Military Academies in VA
Located in Historic Waynesboro, Fishburne is steeped in southern military tradition. Founded in 1879, Fishburne is one of the oldest military schools still in operation and the oldest in Virginia. It has held the Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction for 90 consecutive years. The school offers cadets rappelling, Raider Teams and annual trips to Virginia Military Institute, Fort. A.P. Hill and Fort Pickett for obstacle course training. The school hosts an average of 200 boys in grades 7 through 12 and maintains an 8:1 student-teacher ratio.
Fork Union Military Academy
Supported by the Baptist General Association of Virginia, Fork Union is not affiliated with the military. It was founded in 1898 and has evolved into a well-respected all-male boarding school. The school houses boys in grades 6 through 12 and offers a postgraduate college preparatory program. Fork Union offers cadets a variety of sports, clubs, organizations and improved SAT scores. The school success is measured in the 70 students it educated who went on to be drafted or signed by NFL teams.
Hargrave Military Academy
Affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, this military-structured boarding school focuses on athletics, SAT score improvement and college preparation. The school is not affiliated with any branch of the military. It was founded in 1909 as a training school and now strives to foster achievement rather than punishment and discipline. Hargrave serves boys in grades seven through 12 as well as 1 year postgraduate.
Massanutten Military Academy
This coed military academy offers both boarding and day attendance options for students in grades 6 through 12 and postgraduate. While focusing on college prep, the academy also offers music, art and athletics. Founded in 1899, Massanutten Military Academy prides itself on diversity, hosting students from 35 different countries. Academically, the academy is consistently awarded the Army JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction award.
Benedictine High School
Operated by the Catholic church, Benedictine emphasizes honor and discipline in a military-structured environment via the Army JROTC programs. Boys in grades 9 through 12 attend the school during the day and no boarding option is available. Founded in 1911, Benedictine is the youngest military school in Virginia and boasts a 90% college attendance rate among former students. In addition to academics, the school is well known for its Basketball record both in the state and nationwide.
This coed academy offers students in grades 6 through 12 the Air Force JROTC program in a boarding or day school setting. The academy is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and focuses on college preparation and success in life. In addition to academic life and sports, Randolph-Macon offers students a private aviation program, the only one in the United States, and owns 2 Cessnas to give them hands on experience.