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Fishburne Is Ideal for Talented Boys Whose Talents Haven’t Been Discovered

When we see what’s great in a boy, it’s not long before he sees what’s great in himself. And at the end of the day, that may be the most important thing he’ll ever learn here. Because of our size, our unique perspective using a military model and our inclusive environment, Fishburne is the best place for boys to discover their best selves.

Two Ways to Attend Fishburne

Fishburne Military School accepts students grades 7-12 and provides two types of enrollment.

7-Day Boarding

This plan is for students who want to attend Fishburne full time during the school year, except for leaves requested by parents or guardians, then approved by the school, and, of course, during holidays and leaves on the school calendar.

Day Student

You don’t have to live at Fishburne to be a full-time student here. As a Day Student, you attend all scheduled school activities, including lunch formation and physical training, then go home at night. This option is only available to students who live in Waynesboro and its surrounding areas.

Tuition \ 2023-2024

7-Day Boarding Day Student International
Total Cost $38,400 $18,900 $45,900
Annual Fee Tuition/Room/Board $34,900 $16,400 $41,900
Student Service Account $1,500 $500 $2,000
Uniforms (first year only) $2,200 $2,200 $2,200
Registration Deposit (deducted from total) $1,000 $500 $2,000
Paid By Single Payment Plan Discount Semester Payment Plan Discount
May 31 $2,000 discount
$1,000 discount for day students
$1,000 discount
$500 discount for day students
July 31 $1,500 discount
$750 discount for day students
$500 discount
$250 discount for day students
Matriculation Day $1,000 discount
$500 discount for day students


Summer Session Tuition \ 2024

Summer Boarding Student $ 4500
Old Men $ 4000
A Fishburne education can really be within reach

Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans are available through our business office.
Please contact Diane P. Howdyshell at dhowdyshell@fishburne.org or (540) 946-7700 x100.

Additionally, the following companies have worked with FMS Families in the past to help them provide a quality education for their sons. If you are interested in exploring K-12 Education Loans, you can find more information by following the links below.

Admissions FAQs

Is Fishburne a school for “bad kids?”

No. Fishburne is for good young men (that want to get better).

What if I’m past your deadline?

Fishburne operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed on a first come first serve basis.

Is there an income cut-off?

No. Families are reviewed for financial aid and scholarships on an individual basis.

How is need determined?

Families are asked to fill out the financial aid application and submit their most recent 1040 tax form for review by the Financial Aid Committee.

What does Fishburne require in addition to the Parents’ Financial Statement?

Families should submit their most recent 1040 tax form. Letters describing a family’s unique financial situation are not required but are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee when submitted.

What if I am divorced/separated or never married?

To be considered for financial aid, families must submit the 1040 tax form for whoever claims the student on their tax return.

With whom is my information shared?

Admissions and the Financial Aid Committee are the only individuals that will see submitted tax information.

What fees are there outside of tuition?

Any additional fees are taken from the student services account. This includes, but is not limited to, laundry fees, haircut fees, and medication dispensing fees.

Is there financial assistance for non-tuition related expenses?

No, financial aid is only applied to tuition.

Can I use my 529 funds to pay tuition?


About our military-style education

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.


Contact our Admissions team to discuss and plan your family’s visit to Fishburne Military School.

Mr. Mike Payne

Responsible for enrollment management at Fishburne.

(540) 946-7700 x107


Nelson W. Davis

Associate Director of Admissions
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