Valley Forge Military Academy

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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.

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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 
2018 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 Founded19281910
Campus Size100 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment200 students313 students
% International Students
15%
20%
% Students Boarding
99%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School issued uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:121:7
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
80%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Endowment Size$10 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
n/a$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,550
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsLarry D'Andrea
Anna Brennan

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1215
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations1124
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Admission Ambassador, Boy Scouts, Community Service Club, Ice Hockey, Paintball, Rifle Club, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Field Sports, Herald Trumpets, Regimental Band

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201310 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
U.S. Military Academy12
U.S. Naval Academy11
Penn State University Main Campus8
Temple University8
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University6
Norwich University5
Rutgers University5
Valley Forge Military College5
Villanova University5
James Madison University4

School Notes

  • Valley Forge Military Academy 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
    • 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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