Valley Forge Military Academy and College
Focused on developing personal strength in every cadet, opening the door for academic achievement now, and for the future.
Established in 1928, Valley Forge Military Academy and College is an international leadership institution, comprised of a middle school, high school, and college. Our College has been designated by the Governor and Legislature as the Military College of Pennsylvania.™
A Note from the President
Valley Forge Military Academy and College has nearly a century of success providing the highest levels of education to young men and women. We educate the whole person and develop leaders for a global society.
Your exploration of these pages will describe an education built on Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Leadership, Character Development, Physical Development and Personal Motivation.
While ours is a military-style of education, these Five Cornerstones transcend the military – with application to all individuals seeking something more. Those who embrace them and live into them recognize leadership isn’t just a word and isn’t given – but earned.
Our graduates have an impactful role in the world – one that requires discipline, sacrifice, and acceptance that inward focus is limiting and outward focus beyond self is what can make a difference in and for the world.
In my role, I am only the latest in a long line of stewards of the legacy of Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
Along with my colleagues here, we bear great responsibility to those students entrusted to our care. Our charge is to grow them into students of the world and leaders of tomorrow – to help them envision something more and something better, and to help them find their roles in it.
We do so with obligation and authority – and that is a privilege beyond measure.
I look forward to welcoming you to Valley Forge Military Academy & College.
Colonel Stuart B. Helgeson
President, Valley Forge Military Academy & College
“During my time at Valley Forge I studied Health and Biological Sciences and I was a cadet Major who served as the Regimental Public Affairs Officer. The school provided me with many mentors and opportunities to better myself. Thanks to the ECP program, I am attending Northeastern University and studying biology on full scholarship!”
Katie Wallace ’18C
Graduate of Army ROTC ECP