Diversity is strength.


Discipline, structure and teamwork don’t care where you were born. Students from around the world come to Valley Forge to prepare for success in life.

International Academy Students

International Student Checklist

The following information is to be used to assist you in the application process to Valley Forge Military Academy. While this will include most of the requirements for Admission, every application is reviewed individually. Some applicants may require more or less information. This will not be determined until an Admissions Officer has reviewed the application.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office with any questions. Email is the best means of communication and you can email questions to academy_admissions@vfmac.edu. Our phone number, if you wish to call, is 866-923-VFMA(8362).


  • Application fee: $100 for Academy (grades 7-12)
  • Grades for the last three (3) years (in English)
  • All international applicants are required to submit a score from the TOEFL Junior Test
  • Evaluations completed by teachers (Math, English and Principal/Guidance Counselor)
  • Copy of bio section of passport (Photo Page)
  • International student request form
  • Bank Statement (in English and US dollars). A letter from the bank is NOT sufficient
  • Contact information for any family or agents in the United States
  • We recommended, depending on their proficiency with English in an academic setting, that international students attend the English Language & Leadership Summer Program

English Language & Leadership Summer Program

July 23 – August 19, 2016

The Valley Forge English Language & Leadership Summer Program is a four-week college preparatory summer program designed for international English language students to gain academic English language skills, leadership skills, and cultural competency necessary for success in the American classroom and in meeting personal and educational goals. The program includes 100 hours of language instruction, practical and theoretical leadership training, experiential learning trips, as well as cultural immersion and exploration.

Program Features:

Academic English Language Training

Students will prepare for the upcoming academic year with English language instruction that will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking, and critical thinking skills. Students will take a placement exam to determine the course level that will best support their needs. Courses focus on language found in a variety of academic and cultural contexts to prepare students for the subjects they will encounter in the American classroom.

Leadership Training

Students will participate in leadership training based on the Five Cornerstones upon which Valley Forge has built an international reputation: Leadership, Academic Excellence, Personal Motivation, Character Development and Physical Development. The goal of the leadership training is for students to develop an awareness of their leadership potential and learn the necessary skills and processes that will enable them to act responsibly, succeed academically, and meet the challenges in their personal and academic lives.

American Culture and Recreation

Students will venture into the community on organized experiential learning trips to complete academic, leadership, and cultural projects and to enjoy all the Philadelphia area has to offer. Students will visit historic sites, parks, and museums, attend sporting events, participate in recreational activities, and experience American culture.

Program Details:

Dates: July 23 – August 19, 2016
Classes begin in the morning on July 25, students should arrive on July 23.

Ages:  Grades 7-12; College freshmen and sophomores, co-ed

Costs: $8,880 USD (includes tuition, room & board, health insurance, books, trips, and activities)

Our application: Summer ELL Enrollment Form

ELL Enrollment form Students Attending Summer ELL and VFMAC (pdf)

Our printable flyer: ELL Summer Program (PDF)

Packing List: Packing Guide (PDF)

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