Valley Forge Military Academy
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.
- 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.
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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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2017 School Data
|Valley Forge||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College-Prep Military||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||7-12||6-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||6-12||4-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Religious Affiliation||Non-denom. / Christian||Non-denominational|
|Campus Size||100 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||200 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1510||* National Avg. »View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(School issued uniforms)
|Average Class Size||12 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:10||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||4||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||No||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$10 million||$17 million|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling||Jan. 15|
|Director of Admissions||Michelle Gatta|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||13||14|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||16||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Admission Ambassador, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Environment Club, Fencing Club, Ice Hockey, Jewish Fellowship, Paintball, Rifle Club, Student Government
Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Field Sports, Herald Trumpets, Regimental Band
Recreational Athletic Programs:
|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|
|Embry Riddle Aeronautical University||6|
|Valley Forge Military College||5|
|James Madison University||4|
- 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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