to the scholarship fund.
- Fork Union Military Academy 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
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