An Outstanding Opportunity

Opportunity for Excellence

Most young men come to Fork Union Military Academy in search of a place where they can perform up to their full potential - a place where they can excel in both the classroom and the athletic field. These students find what young men have been seeking here since 1898: a challenging educational experience in a safe, structured environment where distractions are few and where every aspect of student life encourages academic achievement and personal growth.

Opportunity for Transformation

A young man can undergo a profound transformation during his time as a FUMA cadet. He will achieve to his full potential academically and athletically. He will respect others as well as himself. He will discover just how much he can accomplish when he is focused and works hard. The pride and confidence he displays will be earned fair and square.

Opportunity for Success

The 19th-century author of Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray, said it best:

"Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them."

At Fork Union Military Academy, a cadet will develop the hard-earned habits of success. He will learn to apply himself, to focus his efforts, to pay attention to detail, and to do all the work necessary for academic and personal achievement. He will know how to set goals and accomplish them.