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Fishburne Military School
School Name:
Fishburne Military School
Street Address:
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Mr. Mark E. Black
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Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day & Boarding
Boys Only
Grade Levels:
7 thru 12
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9/25/2019 10:56:00 AM 225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Country: United States Nondenominational School
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Founded in 1879, Fishburne Military School is a private all boys' boarding and day school for grades 7-12 that overlooks the town of Waynesboro, Virginia in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Distinguished as the oldest and smallest of Virginia's military schools, Fishburne offers individualized attention in a caring, family-oriented environment.

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Historic Campus

Fishburne Military School was founded in 1879 and is the smallest military boarding school in Virginia.  The school is recognized as both a Virginia and National Historic Landmark.


  • FMS offers college-prep, grades 7-12.
  • Fishburne boasts a robust STEM program.
  • Cadets can study rocketry, coding, 
    3D modeling and may even earn industry certifications such as CompTIA A+.
  • Classes average 10 students per instructor.


  • FMS offers 13 Varsity Sports including 
    11-man Football and Lacrosse.
  • The Caissons compete primarily in the Virginia Independent Conference.


  • Fishburne Military School will celebrate 
    100 years of US Army JROTC in 2019.
  • FMS is designated as an Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate candidates to any of the US Service Academies

FMS Class of 2017

  •  Achieved a 100% college acceptance rate. Earned more ROTC Scholarships than any other school in 4th Brigade (314 schools).
  • 5 accepted to VMI. 2 accepted to Norwich.
  • Other acceptances include: The University of Virginia, NC State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, Pepperdine, and more.

Alumni Support

  •  FMS boasts an active Alumni Association and a senior giving club, The Colonel Young Brigade, which provides the necessary capital to bridge the gap between enrollment dollars and operating expenses.

Scholarships and Aid

  • Fishburne Military School offers a number of endowed scholarships and provides financial aid to students who could not otherwise attend.
  • The signature scholarship is the “Leadership for Life” Scholarship awarded on a competitive basis.

FMS Mission

It is the mission of Fishburne Military School to provide each cadet with a sound academic foundation, a healthy mental and physical environment, and leadership training for a better understanding of the obligations of honor, citizenship and self-discipline.

Fishburne Military School
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(800) 946-7773

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