Valley Forge Military Academy
Private Boarding School
A school where students are encouraged to set goals and strive for excellence, while developing leadership skills and a sense of individual responsibility.
Valley Forge Military Academy (VFMA) was established in 1928, as a college preparatory and military boarding school. The comprehensive system is built on 5 main cornerstones:\ Academic excellence, character development, personal motivation, physical development, and leadership. Unique among many American boarding schools, its qualified high school students are able to obtain college credit while studying at Valley Forge Military Academy’s campus. Offering a challenging private school curriculum, its dedicated teachers insist on small class sizes (currently averaging 13 students) to allow individualized, personal attention.
Valley Forge’s 100-acre campus is 15 miles west of Philadelphia and home to more than 300 cadets. The school boasts impressive resources, include three full-size and six intermediate-size basketball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped weight room, meeting rooms, the L. Maitland Blank Hall of Fame, and more.
Sports and Arts
Boasting a strong athletic reputation, VFMA has gained national recognition. A number of VFMA Alumni have continued on to play at competitive college and university athletic programs. Many have gone on to play in professional leagues, including the NFL.
Dormitories and Student Life
Boarding cadets are normally housed two per dormitory room, and are supervised in non- classroom hours by Tactical Officers.
The school is located 15 miles west of Philadelphia.
Area population: 30,892
Town website: Town of Wayne
Estimated Start Date: August (ELL July)
Estimated End Date: Late May
All Boys School
Number of Students
298 (40% international)
Teachers with Advanced Degrees
- Studio Art
- Advanced Studio Art
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- European History
- US History
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
- Ice Hockey
- Martial Arts/Judo
- Red Cross
- Scuba Diving PADI
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Closest International and Local Airports:
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
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