A Leader in Military Schools for Boys
Fork Union Military Academy is one of the premier college preparatory boarding military schools for boys in grades 6-12 and postgraduate located in Fork Union, Virginia, right in the heart of central Virginia.
We offer high quality academics and athletics within a structure built around discipline, leadership development, and Christian values.
Military School Tradition
Fork Union Military Academy was founded in 1898 and is a military school steeped in the long tradition of "southern military schools."
We use the best aspects of a military-style system to create an environment focused on academic achievement and leadership development. The goal is not to create "soldiers" but to build "solid citizens" who embody the values of integrity, honor, duty, self-discipline, and service to others.
The Academy is not operated by or affiliated with any branch of the military, nor do students become obligated to serve in the military. We are an "independent military school" and do not offer the ROTC or JROTC model. There is no training in military tactics, techniques, or doctrine. We are not a "boot camp" program, nor do we cater to troubled teens in need of a therapeutic school environment.
Learn more about one family's decision to send their son to Fork Union Military Academy to gain the "military school experience" here in this article entitled:
Success Stories Begin Here
The 19th-century author of Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray, said it best:
"Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them."
At Fork Union Military Academy, a cadet will develop the hard-earned habits of success. He will learn to apply himself, to focus his efforts, to pay attention to detail, and to do all the work necessary for academic and personal achievement. He will know how to set goals and accomplish them.
Success stories begin here.