Developing the Whole Person
Since our founding in 1928, we have a long tradition of developing young men of character. Our philosophy is built on Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development, and Leadership.
We are able to achieve this rich, transformative character formation through our integrated military and academic community. Within the context of this structured community, cadets forge life-long friendships through shared experience and hold each other accountable to the values and traditions of the Academy. Our faculty serve as mentors as much as teachers, imparting wisdom and guidance alongside a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. All aspects of student life work together to develop our cadets into young men ready to face challenges ahead.
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Valley Forge Military Academy Leadership Team
Our leadership team is committed to making Valley Forge one of the premier institutes for forming young men and women into the leaders of tomorrow. VFMA Leader contact information can be found here.
Col Stuart Helgeson, USMCR Ret
Colonel Helgeson was named President of Valley Forge Military Academy and College in March of 2020 after previously serving as Chief Operating Officer, Superintendent and Commandant of Cadets… Read Full Bio
Dean, Valley Forge Military Academy
Lauren Wochok is responsible for leading Academy staff as they guide Cadets toward successful futures.
Prior to this appointment, she was assistant dean at the Academy… Read Full Bio
I served in the British Army for 37 years, culminating in the last 13 years serving in London as the Garrison Sergeant Major London District. In that… Read Full Bio
Our Commitment is to Building Our Young Leaders of Tomorrow.
We are an international institute focused on developing personal strength in every cadet, opening the door for academic achievement now and in the future.