Just a short distance southeast of Charlottesville is the historic boys military school known as Fork Union Military Academy
. Founded in 1898, Fork Union Military Academy became a military school
in about 1903, using the best aspects of the military system to teach its cadets’ responsibility, leadership, discipline, and pride by providing an atmosphere in which spiritual, mental, and physical growth can flourish. The mission of Fork Union Military Academy is to provide young men a college preparatory education in a residential, Christian environment.
Students in grades 6-8 attend the Academy’s Middle School
. The Upper School (grades 9-12 and postgraduate)
features the unique One Subject Plan
of study, concentrating on a single major subject each seven-week grading period. The postgraduate program
offers high school graduates an opportunity to develop their study skills, improve their test scores, and better prepare for college, while taking dual-credit courses for college credit.
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