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. 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
No sitting on the sidelines. Cadets can play whatever sport desired.
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.
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 DISTINCTIONJROTC EXCELLENCEUS 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.
And we also have the know-how to get boys into highly competitive (like, Ivy League competitive) apprentice schools too.
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.
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
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
52° F \ 8mph gusts \ Overall score 12.12
Rocket Team scores near-perfect launch
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
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.
Admissions Open House225 S Wayne Ave
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Tim Mariconi Crab Feast 20222070 Kurtz Ave
Football Game vs. Smith Mountain Lake
Football Game vs. Blue Ridge SAT GAME
Football Game vs. Roanoke Catholic
Everything you need to know. All in one place.
We’ve designed our website to be a valuable and comprehensive resource for you, but sometimes it’s nice to have something to hold onto. Our brand new Fishburne brochure is full of essential information and unexpected insights that will show how Fishburne is the ideal place for your son to discover his strengths, learn the value of structure, feel the special bond only a military-style school can provide, and sharpen the ideals that are admired around the world.