The vast majority of Valley Forge Military Academy cadets are full-time boarders, who hail from 38 states and 25 foreign countries. Boarding cadets are normally housed two per dormitory room, and are supervised in non-classroom hours by Tactical Officers. Staff to cadet ratios at Valley Forge are excellent, and dedicated instructors take a personal interest in the success of Academy cadets.
Classes are held five days a week with athletics and other after-school activities held until 5:45 pm. Evening study hours extend from 7:30 to 9:30. Taps sounds at 10:00 pm.
On the weekends, cadets enjoy ample opportunities to take advantage of the Philadelphia area’s varied cultural and entertainment possibilities. In addition, those who stay at school may attend movies on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday mornings, the Sunday Chapel Service is central to cadet life at VFMA.
In addition to full-time boarders, local families enjoy a 5-day boarder option – with cadets free to return home after Saturday morning school activities.