A Foundation for the Rest of Your Life.

There will be a day, at Valley Forge, when you forget how tough the early morning run is; on that day you will be thinking about something else – how great it is to be a part of something that is more than just a school – because you’ll be part of a family, one with the structure and discipline to teach you how to be better than you ever thought you could be; and to love the things that will bring you success in life.

Welcome to Valley Forge…

Academy Admissions

Pride In Achievement

Admission to Valley Forge Military Academy is competitive. Valley Forge Military Academy seeks to enroll young men of sound moral character who possess strong scholastic, mental and physical qualities. This is what it takes to succeed in a rigorous college preparatory environment and become a VFMA cadet. In particular, we look for those who are motivated to achieve their full potential and go on to succeed at top U.S. colleges and universities.

Request more information by clicking the “Contact Us” button below.

Click here to view the 2018-19 Academy Viewbook!

Follow these steps to apply:

1. Campus Visit and Tour

All prospective cadets/candidates should schedule an applicant visit and tour of the campus. Applicant visits are held on an appointment basis Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When necessary, an applicant’s visit may be scheduled on Saturday by appointment. Because VFMA is best understood when classes are in session, we encourage families to visit during a weekday. While daily visits are encouraged, large campus visitations are available for those wanting learn more about the opportunities at VFMA.

2. Application

Complete the application entirely and submit to VFMA with application fee. Click here to access the online application, or a mailed copy may be requested by calling 610-989-1303. Once the completed application and fee have been received, the candidate’s file becomes active. VFMA will send a request for transcripts and evaluation forms to candidate’s present school. Please note: an acceptance decision cannot be rendered until VFMA is in receipt of this information.

Application Deadlines: 

We are currently accepting applications for January and September. Submit your application today.

Formal Decision: Candidate and family will be informed periodically of the status of his file. Once complete, it will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. Written notification of the decision will be mailed.

Wait List: When enrollment reaches capacity, pending applicants will be placed on a wait list and kept informed.

Acceptance: Upon notification of acceptance, family will submit a $500 validation fee to be credited toward tuition.

3. Testing

All VFMA applicants must submit their most recent standardized test scores administered by their school or state. Applicants can submit SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) or ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Exam) results.

The following information is provided to assist you with the application process:

SAT / ACT Codes for Prospective Academy Students:

SAT code: 007894

ACT code: 395-100

 

4. Post-Acceptance Medical Requirements

Physical Examination: All students are required to have a recent (within the last six months) physical examination completed by a physician and submitted to the VFMA Health Center prior to arrival at VFMA. The physical examination may be arranged with the Health Center. All immunizations must be updated and records submitted with the physical exam.

Medications: If the candidate is on medication, the prescribing physician must supply written verification on letterhead stationary that describes the type, dosage and reason for all medications taken.

Counseling/Therapy: Any candidate who has ever been involved in or is presently under the care of any directed or voluntary counseling or therapy program must have a written clinical summary submitted by the psychologist or psychiatrist.

Boarding Options

Full Time Boarding

The vast majority of Valley Forge Military Academy cadets are full-time boarders, who hail from all over the country and the world. Boarding cadets are normally housed two per dormitory room, and are supervised in non-classroom hours by TAC Officers. Staff to cadet ratios at Valley Forge are excellent, and dedicated instructors take a personal interest in the success of Academy cadets.

Classes are held five days a week with athletics and other after-school activities held until 5:45 pm. Evening study hours extend from 7:30 to 9:30. Taps sounds at 10:00 pm.

On the weekends, cadets enjoy ample opportunities to take advantage of the Philadelphia area’s varied cultural and entertainment possibilities. In addition, those who stay at school may attend movies on Friday and Saturday nights. One Sunday a month a Chapel Service is held. This is central to cadet life at VFMA.

In addition to full-time boarders, local families can also choose the 5-day boarder option – with cadets free to return home after last duty on Friday evening.

Five Day Boarding

Local families can also choose the 5-day boarder option – with cadets free to return home after last duty on Friday evening, with the exception of Adventure Training Weekends. During Adventure Training Weekends, all boarding cadets must stay on campus for training activities.

Monday through Friday, 5-day boarding cadets follow the same schedule and have the same obligations as traditional boarding cadets. These cadets are also bound by the Guidon and other VFMAC regulations and are supervised by the Commandant’s Department.

Plebe Training
From a cadets reporting date until the Recognition Day Ceremony, first year students are known as Plebes. During this time, a 5-day boarding cadet will be a full-time boarder and will not be permitted to go home on weekends. Once Plebe System is over, the cadet may return home on weekends.

Weekdays
Per normal routine, 5-day boarder cadets will report to Valley Forge by 7:30 AM Monday morning to attend a unit formation and Morning Colors and will follow the regular tactical and class schedule, Monday through Friday.

Band and Athletes
Band cadets and athletes are eligible for the VF5D program; however, they will meet all musical and athletic obligations, e.g., weekend practices, concerts, or games. Failure to meet musical and athletic obligations will result in dismissal from the appropriate program.

Transportation and Automobile Privileges
5-day boarder cadets are responsible for arranging transportation, so as to be at their appointed place of duty. 5-day boarding cadets possessing a driver’s license are prohibited from using their vehicles during the week. They may drive a vehicle solely to depart for weekend leave and return to campus. Parental permission must be provided to a TAC Officer.

Day School

Our Day School is a chance for parents to witness it every night.

Designed for young men in grades 6-12, the Valley Forge Military Academy Day Program offers day school cadets the same opportunities that our boarding cadets have – exceptional academics, dedicated faculty interaction, interscholastic sports, extracurricular activities, and camaraderie. The Day Program is a great way to experience the academic structure and discipline in the classroom, and develop the leadership skills needed to be successful in life – all the things that make Valley Forge Military Academy so special, but without residing on campus.

To the fullest extent possible, the experiences of Day School cadets mirrors those of Valley Forge Military Academy’s boarding cadets – with a curriculum that focuses on developing the whole person and stresses Valley Forge’s Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Physical Development, Personal Motivation and Leadership.

As after-school experiences are essential to the cadet experience, our day cadets are encouraged to participate in the same activities as their peers, including interscholastic and intramural sports, clubs, physical training, band, and choir.

Upcoming Academy Admissions Events

Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Visit Valley Forge Military Academy! We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Open House events for prospective families! VFMA is an independent, private, college[...]
Valley Forge Military Academy
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Visit Valley Forge Military Academy! We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Open House events for prospective families! VFMA is an independent, private, college[...]
Valley Forge Military Academy
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Visit Valley Forge Military Academy! We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Classroom Visitation Days! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school[...]
Valley Forge Military Academy
Nov
10
Sat
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy | Wayne | Pennsylvania | United States

Visit Valley Forge Military Academy!

We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Open House events for prospective families! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. We have a long tradition of instilling values and building self-confidence to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. The Academy offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success. Whether your ambitions are rooted in our rich military traditions or shaped by your scholarly endeavors, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how Valley Forge Military Academy can help you achieve.

For questions, please contact:
Derek Frazier
Associate Director of Admissions
DFrazier@vfmac.edu
610-989-1303

Dec
8
Sat
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy | Wayne | Pennsylvania | United States

Visit Valley Forge Military Academy!

We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Open House events for prospective families! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. We have a long tradition of instilling values and building self-confidence to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. The Academy offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success. Whether your ambitions are rooted in our rich military traditions or shaped by your scholarly endeavors, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how Valley Forge Military Academy can help you achieve.

For questions, please contact:
Derek Frazier
Associate Director of Admissions
DFrazier@vfmac.edu
610-989-1303

Jan
16
Wed
College & Academy Mid-Year Cadets/Students Welcome Day @ Eisenhower Hall
Jan 16 all-day
Feb
18
Mon
VFMA Classroom Visitation Day @ Valley Forge Military Academy
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
VFMA Classroom Visitation Day @ Valley Forge Military Academy | Wayne | Pennsylvania | United States

Visit Valley Forge Military Academy!

We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Classroom Visitation Days! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. We have a long tradition of instilling values and building self-confidence to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. The Academy offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success. Whether your ambitions are rooted in our rich military traditions or shaped by your scholarly endeavors, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how Valley Forge Military Academy can help you achieve.

During the event the classroom doors will be opened for you and your family to explore the school house and see all that VFMA can academically offer to your son. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Commandant’s department, Athletics, Music, D Troop and Student Activities!

For questions, please contact:

Derek Frazier
Associate Director of Academy Admissions
DFrazier@vfmac.edu
610.989.1303

Apr
6
Sat
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy | Wayne | Pennsylvania | United States

Visit Valley Forge Military Academy!

We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100 acre campus by attending one of our upcoming Open House events for prospective families! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. We have a long tradition of instilling values and building self-confidence to prepare tomorrow’s leaders. The Academy offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success. Whether your ambitions are rooted in our rich military traditions or shaped by your scholarly endeavors, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how Valley Forge Military Academy can help you achieve.

For questions, please contact:
Derek Frazier
Associate Director of Admissions
DFrazier@vfmac.edu
610-989-1303

Meet the Academy Admissions Team

Requirements

Applications are welcomed from young men in mainstreamed classes who have demonstrated good citizenship and who are motivated to become cadets.

Applicants should be physically fit and free from any factors that could limit their full participation in cadet life. All applications are screened by Admissions upon receipt in order to ensure that they are competitive. All applications will also be screened by the medical and counseling staff because some conditions cannot be supported at Valley Forge.

The submission of a completed Valley Forge application form with payment of the non-refundable $100 application fee is required to be classified as an applicant. Upon receipt of an application, Valley Forge will request transcripts and teacher evaluations from the applicant’s school. Detailed information on medical conditions and treatments must be provided by the appropriate physician. A decision cannot be rendered until the applicant file is complete.

Academy Admissions Team in Your Area

Lawrence D’Andrea, Dean of Enrollment, will be representing VFMA at the following events.  For more information, please contact Lawrence directly at ldandrea@vfmac.edu

October 18, 2018
2018 High School Fair
Gesu School
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 pm

1700 W. Thompson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
www.gesuschool.org
215-763-3660

Accommodations

There are a number of hotels in the area conveniently located near Valley Forge Military Academy. All hotels/motels listed are within driving distance of the school.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing how Valley Forge Military Academy can help your son achieve!

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™.

Lawrence M. D’Andrea, MBA
Dean of Enrollment

Name: Lawrence M. D’Andrea

Title: Dean of Enrollment, Valley Forge Military Academy

Contact Information

Email: ldandrea@vfmac.edu

Phone Number:  610-989-1430

Education:

Started at VFMAC: 2016

Favorite thing about Valley Forge Military Academy? Assisting young boys to becoming successful young men.

Derek Frazier ’10
Director of Admissions

Director of Academy Admissions
Class of 2010

610-989-1303

Email

Anna Brennan
Associate Director of Admissions

Name: Anna Brennan

Title: Associate Director of Admissions, Valley Forge Military Academy

Contact Information

Email: abrennan@vfmac.edu

Phone Number:  610-989-1561

Education:  Albright College, Psychology

Started at VFMAC: 2018

Favorite thing about Valley Forge Military Academy? I have really enjoyed learning about the history of Valley Forge Military Academy & College. In addition, everyone has been so welcoming to me and the cadets coming from Carson Long Military Academy.

Lauren Montgomery
International Admissions Counselor

Name: Lauren Montgomery

Title: International Admissions Counselor

Contact Information

Email: lmontgomery@vfmac.edu

Phone Number:  610-989-1399

Education:

Started at VFMAC: 2018

Favorite thing about Valley Forge Military Academy: One of my favorite things about VFMA is the long standing traditions of the school.

Thanks!