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.
2024 SUMMER PROGRAM
The Best Four Weeks of Your Summer
There are so many reasons to attend summer program at Fishburne—getting a head start, learning and doing totally new things, and the joy of accomplishing something great. Each day will be filled with incredible outdoor experiences, JROTC adventure activities, and an academic emphasis on core subjects. All Boys, Grades 6-12. In-person classes. Serving Boys Since 1879.
Alumni Weekend 2023!
Registration is now open!
ATTENTION IN THE BARRACKS!
Registration is now open for Alumni Weekend 2024!
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.
We have a 100% college acceptance rate of the Cadets who apply to college.
We also have the know-how to get boys into highly competitive (like, Ivy League competitive) apprentice schools, too.
An opportunity school.
We pride ourselves by offering an individualized style of learning and education for each Cadet.
Fishburne wants to help you build a skillset that will prepare you for the future you desire. Just because we are a Military school doesn’t mean our graduates always join the Military. From partnership programs, to taking college classes, or getting extra tutoring on classes that may be more challenging, our faculty and staff are here for you.
A New Brand for Fishburne Military School
A New Brand for Fishburne
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
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 2023/2024 school year
Now enrolling for fall semester. Come do something you’ve never done, make friends, and acquire skills that will last a lifetime.
His smile says it all
Our summer program gives opportunity to try something new every day both inside the classroom and out on an amazing outdoor adventure. Learn more about Summer Program today.
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.
Every Cadet receives a Google Chromebook
On their first day at Fishburne, Cadets will each be issued a Chromebook to complete homework, communicate with teachers, and study. We provide technology and academic platforms to help prepare our Cadets for success.
Easier than ever application.
SO DON’T WAIT… THEN DON’T WAIT.
Sometimes the hardest part of applying is the waiting. And waiting. But not a Fishburne. We’ve made our application process fast, friendly and easy — plus we promise to get back to you in just five days. So don’t wait…your future is closer than you think. Submit an admission inquiry form.