A Summer Like No Other

Summer at Fork Union

Fork Union Military Academy offers an outstanding summer school and summer camp experience in Virginia. Our non-military summer school program combines academic study, leadership development, athletic activities, and fun for an unforgettable summer.

Summer School

When: July 10, 2022 - August 5, 2022
Who: Students in Grades 7-12

Fork Union's Summer School is a four-week summer term in July that offers rigorous academic instruction, a chance to catch up or get ahead in a specific class, and a chance to experience the Academy before committing to an entire school year. Students also enjoy a wide range of athletic and recreational activities on one of Virginia's most beautiful school campuses.

We've been doing summer school for many decades at Fork Union Military Academy and we know best how to build a summer school program that will engage boys' minds in achieving their best academic performance, while also engaging their bodies and spirits in a full, holistic approach to education and personal development.

Parents and students choose Fork Union Military Academy’s Summer School because the program is based on the same character-building standards as the Academy’s academic year with opportunities and resources tailored to fit the 4-week summer term.

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Students on computer with teacher

Why Choose Fork Union’s Summer School?

We offer live, in-person instruction. Online courses may offer more affordable prices, but do not present the same value, especially where a student is doing summer school to improve their grade. They need the extra help, the ability to ask questions and have the teacher be able to look the student in the eye to see if the student is not keeping up.

For young men, the opportunity to be away from home presents a tremendous opportunity for personal growth and maturity.

Rigorous academic instruction by expert faculty
Get ahead in school or to catch up on courses
Take enrichment courses in addition to daily extra-curricular activities and athletics
Experience the Academy before committing to an entire school year

Additional Information

How to Apply to Summer School

New Student Application Instructions

The process for applying to Summer School is the same as it is for admission to the regular academic year.

If you have already submitted an application for Fall enrollment, please contact the Admissions Office to request that your application be considered for Summer School.

You do not have to complete a separate application for Summer School enrollment if one is already on file for the regular academic year.

As part of the application process, in addition to a campus visit and interview, you will be asked to submit the following:


  • Character Questionnaire
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete Transcript of Student’s Academic Record

Once all application materials are received by the Academy, the Admissions Office will notify the applicant of the acceptance decision.

All enrolling students must have a physical examination prior to reporting and a record of all immunizations required by the Virginia State Health Department.

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Course Offerings

All courses are offered subject to enrollment numbers. Courses for which there is a low demand may not be offered in a specific year. Some courses may fill early and not be available to later enrollees.

Academic Courses (available as future credit)

Social Studies: US History

Academic Courses (available as repeat courses)

English: Middle School English, English 9, English 10, English 11

Social Studies:  United States History

World Language: Spanish I, Spanish II

Mathematics: Middle School Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Science:  Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry

Please contact our Director of Admissions (admissions@fuma.org or 434.842.4205) if you have a special request for a course that isn’t listed above

Elective Courses (available as enrichment courses)


A course on introduction to leadership principles and strategies. It will focus on the servant leadership model.

Study Skills Class

A course designed to educate young men on the fundamentals of effective studying and test taking strategies. There will be lessons on critical thinking, active listening, organizational habits, time management and the effective use of technology. The students will receive a half credit for the class and it is to be taken with a repeat class or another half credit course.

Personal Finance

A course designed to inform students on how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential.

Test Prep

A course designed to prepare students for the SAT and ACT tests.

Summer School Tuition & Fees

New Students Tuition, Room & Board - Summer 2022

New United States Boarding Students: $4,995.00

New International Boarding Students: $5,195.00

New Day Students: $2,730.00

Currently Enrolled Cadets Tuition, Room & Board - Summer 2022

Current Enrolled Boarding Cadets: $3,995.00

Current Enrolled International Cadets:$4,195.00

Current Enrolled Day Cadets: $1,730.00

NOTE: Day students must live within a 30-minute drive from campus and commute to campus each school day.

Reservation Fee

The reservation fee is a deposit of a portion of the tuition amount, not an additional fee on top of tuition. The balance of the tuition, room and board fee is due before or during check-in. The reservation fee is due upon the student’s acceptance to the summer session and secures each student a place in the program.

Reservation Fee for US Students: $500.00 (included in tuition total)

Reservation Fee for International Students: $1,000.00 (included in tuition total)

Included in Tuition

Textbooks: Included

A copy of the course text and any required workbooks are issued at no cost. Replacement copies will be charged to the student’s account.

Classroom Supplies: Included

Each student will be given a notebook, paper, pens and pencils on the first day of class. Additional supplies may be purchased at the Quartermaster.

Field Trips: Included

Admission and transportation costs for school trips and events provided at no additional financial obligation to the parents.

Required Clothing Issued: Included

FUMA shirts with Academy logo and khaki shorts for class wear.

Athletic apparel for afternoon activities. 

Summer School "Things to Bring" List

Provided by FUMA

The cost for these items is included in the tuition charge:

  • FUMA shirts and khaki shorts will be issued to each student for class wear and weekend trips.
  • Athletic wear will also be given for afternoon play and activities.
  • Twin bed sheets and pillowcases are provided and laundered by the Academy.
  • Towels and washcloths are provided and laundered by the Academy.
  • Face masks (if required) are provided and laundered by the Academy.

Bring from Home

The following items should be brought for use during the summer session. These items should be marked by name or with some identifying symbol. The quantities listed are only the needed minimum amounts.

  • Gym shoes (may be worn to class) - (Qty 2)
  • Blanket
  • Under shorts - (Qty 8)
  • Shower shoes
  • Straight broom and/or dustpan
  • Calculator for math or science classes
  • Pillow - standard size to fit our pillow cases
  • Undershirts, white (Qty 8)
  • Socks, white (at least ankle height)
  • Phone Card – Required for all Outbound Calls
  • A baseball glove, lacrosse stick, racquetball or tennis racket may be brought
  • Swimsuit
Summer School Allowance Policy

Your cadet does not have a great need for spending money while in Summer School, but if you would like to provide your cadet an allowance during Summer School, we recommend that you provide your son with a debit card to use at our ATM on campus in the Estes Dining Hall. Our ATM is operated through BB&T Bank (Truist Financial). You may wish to obtain a debit card that you can add funds to easily and monitor your cadet's transactions, such as debit cards from Greenlight.

Summer Camps

The Academy also offers three summer camps, including a Father-Son Weekend summer camp, our annual Fork Union Basketball School, and our Football, Strength, and Speed summer camp.

Charlie Coulter

Deputy Commandant
Director of Summer School


Kelly Barnette

Director of Communications
Assistant Director of Athletics


Frank Arritt

Instructor, Head PG Football Coach
Football, Strength & Speed Camp Director

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