We See What’s Great in You

Discover the school that gets you, so you get more out of it.

We See What Others Can’t

So you’ll do things you’ve never done.

Because of our size (we’re proudly Virginia’s smallest military school) and our commitment to every cadet, you can’t hide here. You can’t
BS your ways through things. And you can’t slip under the radar. So
you’ll leave here knowing yourself better, liking yourself more, and
prepared to excel at whatever you choose to do

Smaller classes. Bigger success.

When academics matter, you learn more than facts.

While too many schools teach to the test, we prepare you for the biggest test of all: Your life. Not only will our small classes make sure you acquire the knowledge you need for the future you want. But our hyper-personalized teaching will also help you discover your strengths, get a glimpse of your dreams and move forward with confidence.

Our JROTC Honor Unit With Distinction opens more doors.

We have a direct line to the Service Academies.

Only a handful of military schools offer a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction. But Fishburne is proud to be one of them. That means we’re one of the few military schools in America that can nominate select cadets directly to the United States Service Academies. And that means this is your best choice if your goal is attending a Service Academy.

Fishburne at a glance

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    PLAY YOUR SPORT
    No sitting on the sidelines. Cadets can play whatever sport desired.
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    CADET : TEACHER RATIO
    12:1

    Smaller classes allow cadets to have the opportunity to actually do the work rather than just learn about it.

    More feedback from instructors results in a better, more effective learning experience.

    There is more incentive to pay attention and become involved in a small class, because it is obvious when they don’t.

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    INTERNATIONAL CULTURES
    9

    We offer young men from across the world a structured, safe environment that strongly encourages honor, integrity, and respect for everyone.

    Fishburne features small classes where students from all cultures, exchange ideas and benefit from Fishburne’s focus on academics.

    We understand the challenges international students face and provide patient help to students.

  •   ★ HONOR UNIT WITH DISTINCTION
    JROTC EXCELLENCE
    US Army's highest level of accreditation maintained for over 40 years.

    Fishburne has earned the US Army’s highest level of accreditation and is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction, which makes us one of the few school that can nominate qualified candidates directly to the United States Service Academies.

    We also host one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command.

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    COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE RATE
    100%

    And we also have the know-how to get boys into highly competitive (like, Ivy League competitive) apprentice schools too.

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    NUMBER OF CADETS
    95+

    Academic success increases as class sizes decrease.

    For that reason, Fishburne Military School limits enrollment to 175 young men, which translates to average class sizes of between 8 and 12. Small classes mean more one-on-one instruction, which we all know is the best way to learn.

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Helping our local community

Fishburne Military School food drive for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank raised enough to provide over 6,000 meals. Watch VIDEO.

800 lbs = 6000 meals Cadets helping our local community

Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee

Coach Terry Waters

15 state championships. 26 runner-up state champion titles. Named Coach of the Year 13 times. Watch WHSV Channel 3 VIDEO

Hall of Fame Inductee, Wrestling Coach Terry Waters

Alumni Profile

Matthew Farrar

Matthew Farrar (FMS 2018) talks about his experience at The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding. READ MORE.

Alumni Matthew Farrar is building ships

See what’s great in us.

It takes a different kind of school to make a difference in your life.
  • Accepting applications for 2022/2023 school year

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    Now enrolling for fall semester. Come do something you’ve never done, make friends, and acquire skills that will last a lifetime.

  • Coming Fall 2022

    Leadership for Life

    Leadership for Life has always been at the center of Fishburne’s mission. Soon it will be an actual customized curriculum that will build meaningful leadership skills and habits in the boys, amplifying the attributes of a military-style education and its role in helping them be successful not only in the school environment, but in their future lives.

  • Small Town Vibe

    A school community that is the right fit

    Our size works well for the cadets, their families, and us. The campus is informal and its physical space and small town location are a point of difference with other much larger schools that are located in sparse rural areas.

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    Choose the school that gives you more choices

    Fishburne does an amazing job of preparing our cadets for college. (That’s why we have a 100% college acceptance rate.) But we know you may have other plans for your future - so we’re excited to help you get wherever you see yourself thriving.

Upcoming

3
Dec 2022
Sat
12:00 pm

Admissions Open House!

225 S Wayne Ave
Waynesboro, VA 22980
10
Dec 2022
Sat
12:00 am

Campus Tours - By Appointment


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