About Fishburne


Turning Potential into Achievement Since 1879


The mission of Fishburne Military School is 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.

Since 1879, this guiding principle has been the foundation for all aspects of life at Fishburne. From the time Professor Fishburne founded our military school for boys and continuing through present day, the faculty, staff and administration have worked to maintain the high ideals and traditional values necessary to provide our Corps of Cadets with quality instruction. We provide a caring, safestructured environment which promotes personal growth.

Our military boarding school for boys is located in the historic city of Waynesboro, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. With an enrollment of about 200 students in grades 7 through 12, we also offer non-boarding education to eligible local residents. Our Fishburne Military School cadets receive 24-hour school supervision and may earn weekend passes and leave upon request and consideration.

Academic emphasis, a 10:1 student-teacher ratio and structure are all a part of what makes Fishburne Military School a fulfilling student life experience.

From the moment a Fishburne Cadet matriculates until the time he strides proudly across the graduation stage, the FMS Mission permeates every aspect of his experience. Academic achievement, athletic participation, attention to detail, time-management development, personal accomplishment and pride are the direct benefits of the Fishburne Mission.

For more information about admissions or to make an appointment to visit our Waynesboro, Virginia campus, call 1-800-946-7773 or email the FMS Admissions Director at admissions@fishburne.org.

Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built on the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS has been 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 that is accredited by US Army Cadet Command.