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.

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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.

Upcoming Academy Admissions Events

Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100-acre campus by attending our upcoming Open House on Saturday, June 2! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 6-12.[...]
Valley Forge Military Academy (Mellon Hall)
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy (Mellon Hall)
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
VFMA Open House @ Valley Forge Military Academy (Mellon Hall) | Wayne | Pennsylvania | United States

We invite you to learn more and visit VFMA’s sprawling 100-acre campus by attending our upcoming Open House on Saturday, June 2! VFMA is an independent, private, college preparatory school for boys in grades 6-12. 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:

Michelle Gatta, MEd.
Director of Academy Admissions
Head Women’s College Volleyball Coach


Maryam Ahmadi
Financial Aid Coordinator


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.


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!

Valley Forge Military Academy and College