Valley Forge Military Academy

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: 610-989-1200
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
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.

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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 
2017 School Data
Valley ForgeBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-127-12
Grades Offered (Day)6-125-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / ChristianNon-denominational
Year Founded19281910
Campus Size100 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment200 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1510* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School issued uniforms)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered417
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$10 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMichelle Gatta

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1314
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations1623
ExtracurricularsClub 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:

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

  • 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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