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Valley Forge Military Academy

Established: 1928

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    Single sex - Boys' school
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

Established in 1928, Valley Forge Military Academy is built on five main cornerstones: academic excellence, character development, personal motivation, physical development, and leadership. Cadets are able to obtain college credit while studying. Famous author of Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, graduated from Valley Forge.

Valley Forge’s 100-acre campus is a short ride from Philadelphia and features new tennis courts, basketball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped weight room with brand new state-of-the-art workout equipment, meeting rooms, and the L. Maitland Blank Hall of Fame.

VFMA has a strong athletic reputation and has gained national recognition in sports. Many alumni have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Larry Fitzgerald of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals graduated from Valley Forge in 2002.
Students can take part in unique opportunities such as VFMA’s competitive military band or the Field Music Drums Unit.

Boarding cadets follow a structured daily schedule supervised by Tactical Officers and are housed two per dormitory room. On weekends, students can travel a short distance to the historic city of Philadelphia, attend a monthly Chapel service, or attend on-campus movie nights.


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  • 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 100 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
Single sex - Boys' school
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
Leadership program
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Equestrian, Football, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Wrestling
Art, Portfolio, Studio Art, Studio Art - Advanced
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, English Literature and Composition, European History, Physics 1, Statistics, US History
Chinese, French, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Scuba Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12, Post Graduate (PG)
Ages Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Grade 12 diploma and acceptance hard

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