Fork Union Military Academy

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    The one subject program allowed me to focus on a subject and master it before moving on to the next...this immersion made a big difference for me. The Military, religious atmosphere give me an. . .

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2017 School Data
Fork Union MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
Religious AffiliationBaptistNon-denominational
Year Founded18981910
Campus Size1305 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment535 students300 students
% Students of Color
29%
20%
% International Students
10%
20%
% Students Boarding
97%
66%
Average SAT Score1525* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesMonthlyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeFormalCasual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:91:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1916
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
68%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$15 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$31,275$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$21,000$28,270
Tuition international students$36,600$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$11,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
55%
57%
Director of AdmissionsCOL Tripp Billingsley
Associate Director of AdmissionsMAJ Robert Grant

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1514
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Orienteering, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2323
ExtracurricularsBagpiping Club, Band, Battalion, Boy Scouts, Cadet Newspaper - The Sabre, Catholic, Chess Club, Choir, Chorale, Classic Cinema Club, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Honor, National Honor Society, Paintballing Club, Quadrille, Retan Rifles, SCUBA Club, Table Tennis Club, Water Polo Club, Woodworking Club

School Notes

  • 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.
  • School 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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