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.

On Saturday, most of our Plebes were recognized as Cadets in the 94th Corps of Cadets. These two months of hard work have paid off!

Families (especially little siblings) were happy to be reunited with their Cadets.

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We celebrated the groundbreaking of a new athletic complex this week.

The complex includes a new synthetic turf field and accompanying track and field resources.

“This is only the first step of our strategic plan and vision,” Colonel Helgeson said. “We are grateful for the partnership with Eastern University and are thrilled that we will be able to offer first-class facilities to our cadet-athletes.

“Once this project is completed, we will immediately look to begin phase two of our sports complex upgrades, which will provide VFMAC and the surrounding community with much-needed sports and recreational fields and facilities.”

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Mr Zane Hadzick, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist is speaking this morning to Mr Smallwood's Leadership Class.

He spoke about real world leadership experiences and how to lead yourself to better lead others.

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Mason Beausoleil '21C is attending the University of Mississippi after graduating from VFMC last year. At a recent record setting game he was a part of the excitement as a Cannon Crew member for Army ROTC. Mason is continuing his Criminal Justice studies at UM.

Hotty Toddy and Go Rebs!

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The Chinese Club and part of their VFMAC Family.

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It is a beautiful day for the Radnor Fall Fest. The talent of our Regimental Band is making it even better.

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It's Friday afternoon and the Corps of Cadets is on the Parade Field. They are practicing for our upcoming Founders Day Parade. ...

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VFMA was honored to participate in this weekends Delaware County Veterans Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony.

Photo Credit: Captain Chris Onesti
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Our Regimental Commander, Cadet First Captain Coley Bagwell was presented with General Gustave Perna's sabre.

General Perna, a VFMC Alumnus, is the highest ranking officer ever commissioned by the Early Commissioning Program at any school.

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A Moment of Silence and a lesson this morning.

Photo: Cadet Connor Staroweski

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In respectful memory of Durrell Pearsall‚ VF ‘86 who was killed in the line of duty on 11 Sept 2001, responding to the World Trade Center attacks.

A member of New York Fire Department’s Rescue 4 (Engine 292), Pearsall was 34 years old when he died.

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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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