Valley Forge Military Academy

5.00 (2 reviews)
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #1 - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #1 - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #2 - VFMA sits on a beautiful 100 acre campus in Wayne, Pa., just 16 miles from Philadelphia, and offers commuting and boarding options.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #3 - A challenging curriculum, dedicated faculty, small classes, individual attention, and faculty supervised evening study hall provides cadets with an environment conducive to attaining academic success.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #4 - As a member of the PIAA, VFMA offers Varsity and Junior Varsity sports, as well as intramural sports. VFMA offers the following sports as part of the athletic program for cadets in grades 9 through 12: football, soccer, cross-country, basketball, swimming, wrestling, lacrosse, and baseball. The Middle School competes in soccer, basketball, and baseball.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #5 - The music program at Valley Forge includes The Regimental Band, Heraldic Trumpets, Choir, and Field Music unit. The Regimental Band, which includes our Heraldic Fanfare Trumpets, has played for presidents and royalty at both military and civilian events across the globe.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #6 - One of the great strengths of VFMA is the incredible diversity of the student population. Students from around the world have attended Valley Forge in preparation for success in life.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #7 - Our cadets challenge themselves to reach new heights, overcome their fears, and face adversity with bravery and integrity. VFMA has a long tradition of instilling values and building self-confidence to prepare tomorrow`s leaders.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #8 - Also unique to the VFMA educational experience, our academically qualified high school juniors and seniors are granted the opportunity to enroll in college level classes, taken at Valley Forge Military College, on campus, at no additional charge.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo #9 - VFMAC has a strong equestrian tradition, dating back to the school`s establishment in 1928. The D Troop is a close-knit company comprised of both Academy & College cadets who are taught basic horsemanship and hunt seat equitation from the ground up. No experience is required to join the troop.
Valley Forge Military Academy is an international leadership institution, comprised of a middle school and high school for boys in grades 7-12.
Students are immersed in a unique educational experience centered Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Personal Motivation, Character Development, Physical Development and Leadership., These cornerstones help cadets reach their academic potential to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.
From its cadet leadership ranks to the rifle club to its award winning equestrian program, VFMAC teaches students leadership and responsibility in practical ways.

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  • Virginia Military Institute
    This school is not like any other school out there. I've attended a top public school and a top boarding school and valley forge is a completely different experience. when I was applying to valley. . .
  • University of South Carolina
    Valley Forge Military Academy is the premiere educator of character education in America today. Valley Forge's honor code and military environment teach and foster doing the right things in life when choices have to be. . .

Top Rankings

Valley Forge Military Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 303 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Valley ForgeBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-129-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19281907
Campus Size100 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment250 students300 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1090* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School issued uniforms)
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio8:17:1
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$10 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$48,975$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBill Mott
Anna Brennan


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1416
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Markmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field


Total Extracurricular Organizations1123
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Ambassador, Boy Scouts, Community Service Club, Go Green Club, Ka Makani Flyers, Marine Expeditions, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Field Sports, Herald Trumpets, Make a Wish Foundation of HPA

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Penn State University24
University of California System13
Indiana University10
Valley Forge Military College8
Norwich University5
Syracuse University3
U.S. Military Academy (West Point)3
U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis)3
The Citadel2
U.S. Air Force Academy1

School Notes

  • Valley Forge Military Academy accreditations: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS)
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • General H. Norman Schwarzkopf '52 - Commander, Operation Desert Storm
    • J.D. Salinger - Author, Catcher in the Rye
    • Westley Moore - Rhodes Scholar & White House Fellow
    • Larry Fitzgerald - Wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals
    • LTG H.R. McMaster - Former National Security Advisor to the President Trump
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