Fork Union Military Academy

  • Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates.
  • Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship.

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School Overview

School TypeMilitary School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Military Colleges and Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences with limited resource assistance
Year Founded1898
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$4,350
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students343 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
48%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeFork Union Military Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Advanced CoursesAnatomy and Physiology (4 credits) - Dual Enrollment, AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Calculus (BC), AP English IV, AP Government, AP U.S. History, Calculus (5 credits) - Dual Enrollment, English Composition (6 credits) - Dual Enrollment, International Relations (6 credits) - Dual Enrollment, Political Science (6 credits) - Dual Enrollment, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (5 credits) - Dual Enrollment,
Average SAT score1110
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,350
Tuition NotesDay Students: $20,350 US Boarding Students: $33,940 International Boarding Students: $42,190
% on Financial Aid
65%
Average Financial Aid Grant$14,000
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTripp Billingsley
Endowment Size$18 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Martial Arts, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Drill TeamFootball,
LacrosseMarksmanship,
Martial ArtsRiflery,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter TrackWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts of America, Breakfast Club - Christian Study Group, Chess Club, Computer Gaming Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fishing Club, Global Citizens Club, Honor Council, Interact Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Quadrille Club, Retan Rifles, School Newspaper, School Yearbook, Scuba Club, Woodworking Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Bagpipers, Band, Choir, Chorale, Dramatics

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Orienteering

School Notes

  • Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, is a Christian, college preparatory, military-style boarding school for young men in Grades 7 through 12 and postgraduates. Fork Union was founded in 1898 and has a rich tradition promoting character, leadership, and scholarship.
  • Upper School students follow a unique "One-Subject Plan" of study, concentrating on a single major subject every seven weeks. Middle School students follow a traditional middle school schedule. The mission of Fork Union Military Academy is to provide young men a college preparatory education in a residential, Christian environment.
  • Using the best aspects of the military system, the Academy teaches its cadets responsibility, leadership, discipline, and pride by providing an atmosphere in which spiritual, mental, and physical growth can flourish. In addition to our high-quality academics, our athletic program is outstanding. Our school has produced two Heisman Trophy winners (Vinny Testaverde and Eddie George), one Heisman Trophy finalist (Chris Perry), many professional NFL and NBA players, and Olympians.
  • Fork Union Military Academy is located within the small village of Fork Union in Central Virginia on a large wooded tract of more than 1,300 acres. This rural setting provides a sanctuary from the noises and bad influences associated with larger cities and suburbs, and gives students wide open spaces for orienteering, cross country, and other outdoor activities. With fewer external distractions, our peaceful, pastoral environment is ideal for this school.Fork Union has a number of endowed scholarships that are awarded to cadets based on various qualifications such as leadership, character, academic performance, and other qualities specific to the scholarship fund.

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