A More Solid Foundation for a Better Future.

At Valley Forge Military Academy, boys are challenged — in and out of the classroom — through an academic program designed to teach the values that lead to success.

Academy Academics

When cadets graduate from Valley Forge Military Academy, they are poised for success.

Valley Forge Military Academy is an all-male college preparatory school with approximately 200 cadets in grades 7-12. Students benefit from small class sizes, one-on-one interaction with their teachers, and a strong academic program. The education is comprehensive– encompassing a challenging curriculum, leadership opportunities, character development, athletic competition, physical fitness, extracurricular activities and social interaction with a diverse group of peers.

Students at Valley Forge Military Academy are immersed in a unique experience centered on academic excellence, personal motivation, character development, and team building that helps them reach their academic and personal goals. As a result of the leadership education training and STEAM curriculum they receive, Academy cadets grow to become confident leaders who can navigate practical challenges, apply critical thinking processes, and embody classic values such as ethics, character, and honor.

Faculty members take an active interest in every student.

A challenging curriculum, dedicated faculty, small classes and individual attention provide cadets an intense individualized learning experience. Academy teachers do more than teach, they are selected not just for their professional credentials but for their tireless dedication. Of our 20 faculty members, more than 80 percent hold advanced degrees. Faculty members take an active interest in every student’s life. They supervise and assist students in their mandatory evening study periods and work overtime as athletic coaches and advisers of extracurricular activities. In short, they care.

Our Approach

Because we realize all cadets learn differently, we offer a three-tiered approach to academic rigor, setting each cadet up for success. We offer Advanced Placement, Honors and College Prep level coursework, and an intensive English Language Institute. We broaden horizons with field trips and opportunities for independent study. Qualified Academy cadets attend college classes at Valley Forge Military College and Cabrini University.
The 2018-2019 Course Catalog can be downloaded here. (PDF)

Class Schedule

Classes are held five days a week, each school day is divided into six academic periods and 2nd Mess (lunch period).  An academic support period is also available every day at club meeting time. In the evenings, Sunday to Thursday, there is a mandatory two-hour evening study hall from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. One Academy faculty/administration member is available during evening study hall, either in the library or the barracks.

Campus Technology

Technology assists in our educational process. A wireless network connects all classrooms, laboratories, library and dormitory rooms on campus. Cadet Net is the institutional local area network. This network provides access to the library and the Internet, and includes helpful campus information and technical support. All cadets are required to have a laptop computer. All of the classrooms are equipped with interactive projectors or Smartboard, Apple TV, and an instructional iPad. All courses are managed through PowerSchool, a web-based system accessible by students and parents.

VFMA Offers Our Students Academic Support

Cadet Peer Tutoring

Cadet Peer tutoring at Valley Forge Military Academy is available through teacher or self-referral.  It encourages academic and social growth in both the tutor and the student being tutored. The student who is being tutored is provided with assistance and academic support in an area that he is finding difficult, in an attempt to strengthen his understanding of the topic. The tutor also benefits from the situation because while he might have a strong background in the content, the best way to truly understand a concept is through teaching. It is our hope that both cadets involved see tutoring as a beneficial and rewarding experience. The tutor may also receive privileges and awards based upon tutoring contact hours. The Cadet Peer Tutor will also have the opportunity to include tutoring as part of his college resume for community service.

Academic Support Period

There are Academic Support Periods scheduled during every school day to offer an additional opportunity for Cadets to work closely with their teachers.  Cadets are able to get further insight on lessons and/or catch up on assignments if necessary.  ASP is available to all Cadets but is made mandatory if the Cadet is not performing up to standard in a particular class.

Cadet Peer tutoring at Valley Forge Military Academy is available through teacher or self-referral.  It encourages academic and social growth in both the tutor and the student being tutored. The student who is being tutored is provided with assistance and academic support in an area that he is finding difficult, in an attempt to strengthen his understanding of the topic. The tutor also benefits from the situation because while he might have a strong background in the content, the best way to truly understand a concept is through teaching. It is our hope that both cadets involved see tutoring as a beneficial and rewarding experience. The tutor may also receive privileges and awards based upon tutoring contact hours. The Cadet Peer Tutor will also have the opportunity to include tutoring as part of his college resume for community service.

Delaware County Intermediate Unit

The DCIU provides a Reading and Math Specialists to work closely with Cadets who demonstrate a need for additional support.  The Reading Specialist gives an initial assessment to identify areas of need and if necessary provides one on one or small group support in providing reading and comprehension skills.  The Math Specialist also works one on one or in small groups to improve Math skills from Pre-Algebra to Geometry.

Club Z Tutoring

Club Z is a professional tutoring provider that serves many of our Cadets in various academic subjects, study skills and organization, and SAT/ACT prep.  Parents are encouraged to contact the Area Director of Club Z to discuss the Cadets academic needs and complete financial arrangements.  The Area Director then meets with the Cadet individually to introduce them to the program and provide details and tutoring schedule.  The schedule is also provided to the Guidance Department to ensure support and provide reminders for Cadets if necessary.  Club Z typically meets with cadets during evening study hall hours.

Contact: Tim Fluck tfluck@clubztutoring.com; 215-478-1323
www.clubztutoring.com/Wayne

Revolution Prep Tutoring

Revolution Prep provides SAT, ACT, PSAT Prep as well as Academic support for all grades K-12, including AP courses/exams and SAT subject tests. Revolution Prep employs only highly qualified, FULL-TIME tutors who receive weekly, professional development. Revolution’s convenient live, online educational platform is preferred by students and optimizes the learning experience through ease of scheduling and access to top-quality tutors anywhere, at any time. Programs include one-to-one private tutoring, semi-private tutoring and homework help.  Contact VFMA’s local dedicated Academic Advisor, Hope Goldberger, who will work with you and your student to determine the best program to help them reach their academic goals.

Contact: Hope Goldberger
267-776-4098
hope.goldberger@revolutionprep.com

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation from Valley Forge Military Academy and earn the diploma, cadets must earn a minimum of 22 academic credits and complete the following graduation requirements.

In addition, cadets are required to complete the Information Literacy Series through the Research Ready program for each year in residency.

One credit is given for each year-long course and one-half credit for a semester course.

Cadets must satisfactorily complete courses in:

  • English: 4.0 credits
  • Mathematics: 4.0 credits
  • Social Studies: 4.0 credits (One year each of Ancient World History, Modern World History, United States History, and an elective)
  • Science: 4.0 credits (One year each of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and an elective)
  • World Language: 2.0 credits (Two consecutive years of one language, three or more are recommended)
  • Health: 1.0 credits
  • Electives: 3.0 credits minimum

About VFMAC

Established in 1928, Valley Forge Military Academy & College is seen as an international leadership institution, comprised of a middle school, high school, and college. The College is also known and has been designated by the Governor and Legislature as the Military College of Pennsylvania™.

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