Fishburne Military School

255 South Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980-0229
Tel: (800)946-7773
Grades: 7-12 | 169 students
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School is a private all boys boarding and day school for grades 7 through 12 & PG Basketball- turning potential into achievement since 1879.
Fishburne overlooks the city of Waynesboro in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Distinguished as the oldest and smallest of Virginia's Military Schools, we offer individualized attention in a caring, family oriented environment.
Class size averages 8-10 students per instructor, ensuring each Fishburne Cadet receives the academic instruction and supervision necessary for a well-rounded education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Military Colleges and Schools
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1879

Student Body

Total Students 169 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Fishburne Military School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(cadet uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $29,200
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Cedrick Broadhurst
Admissions Associate Joan Byrne

School Notes:

  • Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. Boasting a 100% college-acceptance rate for the past 10 consecutive years, FMS has also been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academics. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command. For more information visit

Profile last updated: 01/30/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Good Shepherd School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good Shepherd School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Waynesboro (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Waynesboro
    Grades: NS-PK | 24 students
    0.1 miles
    Po Box 531
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Waynesboro
    Grades: PK-12 | 75 students
    2.5 miles
    109 Community Drive
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Waynesboro
    Grades: K-6 | 17 students
    2.6 miles
    19 Browns Ln
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
  • Fishersville
    Grades: PK-6 | 100 students
    4.8 miles
    Po Box 925
    Fishersville, VA 22939
  • Afton
    Grades: KG-10 | 41 students
    5 miles
    9357 Critzers Shop Road
    Afton, VA 22920

School Reviews

Attended 1969-1970. Went to the Led Zeplin Concert. Alice Cooper is still playing and will be in Richmond soon Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM @ The National in Richmond, Virginia
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 09/07/13

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
November 24, 2015
Many parents search for an answer to the question "How do I provide the kind of religious education I want for my child?" Religious education is a very personal, subjective matter. We explore some of your options.
November 19, 2015
Myths, urban legends and just plain misinformation abound concerning private schools. We shed some light on the facts you may not have known.
October 04, 2015
This A-Z list is designed to make you aware of the many things involved in choosing the right school for your child.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,040 for elementary schools and $15,385 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).