Congratulations on your acceptance to Valley Forge Military Academy!

This is an exciting time for you and your family. The information contained here will provide you with the next steps, including how to let us know you’re coming, making your tuition deposit, what to bring to campus, new student orientation, and other key information to complete before you arrive. By following this guide, you will be able to have a smooth and efficient transition on move-in day.

Accepted Academy Student Checklist

We look forward to you becoming part of “The Forge” community.

Now that you’ve been accepted, it’s time to take the next step to becoming part of The Forge and our Continental Line. Please be sure to submit all information listed below prior to your August move-in date to ensure you can move-in as quickly, easily, and smoothly as possible.

Are You Coming?

You have received your acceptance letter, now we need to know if you’re coming. The next step is to submit your non-refundable deposit of $500. Submitting your deposit secures your spot for the upcoming term and will be applied to student’s tuition. Once you deposit, we will be able to provide you with your academic schedule. In the event you have decided not to attend and are declining our offer of admission, please notify us via email at admissions_academy@vfmac.edu

To make your non-refundable deposit, secure your spot, and have access to your schedule:

  • Pay online with e-check or a credit card
  • Pay via wire transfer – contact the Business Office at 610-989-1230 for routing information.
  • Pay via personal check – Checks and money orders need to be mailed to:

Valley Forge Military Academy
1001 Eagle Road
Academy Admissions – Shannon Hall
Wayne PA 19087

Billing and Payment Contract

Complete and sign the Billing and Payment document and return to Academy Admissions at the address above.

  • Valley Forge does offer payment plans, complete details are provided within the document. This service is provided through Higher Education Services and requires a small annual application fee. Contact HES at 1-800-422-0010 or visit their web-site at www.highereducationservices.org.
Submit Your Final Transcripts

Submit Your Final Transcripts

  • Your final transcripts, AP scores, and other standardized test scores must be sent to the Academy Admissions Office.
Complete Mandatory Medical Paperwork
Complete your Financial Aid Paperwork
  • Financial Aid (US Citizens Only) Complete your financial forms
  • If your aid award calls for a Master Promissory Note, please be sure to complete, sign, and return that prior to your August arrival. The form should be mailed to:

Valley Forge Military Academy
1001 Eagle Road
Academy Admissions – Medenbach Hall
Wayne PA 19087

Uniforms and Basic Issue Items

The following items are included in the fee schedule and are issued to the cadet by the Cadet Store upon arrival:

2 Laundry Bags 1 Pair Combat Boots 15 VFMAC T-Shirts
2 Pair Black Dress Shoes 1 Beret Capshield (College) 1 Mattress Cover
1 Laundry Marker 2 Sweatshirts 1 Capshield
15 Laundry Pins 2 Pair Sweatpants 3 BDU Name Tapes
4 Wire Hangers 1 VFMAC ID Card (issued by Commandant’s Office) 8 Coat Hangers
3 Pair Gym Shorts 1 Breast Plate 3 Trouser Hangers
1 Belt Plate 1 Swim Suit 1 Web Belt and Buckle
1 Pair Suspenders 1 Nail Brush 1 Can Brasso
2 Pair White Gloves 1 Pair Black Gloves 1 Beret
1 Chapel Cap 1 Wool Cap 2 Blankets
1 Black Scarf 1 Cap Cover 1 Combination Lock

The following items are issued at the Press Shop:

  • 1 Full Dress Blouse
  • 1 pair Full Dress Trousers
  • 2 pair Dress Grey Trousers
  • 1 Raincoat
  • 1 Black Sweater
  • 1 CQ Jacket
  • **2 Battle Dress Uniform (BDU)
    • 2 BDU Shirts
    • 2 BDU Trousers
  • **1 BDU Field Jacket
  • **items are issued to the cadet but remain property of school.
Access the Student and Parent Portal in PowerSchool
  • Once we have received your deposit and confirmation, we will be able to setup your PowerSchool account. Your parent will also have access to the account to review scheduling and other academic information. You will access your student schedule online via PowerSchool. Once your account is created you will receive an email with your login information.
  • Once you have access, Powerschool will default to the Quick Lookup screen which will display your schedule, indicating all of the courses for which you are enrolled. As the school year progresses, this is also the screen where you can review your grades as they are posted and your academic progress.
  • Each student is assigned a user id also known as a netID to provide access to various Valley Forge systems, including e-mail. It is critical to your student success that you check your Valley Forge email account. Important communication for your courses, from your faculty, your guidance counselor, and others will be sent to your Valley Forge account and you are responsible for this information.

If you would like to establish a line of credit at the Cadet Store, complete and submit this form.

View Your Class Schedule Online

Once we have received your deposit, you can access your student schedule, here’s how:

  • Log in to Powerschool
  • Use the User Name and password provided via e-mail to access your account.
  • Once you have access, Powerschool will default to the Quick Lookup screen which will display your schedule, indicating all of the courses for which you are enrolled. As the school year progresses, this is also the screen where you can review your grades as they are posted and your academic progress.
  • Additional information about setting up a Parent PowerSchool Account.
  • 2016-2017 Academy Booklist Will Be Available Early May : You can purchase your books via our Cadet Store, Amazon.com, BN.com, or other sites, provided the book is the same edition as that specified by your instructor.
  • When ordering, please order by ISBN number to ensure you have the correct edition.
Academy Move-In and Arrival Dates
Academy Move-In and Arrival Dates

Please follow the dates and times below that pertain to you. Barracks assignments will be available shortly and will be e-mailed to you. We are currently working on assigning rooms for all registered deposited fall students. Information below is currently tentative and subject to change, please check this site frequently for updates.

Monday, August 1

  • New football athletes report for move-in at Eisenhower Hall at 9:00am
  • For your convenience, please park in the Eisenhower lot.

Monday, August 15

    • New Academy Cadets, Academy Band members, Cross Country, & Soccer Athletes

Parents, for planning purposes please note there will be an activities fair and the Oath Ceremony. Oath ceremony will begin at 4:00pm. Parents and family members will depart after the conclusion of the oath ceremony. You may park in the Parade Field lot during check-in.

Thursday, August 25

  • Academy Returning Cadets Report
  • Returning students Report for check-in at Eisenhower Hall at the times listed by your barracks assignment.
    • 9:00am-11:00am Martin Hall
    • 11:00am-1:00pm Hocker Hall
    • 12:30pm Day Students
Order your Textbooks

Books may ordered through the Cadet Store or can be ordered via other websites such as Amazon.com, BN.com, among others. When ordering books, please sure to order by the ISBN indicated to ensure you have the correct edition.

Understand Your Information Technology Needs

All students are required to own a laptop. Most current production laptops in the market will meet our requirements, however we encourage you to review our Academic Student Computer Standards, which will provide you details on recommended system specifications and standards while attending Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

What to Bring
  • Prior to arriving on campus, be sure to bring the following items, these are essential:
  • Cadets are encouraged to bring a two (2) week supply of the following items:
    • Undergarments
    • White T–Shirts, quarter sleeve, crew neck
    • Black, crew length, athletic socks, without logos (10 pair)
    • Black, dress socks (10 pair)
  • Cadets are also encouraged to bring the following items:
    • 1 Bathrobe
    • 3 White Handkerchiefs
    • 1 Shoe Polish Kit
    • 1 Clothes Lint Brush
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Pajamas or appropriate sleeping attire
    • 1 Hair Brush
    • 1 Comb; black
    • Shaving cream, razor, and if applicable razorblades
    • 4 White Washcloths
    • 1 pair Slippers
    • Electric Fan not to exceed 20″, must be UL approved
    • 1 pair of low-quarter, gym/multi-purpose/cross trainer athletic shoes
    • Flash drive, 4gb minimum
    • Laptop computer
    • Networking patch cable (ethernet cord)
    • Personal hygiene items & toiletries
    • 32 ounce Nalgene (non-BPA) Water Bottle
    • Sunscreen (30 SPF or higher)
    • Black Backpack
    • 3 Pillow Cases, white, to fit a standard 20″x26″ pillow
    • 1 Pillow standard size 20″x26″
    • 2 pairs of white Thermal Underwear
    • 6 flat Sheets, white, Extra Long twin size
    • 10 Bath Towels, white
    • 1 pair shoe trees
    • 1 pair flip-flops for shower
    • 1 white Soap Dish
    • School Supplies
    • Computer Lock for laptop computer
    • Emergency Rain Poncho

While some of these items may be available for purchase in the Cadet Store, we recommend that students secure these items prior to arriving on campus. Please note also, that during plebe period, students are not permitted leave, so there will not be an opportunity to replenish these items.

Should you wish to purchase any of these items from the Cadet Store, you may use the VF Store Order Form 2016-2017.

Additionally, please complete the following, if you would like to establish a line of credit at the Cadet Store.

Parents Association

Parent involvement and support is a key component to Cadet success. Please complete and return the 2016-17 Parents Association Membership Form.

Let Everyone Know
  • Get your VFMA gear and wear it with pride.

Remember to complete your paperwork prior to your arrival and we will be able to expedite your move-in. Failure to do so will result in significant delays.

Boarding Options

VFMA Offers Cadets 3 Boarding Options

1. The vast majority of Valley Forge Military Academy cadets participate in the full-time boarding option. Boarding cadets are normally housed two per dormitory room, and are supervised in non-classroom hours by Tactical Officers. Currently our cadets hail from 31 states and 24 countries.

2. In addition to full-time boarders, local families enjoy a five day boarder option – with cadets free to return home after Saturday morning school activities.

3. Lastly, young men in grades 7-12 can choose the Valley Forge Military Academy Day School option, which offers day cadets everything that our boarding cadets receive– exceptional academics, dedicated faculty interaction, interscholastic sports, extracurricular activities, and camaraderie as members of the Corps of Cadets.

Overall the Staff to cadet ratios at Valley Forge are excellent, and dedicated instructors take a personal interest in the success of Academy cadets.

Day School

Our Day School is a chance for parents to witness it every night.

Designed for young men in grades 7-12, the Valley Forge Military Academy Day Program offers day school cadets the same opportunities that our boarding cadets have – exceptional academics, dedicated faculty interaction, interscholastic sports, extracurricular activities, and camaraderie. The Day Program is a great way to experience the academic structure and discipline in the classroom, and develop the leadership skills needed to be successful in life – all the things that make Valley Forge Military Academy so special, but without residing on campus.

To the fullest extent possible, the experiences of Day School cadets mirrors those of Valley Forge Military Academy’s boarding cadets – with a curriculum that focuses on developing the whole person and stresses Valley Forge’s Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Leadership and Physical Development.

As after-school experiences are essential to the cadet experience, our day cadets are encouraged to participate in the same activities as their peers, including interscholastic and intramural sports, clubs, physical training, band, and choir.

Learn more by contacting our Office of Admission at 610-989-1303 or email us at academy_admission@vfmac.edu.

Full Time Boarding

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.

Five Day Boarding

Five-day boarding cadets (VF5D)
VF5D cadets are bound by the Guidon and other VFMA&C Regulations. Their schedule is different in part from tradition seven-day boarding cadets, but their obligations are virtually the same. The VF5D program will be supervised by the Commandant of Cadets and TAC Team Leaders.

Note: VF5D is an option available to families who live relatively close to the VFMA&C campus.

Plebe Training
VF5D Plebes will be boarding cadets from their reporting date until the Recognition Day Ceremony, when they end their full-time boarding status and may go home on weekends.

Uniforms
VF5D will check the Daily Routine Orders (DROs) sent to their VFMAC cadet e-mail account during the weekend in order to confirm the Uniform of the Day for the following Monday morning, and will meet uniform expectations when arriving on campus.

Assignment and Billeting
VF5D cadets are eligible for assignment to any of the Academy units. They will be provided a room in barracks required to have the basic issue and personal items to set up the room according to standard for the Plebe Training period. VF5D cadets will be inspected and held to the same standard as other rooms in the unit in terms of orderliness and cleanliness.

Weekday Schedule
Per normal routine. VF5D cadets will be at Valley Forge by 7:30 AM Monday morning to attend a unit formation and Morning Colors. VF5D cadets will follow the regular tactical and class schedule, Monday through Friday.

Weekend Schedule
Saturday – After Recognition Day, VF5D Cadets are exempt from Saturday requirements (see “Disciplinary Obligations” below).
Sunday – VF5D cadets are not required to be present Sunday, unless they desire to attend Chapel or Parade. If they so desire, they may report to their unit for 1st Mess at 8:20 AM, or report at 10:00 AM to their unit to attend Chapel, or 12:00 PM to attend Parade. VF5D cadets may be required to be present for selected Regimental or Chapel Parades.
Rank
Cadet Leaders have significant leadership responsibilities on evenings and weekends; therefore, VF5D Cadets will remain as Privates. In truly exceptional cases, VF5D Cadets may be promoted.

Transportation
VF5D cadets are responsible for arranging transportation, so as to be at their appointed place of duty. There may be instances where lack of transportation may prevent a VF5D cadet from being present for school, training, or meeting disciplinary obligations. These instances will be handled on a case by case basis, between the VF5D cadet’s parent and the Commandant or Tactical Team Leader.

Duty
VF5D cadets will be rostered for the same duties as their boarding counterparts, to include Charge of Quarters in barracks and Guard Duty at Lee Hall, Monday through Friday.

Disciplinary Obligations
VF5D cadets may incur restricted privileges like any other cadet. However, VF5D cadets must serve these punishments on Saturday. The VF5D cadet with restrictions must make arrangements with his family to be present fifteen minutes prior to formation on Saturday (1:30 to 4:30 PM) and/or regimental restrictions Saturday (7:00 to 9:00 PM). In the event the number of restriction privileges cannot be satisfied on Saturdays, the Commandant may direct a VF5D cadet to report on Sunday(s).

Band and Athletes
Band cadets and athletes are eligible for the VF5D program; however, they will meet all musical and athletic obligations, e.g., weekend practices, concerts, or games. Failure to meet musical and athletic obligations will result in dismissal from the appropriate program.

Automobile Privileges
VF5D cadets possessing a driver’s license are prohibited from using their vehicles during the week. They may drive a vehicle solely to depart for weekend leave and return to campus. The vehicle must have a VF5D school parking permit. Only after providing parental permission to a TAC Officer and solely for the purpose of departing and returning for leave, will a VF5D cadet provide transportation to a boarding cadet.

Tuition and Fees
VF5D cadets will be charged at the same rate as boarding cadets. There will be no tuition refund for transfer to Day Cadet status.

Special Events
VF5D cadets will attend special events as determined by the President. These will include the Military Tattoo, Christmas Holiday Vespers, Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Silver Taps on Friday evening and the Alumni Parade on the Saturday of Alumni Weekend, Sunday Chapel and Regimental Parade of the Parents Spring Festival Weekend, the Memorial Day Parade in Wayne.

Valley Forge Military Academy and College

We look forward to welcoming you back on campus in the fall. Schedules for returning students are being created and the book list is now available. To expedite your return to campus on move-in day be sure to complete and submit all applicable financial aid paperwork, outstanding tuition payments, and necessary medical forms. Move-in dates can be found below.

Continuing Student Registration Form

Course selection for next year is underway. Please complete the Continuing Student Registration Form at this time and submit with you $500 deposit for the upcoming school year. Pay in full by June 12 and receive $1000 discount.

Billing and Payment Contract

Valley Forge Military Academy
1001 Eagle Road
Academy Admissions – Shannon Hall
Wayne PA 19087

  • Reminder: Valley Forge does offer payment plans, complete details are provided within the document. 10-month payment plans begin with first payment in June. This service is provided through Higher Education Services and requires a small annual application fee. Contact HES at 1-800-422-0010 or visit their web-site at www.highereducationservices.org.

Have you made your deposit for the Upcoming year?

To make your non-refundable deposit, secure your spot, and be able to access to your schedule:

  • Pay online with e-check or a credit card
  • Pay via wire transfer – contact the Business Office at 610-989-1230 for routing information.
  • Pay via personal checkChecks or money order need to be mailed to:

Valley Forge Military Academy
1001 Eagle Road
Academy Admissions – Shannon Hall
Wayne PA 19087

View Your Class Schedule Online

  • Log in to PowerSchool (https://vfma.powerschool.com) to view your academic schedule
  • Type in your username.
  • Type in your password.
  • Click the “Sign In” button.
  • Once you have access, Powerschool will default to the Quick Lookup screen which will display your schedule, indicating all of the courses for which you are enrolled. As the school year progresses, this is also the screen where you can review your grades as they are posted and your academic progress.
  • Text book list.
  • When ordering your textbooks, please order by ISBN number to ensure you have the correct edition. We encourage you to use Amazon or BN.com

Complete your Financial Aid Paperwork

  • Financial Aid (US Citizens Only) Complete your financial forms
  • If your aid award calls for a Master Promissory Note, please be sure to complete, sign, and return prior to your August arrival. The form should be mailed to:

Valley Forge Military Academy
1001 Eagle Road
Academy Admissions – Shannon Hall
Wayne PA 19087

Order your Textbooks

Books may also be available and ordered via Amazon.com, BN.com, among others. When ordering books, please order by the ISBN indicated to ensure you have the correct edition.

Complete Mandatory Medical Paperwork

Information Technology

Reminder all students are required to own a laptop. Most current production laptops in the market will meet our requirements; however, we encourage you to review our Academic Student Computer Standards, which will provide you details on recommended system specifications and standards while attending Valley Forge Military Academy & College.

Remember to complete your paperwork prior to your arrival and we will be able to expedite your move-in. Failure to do so will result in significant delays.

Returning Academy Move-In and Arrival Dates

Please follow the dates and times below that pertain to you. Barracks assignments will be available shortly and will be e-mailed to you. We are currently working on assigning rooms for all registered fall students. Information below is currently tentative and subject to change, please check this site frequently for updates.

Sunday, August 7

  • Leadership Detail – Academy Cadets who have accepted leadership invitations.
    • Time: 12:00pm Lafayette Hall
    • Park in the Parade Field lot
    • Check-in Eisenhower Hall on August 8
    • As leadership cadets, you must have all of your paperwork submitted prior to your arrival on 8/7 including your Billing & Payment Document and Medical Forms.

Monday, August 15

  • Report for check-in at Eisenhower Hall
    • 9:30am Band, Soccer, Cross Country, and new Academy Cadets.
    • For your convenience, please park in the Parade Field parking lot.

Thursday, August 25

  • Returning Academy students, report for check-in at Eisenhower Hall at the times listed by your barracks assignment. Reminder: All Academy and College courses begin on Monday, August 29.
  • 11:00am Martin and Hocker Halls.

Bring your Uniforms and Basic Issue Items

  • Reminder: you must return to Valley Forge with the prior year’s basic issue clothing items that you were issued at both the Cadet Store and Press Shop. Upon returning to Valley Forge these items will be inventoried by a member of the TAC Officer team. Basic clothing issue items that cadets have worn out or outgrown will be replaced. Cadets must replace lost items or items that have become unserviceable due to negligence or abuse.

Should you wish to purchase any of these items from the Cadet Store, you may use the Cadet Store Order Form.

Additionally, please complete the following, if you would like to establish a line of credit at the Cadet Store.

  • Previously Issued Items:
    • 2 Laundry Bags
    • 1 Laundry Marker
    • 15 Laundry Pins
    • 4 Wire Hangers
    • 8 Coat Hangers
    • 3 Trouser Hangers
    • 1 Can Brasso
    • 1 Nail Brush
    • 2 Blankets
    • 1 Pair Combat Boots
    • 1 Pair Black Dress Shoes
    • 2 Sweatshirts
    • 2 Pair Sweatpants
    • 3 Pair Gym Shorts
    • 1 Swim Suit
    • 1 Pair Suspenders
    • 15 VFMAC T-Shirts
    • 1 Beret Capshield (College)
    • 1 Capshield
    • 3 BDU Name Tapes
    • 1 VFMAC ID Card
    • 1 Breast Plate
    • 1 Belt Plate
    • 1 Web Belt and Buckle
    • 2 Pair White Gloves
    • 1 Pair Black Gloves
    • 1 Beret
    • 1 Combination Lock
    • 1 Wool Cap
    • 1 Chapel Cap
    • 1 Cap Cover
    • 1 Black Scarf
    • 1 Mattress Cover
  • Previously Issued at the Press Shop:
    • 1 Full Dress Blouse
    • 1 pair Full Dress Trousers
    • 2 pair Dress Grey Trousers
    • 1 Raincoat/All-Weather Coat
    • 1 Black Sweater
    • 1 CQ Jacket/Leave Jacket
    • **2 Battle Dress Uniform (BDU)
      • 2 BDU Shirts
      • 2 BDU Trousers
    • **1 BDU Field Jacket
    • **1 pair White Trousers

    **items are issued to the cadet but remain property of school.

Should you wish to purchase any of these items from the Cadet Store, you may use the Cadet Store Order Form.

Additionally, please complete the following, if you would like to establish a line of credit at the Cadet Store.

Parents Association

2016-17 Parents Association Membership Form

Congratulations on your acceptance to Valley Forge Military Academy!

This is an exciting time for you and your family. The information contained here will provide you with the next steps, including how to let us know you’re coming, making your tuition deposit, what to bring to campus, new student orientation, and other key information to complete before you arrive. By following this guide, you will be able to have a smooth and efficient transition on move-in day.

We look forward to you becoming part of “The Forge” community.

Accepted Student Checklist

Now that you’ve been accepted, it’s time to take the next step to becoming part of The Forge and our Continental Line. Please be sure to submit all information listed below prior to your August move-in date to ensure you can move-in as quickly, easily, and smoothly as possible.

Thanks!