There’s a reason students from around world come here

International Students Feel More at Home Here at Fishburne - A Private Military School

No matter where you’re from, Fishburne can bring out what’s great in you. That’s why Fishburne has a rich history of attracting students from every corner of the globe. They’re inspired by the structured, safe environment we’ve built here. They also benefit from the individual attention our small classes offer. And perhaps most importantly, they appreciate how thoroughly everyone at Fishburne understands the challenges they face and how hard—and patiently—they work to make every student’s Fishburne experience meaningful and rewarding.

    English both in and outside the classroom to satisfy TOEFL/IELTS university requirements.
    An American secondary school diploma recognized and respected by university admissions counselors.
    Fishburne offers students the opportunity to earn college credit. Students enrolled in a dual enrollment course receive both high school credit and up to six semester credit hours of college credit for each course.
    We offer young men from across the world a structured, safe environment that strongly encourages honor, integrity, and respect for everyone. Fishburne features small classes where students from all cultures, exchange ideas and benefit from Fishburne’s focus on academics. Fishburne instructors understand the challenges international students face with university admissions and provide patient help to students.
    No sitting on the sidelines. Cadets can play whatever sport desired.

    Junior year preparation

    College representatives and college night programs

    Close collaboration during a cadet’s senior year

    College Counseling

    Academy Service Planning

    Trade College Planning

    Preparing Cadets for SAT and ACT Testing


    Smaller classes allow cadets to have the opportunity to actually do the work rather than just learn about it.

    More feedback from instructors results in a better, more effective learning experience.

    There is more incentive to pay attention and become involved in a small class, because it is obvious when they don’t.

Opportunities and Assistance Programs for International Students

Classes that prepare cadets for university admission

We help each cadet (and their family) gain a clear understanding of his abilities and interests. Equipped with information on educational opportunities and this self-knowledge, we assist each cadet in finding those schools that make strong matches for his talents. Careful attention is paid to making wise decisions and meeting deadlines.

English language immersion

Fishburne offers English language immersion both in and outside the classroom which will satisfy TOEFL/IELTS university requirements.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a test that evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be assessed during the test.

Sports opportunities for all cadets

Our young men have 13 sports from which to choose… and while winning is important, we’re just as focused on emphasizing confidence, pride, playing smart, working together and, of course, having some fun out there.

All in on whatever future fits your son

Fishburne does an amazing job of preparing our cadets for college. (That’s why we have a 100% college acceptance rate.) But not every cadet wants to be college bound—so we’re ready to get your son wherever he sees himself thriving. If it’s Military Academy, our JROTC program is the best way to get a leg up. If it’s trade school, we know the best path to get there too. Like we say, we see what’s great in your son, then we help the world see it too.

Documents needed

  • Online Application
  • Current School Records (scan and email)
  • Picture Page of Student’s passport (scan and email)
  • TOEFL 50 minimum or IELTS if available (scan and email)
  • An interview with the student and family on Skype or nearly any VOIP protocol
  • Chinese Translation
  • Chinese Course Catalog

Easier than ever application.

Faster than ever feedback.


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Sometimes the hardest part of applying is the waiting. And waiting. But not a Fishburne. We’ve made our application process fast, friendly and easy — plus we promise to get back to you in just five days. So don’t wait…your future is closer than you think. Submit an admission inquiry form.


How can we help?

Mike Payne
Director of Admissions

(540) 946-7700 x107

Cell (540) 256-1868