About Valley Forge Military Academy and College

Come Experience Valley Forge Tradition

For nearly a century, thousands of young men and women have forged the brightest futures at Valley Forge. We are proud of that legacy, and we hope you will be a part of it.

Take the time to read about Valley Forge Military Academy and Colleges prestigious GSM.

“Garrison Sgt. Major (retired) Bill Mott knows about attention to detail, whether it’s overseeing the parade route of a Royal Wedding, or keeping things running smoothly at Valley Forge Military Academy.”

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Join our Academy for our in person open house on Saturday, August 7th at 10:00 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

To register for the event follow the link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valley-forge-military-academy-in-person-open-house-for-prospective-families-tickets-163901191877?aff=erelexpmlt
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On July 16th, 70 years ago, J.D Salinger's book "The Catcher in the Rye" was published by Little, Brown and Co.

Did you know that Salinger was a Cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy?

During his time at the Academy, he displayed a much greater interest in acting than in writing. However, during his senior year, he served as the literary editor of the yearbook, Crossed Sabres '36. Which led him with the intention to write for the New Yorker Magazine.

In his, book, he used VFMA as a model for Pencey Prep, Holden Caulfield's alma mater in "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger served in the US Army during WWII and was alleged to have carried chapters of the "Catcher in the Rye" with him when he laded on D-Day.

#couragehonorconquer #alumni #history
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Former Alumni and Captain of the Valley Forge Military Academy Defensive Football Team, Chris Doleman '81 TAPS is the man whose advice put Alumni '02 Larry Fitzgerald on the path to the NFL.

Larry Fitzgerald has played 17 seasons in the NFL and given back to communities domestically and internationally. We are proud of the path that Cadet Fitzgerald has forged. During his time at Valley Forge Military Academy, Cadet Fitzgerald had 35 catches for 420 yards and seven touchdowns in six games. We knew he was destined for the NFL.

Current Athletic Director, Michael Muscella, and former Assistant Football Coach noted  "I saw him and I said, 'This is what guys who play on Sundays look like,' Muscella said. "His uniform, his physique, you could just tell that he was different."

"Fitzgerald told McManaman in an interview, “I can’t tell you how thankful I am for my Valley Forge Military Academy experience. … There’s no way I’d be here if I hadn’t gone there.”
"And, if it hadn’t been for Chris Doleman, he might not have gone there at all."

We are glad he did. #Couragehonorconquer #Alumni #NFL

Pictured in the middle: Cadet Larry Fitzgerald.
Follow the link below for more info on Larry Fitzgerald's time at VFMA
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Today’s #throwbackthursday is @hjarguello alumni ‘95 former E-battery Company Commander. This photo was taken after graduation and all he could think approaching the stairs of graduation was “don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip.”
#couragehonorconquer #alumnichallenge #throwbackthursday
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Share your #throwbackthursday with us, alumni!

#ThrowbackThursday #alumnichallenge #thenandnowchallenge

Send your submissions via email to gjones@vfmac.edu.
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This week's #ForgeFactFriday is posted, good luck!

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Congrats, to last weeks #ForgeFridayGiveaway Winners. We expect your prizes to arrive sometime next week!

This week's #ForgeFactFriday is a lot harder, so we wish you lots of luck! We will choose one random correct winner from Facebook and one from Instagram. Winners will be selected next Tuesday.

Good Luck!

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About Valley Forge Military Academy and College

Valley Forge Military Academy and College is a leadership institution focused on developing the whole person. The Academy is a college preparatory school for boys, offering middle school and high school. The College is a two-year institution for men and women and has been designated the Military College of Pennsylvania.™

Our mission is to develop individuals to be fully prepared for the responsibilities and challenges of being citizen leaders. We produce graduates who are strong in mind, body and soul.

Our vision is to be a shining beacon, calling young people from around the world to achieve their full intellectual, physical, moral and leadership potential.

Our philosophy is to develop the whole person within an integrated academic and military environment. Our tightly structured and supervised cadet-led community helps to inculcate a deep, enduring commitment to responsible and informed citizenship in a democratic society.

The Five Cornerstones

Since our founding in 1928, we have used the Five Cornerstones as an approach to developing the whole person. These cornerstones have stood the test of time and remain central to our institution today.

Academic Excellence

It is the goal of our faculty to provide cadets the best possible education, equipping them with the critical thinking skills that will enable them to navigate the complexities of life. Many of our students graduate from VFMAC and use their knowledge to enroll in the most competitive universities–the most challenging, yet promising academic environments.

Character Development

Our education philosophy is grounded in developing cadets of the highest moral character, excelling in integrity, honesty and service.

Personal Motivation

We inspire excellence in our cadets through teamwork, organizational pride, and setting and achieving personal goals.

Physical Development

Through physical education and athletic competition, each cadet learns the habits and attitudes necessary for lifelong physical wellness.

Leadership

Cadets learn to become leaders by gaining a sense of individual responsibility and confidence in their own abilities as future citizen leaders.

Take the First Step

Contact us now to learn more about the opportunities that await at Valley Forge.

Facts About Valley Forge Military Academy

  • Valley Forge Military Academy is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12 founded with the purpose of developing boys into young men of character, integrity and discipline.
  • The Academy offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
  • Ninety five percent of Academy graduates enter college after graduation.
  • Awards more than $4 million in scholarships and financial aid, each year.

Facts About Valley Forge Military College

  • Valley Forge Military College is a co-educational, accredited two-year private college.
  • Young men and women come to the College to reach their fullest academic potential, enrolling in programs which lead to AA, AS or ABA degrees. Many go on to the top universities in our country after graduating from VFMC.
  • Our dedicated scholar-practitioners are experts in their fields and focused on teaching as their first priority.
  • One of only four Army ROTC Early Commissioning Programs (ECP) in the U.S., and the only in the North East.
  • Designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2 Year Education by the NSA/DHS.
  • In 2006, the College proudly opened its doors to women for the first time. We believe in the equal power of women and strive to create an environment in which both women and men can thrive.
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