1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
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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.
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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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,975
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,975
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Valley Forge Military Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Valley Forge Military Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
5-12
School Type
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1928
1906
Campus Size
100 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
250 students
310 students
% International Students
13%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
70%
Average SAT Score
1090
* 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
11 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
7:1
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$10 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$37,975
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,975
$33,900
Tuition international students
$48,975
$55,000
% Students on Financial Aid
85%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
85%
58%
Director of Admissions
Bill Mott
Anna Brennan

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
11
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Penn State University
24
University of California System
13
Indiana University
10
Valley Forge Military College
8
Norwich University
5
Syracuse University
3
U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
3
U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis)
3
The Citadel
2
U.S. Air Force Academy
1

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Valley Forge Military Academy cost?

Valley Forge Military Academy's tuition is approximately $37,975 for boarding students and $22,975 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of Valley Forge Military Academy?

The acceptance rate of Valley Forge Military Academy is 85%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

Who are famous alumni from Valley Forge Military Academy?

Valley Forge Military Academy famous alumni include: General H. Norman Schwarzkopf '52, J.D. Salinger, Westley Moore, Larry Fitzgerald and LTG H.R. McMaster.

What sports does Valley Forge Military Academy offer?

Valley Forge Military Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Markmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Track and Field.

Does Valley Forge Military Academy offer a summer program?

Yes, Valley Forge Military Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is Valley Forge Military Academy's ranking?

Valley Forge Military Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of students on financial aid.

When is the application deadline for Valley Forge Military Academy?

The application deadline for Valley Forge Military Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Class of 2012
5.00
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. . .

Class of 1991
5.00
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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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $37,975
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,975
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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