Valley Forge Military Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Tel: 610-989-1300
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VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
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VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
VFMA sits on a beautiful 100 acre campus in Wayne, Pa., just 12 miles from Philadelphia, and offers commuting and boarding options.
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.
As a member of the PIAA, Valley Forge offers Varsity and Junior Varsity sports, as well as intramural sports. The Academy 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, rugby, and baseball. The Middle School competes in soccer, basketball, and baseball.
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.
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.
We pride ourselves in our diverse student body, with students representing more than 35 states and 24 countries.
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 and College is an international leadership institution, comprised of a middle school and high school for boys, and a co-ed college.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events and News:

  • Applications being accepted for September 2017 - 04/07/2017 - Valley Forge Military Academy is accepting applications for September 2017. Please contact our Office of Academy Admissions for more information about how to become part of the 90th Corps of Cadets, or to find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships, at...more

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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. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Valley Forge Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 7-12 9-12
School Type All-boys Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1928 1910
Campus Size 100 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 200 students 298 students
% Students of Color
23%
20%
% International Students
35%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
68%
Average SAT Score 1510 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School issued uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 4 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program Offered No Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $10 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,375 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,175 $28,500
% Students on Financial Aid
79%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $18,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate
54%
57%
Director of AdmissionsJim Dunn

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 13 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 16 23
ExtracurricularsAdmission Ambassador, Boxing, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Community Service Club, Environment Club, Fencing Club, Field Sports, Herald Trumpets, Ice Hockey, Jewish Fellowship, Paintball, Regimental Band, Rifle Club, Student Government

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
U.S. Military Academy 12
U.S. Naval Academy 11
Penn State University Main Campus 8
Temple University 8
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 6
Norwich University 5
Rutgers University 5
Valley Forge Military College 5
Villanova University 5
James Madison University 4

School Notes

  • School accreditations: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), 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
    • Gary Roughead '69, Admiral USN - Chief of Naval Operations
    • Simeon Rylski - Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
    • J.D. Salinger - Author1, The Catcher in the Rye
    • Westley Moore - Rhodes Scholar & White House Fellowship
    • Julian Peterson - Linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks
    • Jeff Otah - New player for the Carolina Panthers
    • Larry Fitzgerald - Wide-receiver for the Arizona Cardinals
    • Rafael Hernández Colón - Former Governor of Puerto Rico
    • Brigadier General Michael Linnington, USA - Commandant of Cadets, USMA, West Point
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