There are 7 Military Schools located in Virginia.
Founded in 1879, Fishburne Military School is the oldest private military school in Virginia. The school is proudly situated in the center of historic Waynesboro, Virginia. Both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools accredit the school. The school follows the U.S. Army JROTC program. Prestige Fishburne prides itself on keeping the U.S. Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction status for 90 consecutive years. In addition to that honor, the Gothic revival style…
Commonly referred to as FUMA (foo-mah), Fork Union Military academy is located in the village community known as Fork Union, Virginia. This location provides peace and respite from all the hustle of the city and the pressures of everyday life. To further promote positive attitudes, the academy emphasizes the importance of positive peer pressure, or leading by example. History Baptist minister Dr. William E. Hatcher founded the academy in 1898 to fill the need of education for students aged 14…
Franklin Military Academy is a coeducational secondary school within the Richmond City Public School District. Established in 1980, the academy is the first public military school in the United States. The school uses the military model to prepare students to excel academically and professionally after graduation. Interesting Facts In 2012, Franklin Military Academy received a bronze ranking on the U.S. News and World Report’s listing of the best high schools. In addition to military training, students participate in multiple sports,…
Located in Chatham, Virginia, Hargrave Military Academy is a privatized boarding school affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. It was originally founded as the Chatham Training School in 1909. The school was renamed in 1925 in honor of a local farmer, J. Hunt Hargrave. The academy accepts only male students in grades 7 through 12 but offers continuing education opportunities for post-graduate students seeking to improve their educational and athletic abilities to better prepare for college acceptance. Students…
Massanutten Military Academy is a preparatory school located in Woodstock, Virginia, USA. It serves as a coeducational college that offers a preparatory program for Grades 7-12 as well as an additional one year for postgraduate studies. MMA aims to provide a well-controlled learning environment that helps students to develop confidence, allowing them to become productive citizens capable of delivering efficient leadership and civil service. This military academy is under the accreditation of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools or VAIS…
Randolph-Macon Academy (R-Ma) is a private college preparatory, military structured, learning facility that has been in continuous operation since 1892. The school, located in Front Royal, VA, is approximately 69 miles from Washington, DC. The school has dual affiliations; one with the United Methodist Church and the other with the United States Air Force. The academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. R-Ma has been co-ed since 1974.…
Virginia Military Institute, or VMI, was the first state supported military college in the United States. Today it continues to produce cadets who possess a strong academic background along with military training. Located on 134 acres, of which 12 are designated as a National Historic District, in Lexington, Virginia, VMI is steeped in history as it continues its dual mission of military training and education in the twenty-first century. Graduates leave VMI for careers in both the civilian and military…
Military Academies in VA
Fishburne Military School
Located in Historic Waynesboro, Fishburne is steeped in southern military tradition. Founded in 1879, Fishburne is one of the oldest military schools still in operation and the oldest in Virginia. It has held the Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for 90 consecutive years. The school offers cadets rappelling, Raider Teams and annual trips to Virginia Military Institute, Fort. A.P. Hill and Fort Pickett for obstacle course training. The school hosts an average of 200 boys in grades 7 through 12 and maintains an 8:1 student-teacher ratio.
Fork Union Military Academy
Supported by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, Fork Union is not affiliated with the military. It was founded in 1898 and has evolved into a well-respected all-male boarding school. The school houses boys in grades 6 through 12 and offers a postgraduate college preparatory program. Fork Union offers cadets a variety of sports, clubs, organizations and improved SAT scores. The school success is measured in the 70 students it educated who went on to be drafted or signed by NFL teams.
Hargrave Military Academy
Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, this military-structured boarding school focuses on athletics, SAT score improvement and college preparation. The school is not affiliated with any branch of the military. It was founded in 1909 as a training school and now strives to foster achievement rather than punishment and discipline. Hargrave serves boys in grades seven through 12 as well as 1 year postgraduate.
Massanutten Military Academy
This coed military academy offers both boarding and day attendance options for students in grades 6 through 12 and postgraduate. While focusing on college prep, the academy also offers music, art and athletics. Founded in 1899, Massanutten Military Academy prides itself on diversity, hosting students from 35 different countries. Academically, the academy is consistently awarded the Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction award.
Benedictine High School
Operated by the Catholic church, Benedictine emphasizes honor and discipline in a military-structured environment via the Army JROTC programs. Boys in grades 9 through 12 attend the school during the day and no boarding option is available. Founded in 1911, Benedictine is the youngest military school in Virginia and boasts a 90% college attendance rate among former students. In addition to academics, the school is well known for its Basketball record both in the state and nationwide.
This coed academy offers students in grades 6 through 12 the Air Force JROTC program in a boarding or day school setting. The academy is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and focuses on college preparation and success in life. In addition to academic life and sports, Randolph-Macon offers students a private aviation program, the only one in the United States, and owns 2 Cessnas to give them hands on experience.