Educating Honorable Young Men of Courage since 1879.

Welcome to Fishburne Military School

About Fishburne Military School
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Like you, Fishburne Military School understands the importance of a strong education. More than ever before, our country needs future Leaders who are educated, honorable and principled. Leadership for Life is more than just a slogan at Fishburne Military School, it is a complete philosophy for delivering a holistic and effective secondary school education to our Cadets.

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Founded in 1879 by Professor James Abbott Fishburne, it is the mission of Fishburne Military School to provide each cadet with a sound academic foundation, a healthy mental and physical environment, and leadership training for a better understanding of the obligations of honor, citizenship and self-discipline

Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command.

Recognized as one of Virginia's top private boarding schools by Virginia Living Magazine and others, Fishburne Military School limits enrollment to just 200 outstanding young men each year and continuously strives to provide Cadets with the latest in classroom technology as well as a structured, supportive living environment.

Positive Peer Pressure and effective mentoring by Faculty and Staff provides Fishburne Cadets with the incentive and skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.

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