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Waynesboro, Virginia, USA view map
All Boys, No Religious Affiliation
225 S. Wayne Avenue, P. O. Box 988, Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
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Admissions Phone:540-946-7706Toll-Free Admissions:800-946-7773Fax:540-283-0774
Fishburne Military School's Department of Admissions regularly schedules Campus Tours in order to share information with interested families. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome to stop in and find out more about the programs at FMS.
Posted on June 17, 2013
Fishburne Military School has partnered with NewDay USA Foundation to provide partial or full scholarships to sons of active, disabled or retired military personnel. Details and Scholarship applications available at www.fishburne.org.
Posted on May 1, 2013
Virginia Living Magazine has honored Fishburne Military School by voting it "Best Independent School in the Shenandoah Valley".
Department Director: John Fairbanks
Average Class Size: 11
Full Time Teachers: 18
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 50.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1
Saturday Classes: Yes
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Number of AP Courses Offered: 2
Notable Achievements: 100% college-acceptance rate, Oldest accredited secondary school in VA
Summary: The Commandant’s Office oversees cadet life outside the classroom. Within the barracks, cadets learn and grow under the 24-hour supervision of the Commandant and his staff. This staff is comprised entirely of current and former military personnel who have served our country and continue doing so by mentoring, coaching and safeguarding the next generation of America’s leaders.
Department Director: Alec Gunn
Number of Dorms: 1
Average Students Per Dorm: 156
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
2 Cadets per room
Dress Code: Uniform
Summary: 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.
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.
Clubs and Organizations
Summary: Fishburne Military School is dedicated to developing the entire student-athlete. Fishburne welcomes all cadets to participate in competitive athletics at the varsity and junior varsity level. Regardless of how cadets get involved or in which program, they'll find athletics are a great way to channel physical energy, stay fit and learn valuable qualities associated with participation. We emphasize teamwork, self-discipline and good sportsmanship. "Winning the right way" is our department's motto.
Creating the Well-Rounded Student
As a private boarding school for boys, Fishburne Military School varsity and junior varsity teams compete against other regional and independent schools in a variety of sports, such as baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, track and field, and wrestling.
Our underlying goal is to emphasize hard work, teamwork and team pride, playing smart and working together to ensure the team reaches its potential. If we work toward realizing these goals, then the wins and losses will take care of themselves. Respect, as opposed to winning at all costs, is the emphasis of Fishburne's sports programs. The only way to earn respect is by playing hard and by playing with good sportsmanship, win or lose.
The Athletic Department's position is that all of our team members are students first and foremost. Academics are the educational foundation for future endeavors. Academic studies provide exercise and discipline for the brain, while athletics provide exercise and discipline for the rest of the body.
Athletics Department Director: Mike Anson
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Summary: Fishburne Military School has designed a five-week Summer Session especially for students who want to improve study skills, prepare for SATs, earn additional credits for graduation, benefit from JROTC adventure training and confidence building, prefer a structured and caring academic environment, and enjoy daily extra-curricular athletics and activities.
During Summer School, Fishburne offers daily sports camps for soccer, basketball, golf, football, tennis, wrestling, martial arts, and strength & conditioning. On Wednesday afternoons, cadets participate in an adventure or confidence building activity such as rappelling, orienteering, or building a one-rope bridge. On Friday afternoons Summer School cadets receive additional cadet and military training until 5:30 p.m. These activities are directed by the Commandant’s Office and by Fishburne’s JROTC Staff.
In addition, Fishburne offers JROTC Leadership Education & Training (LET) 1, 2, & 3 during Summer School. The JROTC instruction and training is focused upon developing each student’s ability to achieve leadership, character, and academic success. Taking JROTC may help cadets increase
their potential to receive ROTC scholarships and to be selected for admission to one of the United States Service Academies.
Department Director: Cedrick Broadhurst
June 28, 2014 to August 02, 2014
Fishburne Military School has been perfecting the art of educating young men since 1879. As a result, Summer Cadets grow academically while enjoying a full slate of athletics, adventure training and weekly outings. Summers at Fishburne are unlike Summer School anywhere else.
Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014
Financial Aid Available: No
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