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Established in 1928, Valley Forge Military Academy & College is seen as an international leadership institution, comprised of a middle school, high school, and college. Located in Wayne, PA, 12 miles from Philadelphia, VFMAC offers both commuting and boarding options for students.
With a long tradition of fostering personal growth, students at VFMAC are immersed in a unique educational experience centered on five cornerstones: academic excellence, character development, personal motivation, physical development, and leadership. The goal of the five cornerstones is to help students reach their academic potential and to achieve success not only in the classroom, but beyond the classroom as well. From its cadet leadership ranks to the rifle club to its award winning equestrian program, VFMAC teaches students leadership and responsibility in practical ways.
Overall the mission of Valley Forge is to educate cadets within an academic and military environment to be fully prepared for their responsibilities as citizen leaders who are mentally alert, sound in body, considerate of others and possessed of the highest sense of duty, honor, loyalty and courage. To foster the love of God and country, high moral standards and strong character traits that will make all cadets a credit to themselves, their families, their alma mater, their country, and their God.
Valley Forge is the only college in the northeastern United States, and one of only five in the country, offering the Army’s two-year Early Commissioning Program leading to a reserve commission at the completion of the sophomore year.
The curriculum emphasizes college preparation. The Academy offers advanced placement, honor and enrichment courses, as well as opportunities for independent study.