Fishburne Military School - Review #2

Fishburne Military School
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About the Author:

College Enrolled West virginia university
Home Town, State (Country) Gaithersburg , MD
Years Attended Boarding School 4
Activities During Boarding School Wrestling, tennis, cadet corp Army JROTC leadership, rifle team, drill team, honor guard

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 student body.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Became state recognized wrestler, graduated In the top of my class and was accepted to all of my choice colleges. Promoted to cadet corp officer leadership.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Appreciate the experience not what you perceive you are missing.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The relationships built with facility and surfers alike which exist 20 years later.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Drink the koolaid, the sacrifice or seems up front will pay off for years to come. You will be come the man you want to be.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Small 6-12 student classrooms. Excellent 1-1 attention available. Mandatory study hall. Discipline and responsibility taught throughout experience.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Small student body didn't always result in excellent teams but tight knit students offered great spirit and support. Coaches shop cared and weren't there for paycheck.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Limited resources for liberal arts but had great art teacher. Band company so excellent drum major training and opportunities to perform at major and prestigious events.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Wide spectrum beyond normal schools such as military obstacle training, drill team, rifle team

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Learned maturity and self responsibility at a young age. Learn to build life long bonds with diverse student body and live outside comfort zone.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Mess hall, eat with JROTC company military style. Good selection and Sunday brunch was highlight of the week. Called to eat by seniority, so first year cadets eat last.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Small town in southern VA. Not a lot to do but also not a lot of trouble to get in.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life was within cadet corp and activities. Keep you busy and limited access to town.

Alumni Reviews
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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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