Cadet Life

Life at Fishburne Military School is incredibly exciting for students as members of the Corps of Cadets. There is always something new to discover and appreciate on our Virginia military school campus. From the addition of Apple iPads to our curriculum to the renovation of our swimming pool and cadet rooms, this is a time for embracing technology in education and enhancing school facilities that would make our founder, Professor Fishburne, very proud.

Cadet life at Fishburne is certainly unique, even for a boys military school. Our family-oriented barracks and campus community is nestled in a beautiful mountain town, and our perfectly sized student body of about 200 boys ensures that all Fishburne cadets have the best chance to achieve success and get into their colleges of choice.

There is always something to do at Fishburne Military School for boys. Aside from homework and study time, cadets are enrolled in U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and can participate in a number of school sports, teams and extracurricular activities.


Athletics, Teams and Activities

  • Academic Bowl
  • Armed Drill
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boy Scouts
  • Color Guard
  • Cotillion
  • CQ Cadet Newspaper
  • Cross-country
  • Cyber Patriots
  • Exhibition Drill (Hudgins Rifles)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey Club


  • Key Club
  • Lacrosse
  • Marksmanship
  • Raiders
  • Rifle Team
  • Rocketry Club
  • Unarmed Drill
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Yearbook
For cadets with satisfactory academic standing and no disciplinary actions, weekends offer optional activities and trips, including amusement parks, local festivals, movie theatres, paintball venues and mixers with girls’ schools. Town passes and weekend leave are also available with permission.


Learn more about cadet life at Fishburne by clicking on areas of interest on the right-hand column.