Fishburne Military School

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Basic Information

Address: 225 South Wayne Avenue
Phone Number: 5409467700
President: Mark E. Black CAPTAIN US Navy (Ret), Superintendent
Principal: Dr. Chip Hill, Headmaster
Admissions Director: Ms. Suzanne Ryan

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Additional Information

School Type: Boarding, 5-day Boarding, and Day
Founded: 1879
School Setting:

Waynesboro, VA is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,006.

The city is surrounded by Augusta County and is named for General Anthony Wayne. Waynesboro is located in the Shenandoah Valley, near many important historical markers of the Civil War and Shenandoah National Park. A portion of Interstate 64 falls within the city limits of Waynesboro, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and the Appalachian Trail are less than 5 miles (8.0 km) away. Norfolk Southern Railway trackage runs through the east side of the city. The South River, a tributary of the Shenandoah River, flows through the city.

The city is the adopted home of artist P. Buckley Moss and of the former P. Buckley Moss Museum, which attracted 45,000 visitors annually. A large former DuPont plant (now Invista a tone point owned by Koch Industries) and the associated Benger Laboratory where spandex was invented (under the brand name Lycra), as well as a large textile mill called Wayn-Tex (now owned by Mohawk Industries), were significant employers for residents through much of the 20th century. A General Electric site on the northeast side, which made relays and later computer printers, was also a substantial employer. Waynesboro was home to the corporate headquarters of nTelos (a regional wireless and telecommunications company serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio) before that company's merger with Shentel. Tourism, industrial production, and retail remain vital to the Waynesboro economy. The Generals of the Valley Baseball League play there.

Waynesboro is a principal city of the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Augusta County and the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.

School Size: Max. 175 students (150 boarding, 25 day)
Classroom Size: 8-12 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1

$32,900 (Boarding)

Financial Aid:



College Prep

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
School Clubs:

13 Varsity Sports (including 11-man Football)
Boy Scouts
Key Club
Academic Bowl
Leadership Bowl
Drill Teams
Color Guard
Hockey Club

Notable Graduates:

Hon. Gerald Baliles, Class of 1959
65th Governor of Virginia

Eugene Payne, Class of 1938
Pulitzer Prize Winner

Vince McMahon, Class of 1964
Founder and CEO, WWE and XFL

Michael Kennedy, Class of 1962

John Noonan, Class 1999
National Security Analyst, Writer

Uniform Guidelines:

Military Uniform

Admissions Requirements:

Candidates for the Corps of Cadets must be of good personal character, willing to follow direction, interested in pursuing personal excellence.

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Fishburne Military School to provide each cadet with a sound academic foundation, a healthy mental and physical environment, and leadership training for a better understanding of the obligations of honor, citizenship and self-discipline.

School History:

Founded in 1879, Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built on the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS has been designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation that is accredited by US Army Cadet Command.