Fork Union Military Academy

Fork Union Military Academy - FUMA - is a boys only boarding school set in 1500 acres in the small village of Fork Union in Central Virginia.

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  • Fork Union Military Academy is located within the small village of Fork Union in Central Virginia
  • 371 students including 10% international students, average class size is 10 students, 10:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 1500 acres (607 hectares) campus provides students with wide open spaces for orienteering and other outdoor activities
  • Fork Union is the only school to offer The One Subject Plan which is a unique and highly successful program which immerses the student completely in one subject at a time
  • University placements include Purdue University, US Military Academy - West Point among others.

What's special?

One subject plan (36 class days) | STEM | Dual-enrollment through William & Mary College

100% including: Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Purdue University, University of Virginia, USMA -Westpoint

Fast facts

Four seasons, moderate snow in winter
Boys only 371 (7-12) students
10% international students
10, Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
43 , 55% with advanced degrees
Richmond, VA (RIC)


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Advanced placement courses:

Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 5 Honors 10

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Marking System:

The 4.0 grading system is used for all standard academic courses. Honors and Advanced Placement courses use a 5.0 scale. Students meet with their academic advisors every two weeks or as necessary.

FUMA utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F-0-59.

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9-12 are as follows:
English - 4 units
Social Studies - 3 units (Western Civilization, US History, & US Government)
Mathematics - 3 units (Geometry & Algebra II)
Science - 3 units (Biology, Chemistry)
Foreign Language - 2 units (2 years of one language)
Health & Physical Education - 1 unit
Religion Studies - 0.5 units (required in grade 11 or 12)
Electives - 5 units

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Special Programs

The One subject Plan: (upper school only) A unique and hightly successful program that immerses students completely in each subject. Student take only one course at a time, focusing all of their attention on that one area for seven weeks before moving on to the next course. As a result, students gain a firm grasp of difficult subjects and retain more of what they have learned. This experience gives FUMA students a jump ahead and sets the stage for the demands of a university curriculum.

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 21

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: N/A


Fork Union Military Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools

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Band, Chorus, Drama, Visual Arts
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Orienteering
  • Shooting Sports
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Campus features

The 1,000 acre campus provides students with wide open spaces for orienteering, cross country, and other outdoor activities. The Academy boasts a wide variety of outstanding athletic facilities such as The Estes Athletic Complex, an 85,000 square foot athletic center with basketball courts, indoor track, racquetball courts, batting cage with pitching machine; Thomas Gymnasium, home of the Prep and Varsity basketball teams; Aquatic Center, home to the state champion swim team.

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Extracurricular activities

  • Band
  • Cadet newspaper
  • Chess team
  • Choir
  • Community service club
  • Cooking club
  • Debate team
  • Fishing club
  • National Honors Society
  • Scuba club
  • Table tennis club
  • Woodworking club
German, Spanish

Admissions Requirements



Not required



ETS 3588

Estimated Costs


$1,500 ESL 
$3,500 Uniforms 
$2,260 Health Insurance 
$500 Student Account 
$300 Laptop Fee

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