Fishburne Military School

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  • Fishburne Military School Earns Honors at AMCSUS Awards

    Alexandria, VA -- The Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets was honored on Monday evening during the annual Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) conference for their performance in two competitions held at the end of 2019.

    The Caissons broght home First Place in the Fitness competition and earned a Third Place finish in the AMCSUS Academics competition.

  • Caissons Earn Top Honors at GW Birthday Parade

    Old Town Alexandria, VA ­– Fishburne Military School, Virginia’s oldest and smallest military school, earned top honors Monday in Virginia’s oldest and largest George Washington Birthday Celebration.

    The Caissons took First Place in the Military Units and Drill Teams category and also brought home the Second Place award in the category of Youth Bands.

  • Fishburne Wrestling Brings Home VIC Championship

    The Fishburne Military School Wrestling team, fresh off their regular season Championship, headed to Roanoke in a quest to bring home the school's first VIC Championship in 37 years. The Caissons would not be denied.

    When the dust cleared Fishburne finished with 171.0 points. Roanke Catholic was next with 103.0 point. VES was 3rd with 90 points, Covenant and Hargrave tied with 82 points and Blue ridge had 16 points.

  • FMS Introduces Moot Court Program

    Moot Court emphasizes critical thinking and analysis based on law and precedence. It stimulates discussion/debate based on knowledge, research and facts rather than opinion and emotions.

    This program gives our cadets a competitive advantage as they present succinctly, defend graciously and avoid the common opinionated arguments that seem to plague our culture.

  • Rocket Club Executes Nine Landings

    Monterey, VA - The FMS Rocketry cadets successfully executed nine launches Saturday in Monterey.

    In attendance for the Nov-2 launch were Zach Carrol, Wesley Loe, William Sanderson, Aiden Smith, Justin Tomayer, and Andrew Watkins. Carroll and Tomayer were first time launchers and both did an outstanding job.

  • Fishburne Military School Wrestling on Fire

    As Fishburne Military School's Wrestling Coach Terry Waters, earns his 350th career victory, his 2019-2020 squad is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the VISAA.

    The 11-1 Caissons have 4 wrestlers ranked in the top five in VA, including the #1-ranked Brennan McBride (Senior - Coatesville, PA), who racked up his 100th win at the Dash Classic last weekend in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

  • FMS Rocket Men Make First Launch of Season

    Monterey, VA -- It was day of learning through experience and planning for the future as the FMS Rocketry squad hit the range again last Saturday, literally.

    The team learned some valuable lessons as they prepared to compete in this year's Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC).

  • Troop 1879 Announces New Eagle Scout

    Fishburne Military School's BSA Troop 1879 announced that Cadet Austin Haug (Senior; Culpeper, VA) has been named as the Troop's latest member to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

    Haug, a three-year Cadet, is a member of the Caissons Soccer and Cross Country teams and hopes to attend the Virginia Military Institute next Fall.

    He hopes to encourage and help younger Cadets at Fishburne Military School to get involved in Scouting during his Senior year.

  • FMS Named to Top Schools List

    Waynesboro, VA – Fishburne Military School is proud to announce that they have been named to Virginia Living Magazine’s list of Top High Schools & Colleges 2019.

    Fishburne Military School’s Superintendent, CAPTAIN Mark Black, US Navy (Ret) notes that “Fishburne Military School has enjoyed a great many successes over the years, but being recognized for our core mission – developing educated and honorable young men – is something that makes us proudest of all.”

  • Cadets Tour WWII's Western Front

    At Fishburne Military School, learning opportunities don't end when the class day (or even school year) ends. 

    This week, FMS History Instructor Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Lacey returned home from a very special trip with a number of his students, retracing the Western Front of World War II.

     "Trips like this provide an amazing opportunity for our young men to put their classroom lessons into a deeper context and come away with a far greater understanding of and appreciation for the events that shaped our world today," 

  • Hitt-Millar Field House Will Open for Fall Semester

    As the Summer months draw near, the buzz on campus is building to a crescendo as the $4.5M Hitt-Millar Field house nears completion.

    The 23,000 square-foot Hitt-Millar Field House at Fishburne Military School will connect to the existing gymnasium on campus and will include a full basketball court, weight-training facilities, a multi-purpose conference area, a fully-equipped trainer’s room, and coaches’ offices ...


  • FMS Campus Keeps Buzzing Between Sessions

    Coach Terry Waters' annual Wrestling Camp once again drew top names from the collegiate and olympic wrestling worlds to Waynesboro in order to pass along their expertise and, hopefully, inspire the next generation of great student-athletes.

    On Monday alone, VA Tech Head Coach Tony Robie, VA Tech National Champ Mekhi Lewis, and VA NCAA Runner Up, Jack Mueller all held court and provided hands-on instruction for young wrestlers in grades 7-12.

  • FMS Aces Cadet Command Inspection

    The results are in and Fishburne Military School's Corps of Cadets will retain the honor of being a United States Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Honor Unit with Distinction.

    "You have an outstanding program, instructors, and cadets", noted Erik S. Shay, GS, JROTC Operations Officer/Logistics Lead, 4th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in a letter congratulating FMS on their near-perfect score.

  • Keep The Best Alive
    An Open Letter from RADM Scott Burhoe

    Rear Admiral Burhoe is on sabbatical, having recently served as President of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools (AMCSUS). He was the 10th President of Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA, and the 39th Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy.

    In this open letter he explores the importance of preserving the military school tradition in America.

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    Fishburne Military School Takes First Place in Old Town Alexandria

    Waynesboro, VA ­– Fishburne Military School, Virginia’s oldest and smallest military school, earned top honors yesterday in Virginia’s oldest and largest George Washington Birthday Celebration. The Caissons took First Place in the Military Units and Drill Teams category and also brought home the Third Place award in the category of Youth Bands.

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    Fishburne Wrestlers Strong at State Championships

     When the dust settled, the Fishburne Military School Wrestling Team finished 12th out of 40 schools at the State Championships over the weekend. As for the Div II schools, the Caissons finished a mere 4.5 points from claiming another VISAA DII state team title.

  • Fishburne Military School Named to Top Schools List

    For the fifth time in six years Fishburne Military School has been named to Virginia Living Magazine's list of Best Colleges and Schools in Virginia, which recognizes schools for their "excellence and innovation". Of the 966 high schools and 77 colleges in the state of Virginia, only 150 programs were selected.

  • Fishburne Military School Rocketeers Close Best Season Yet

    Waynesboro, VA --The Fishburne Military School Rocketeers had their final launch of the school year last Saturday after a good year of designing, testing, and launching rockets for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). "Overall, it was a good year and the closest we've come yet to nationals," noted Rocket Club Advisor and Sponsor, CPT Tom Galloway. 

  • FMS Rocketeers Launch New Season of TARC

    This year TARC will commemorate the Apollo-11 mission with an altitude goal of 856 feet (the time Neal Armstrong set foot on the moon) and cargo requirement of three eggs (one for each astronaut). The Fishburne Military School rockets will also sport three chutes, as in the Apollo mission, and will be graded on designs most closely reminiscent of the Saturn-V. 

  • FMS Rocketeers Zeroing In on Nationals

    Monterey, VA -- The Fishburne Military School Rocketeers braved a cold day on Saturday to launch their Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) rockets at the Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) launch site Monterey, Virginia. "In fact, one of the launches was a perfect 800 ft with a perfect flight time of 43 seconds. We have never done that before. There can be no higher score in TARC," noted CPT Galloway. 

  • Fishburne Rocket Club Blasts Off

    Monterey, VA -- The Fishburne Military School Rocketeers traveled to their usual site in Monterey, VA to launch rockets on Saturday as part of the Teen America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) program. The cadets learned much from the launch and are expected to design around the problems they encountered. All of the Caissons' chutes deployed perfectly and no eggs were broken in landing. 

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    Fishburne Military School Rocket Club On the Go

    The Fishburne Military School Rocket Club traveled to their usual launch site in Monterey, VA to launch rockets on Saturday as part of the Teen America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) program at FMS then packed up their gear and data in order to volunteer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) for its Open House and outreach event the next day.

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    The Boys Are Back In Town Waynesboro, VA
    March 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM

    Fishburne Military School came roaring to life this week as the Cadet Corps began returning to Waynesboro. Over 60 Cadets have taken their place in the ranks of the 2018 Training Detail, while more than 30 arrived for Football, over 20 reported for Soccer Camp and another dozen came for Cross Country. 

  • Local Businessman Donates $100K for Scholarships

    “What Mr. Simons is doing will open up a wealth of educational opportunities for young people in our area and throughout Virginia who might never otherwise be able to explore their fullest potential,” explains CAPTAIN Mark E. Black, US Navy (Ret.), Superintendent of Fishburne Military School.