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Taking hold with Garnet and Gold

- From your Fishburne campus family in Waynesboro Virginia; we hope and pray that everyone is staying safe and that your families remain healthy as the COVID 19 storm passes.  This has meant slowly easing back into extracurricular activities for the cadets, which has been great!   In these uncertain times; families, friends and alumni can be […]

Alumni Weekend 2021

- 28 January 2021 MEMORANDUM FOR Fishburne Military School 225 South Wayne Avenue Waynesboro, Virginia 22980 Subj: LETTER TO ALUMNI REGARDING ALUMNI WEEKEND 2021 Dear Fishburne Family, I trust this letter finds you, your families and loved ones safe and well. While we value Fishburne’s rich traditions, we value the safety of our Fishburne community more. […]

Fishburne Military School Alumni Association

-   FMSAA had planned a social for 12/11/2020 and then their Alumni meeting for 12/12/2020.  Due to recent increase in Covid-19 cases, FMSAA has postponed these events.  Thank you and be safe.

Fishburne 150 Virtual Race

- Life is full of firsts.  First time in love, first time driving, first time… well, you fill in the blank. Let the end of 2020 be another first time for you – join us for the first-ever virtual 5K walk/jog.  Simply gather some family, neighbors, and friends and together – create some life long memories, do […]

There is still time to make your plans

- Dear Fishburne Family and Friends, It’s October 28, 2020, which means there is still time to get your plans in order for free using FreeWill! Many of our families and friends have used this online, will-writing tool to complete their estate plans in 20 minutes or less, and I wanted to reach out to ensure […]

Is this on your to-do list?

- Dear Fishburne Family and Friends Did you know that October 19th through 25th is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? This week was adopted by the National Association of Estate Planners back in 2008, and for the past 12 years has been used to educate people about the importance of having their estate plans in place. […]

“If we do not tell our story, others will for us, and it will not be correct.”

- “If we don’t tell our story, others will for us, and it won’t be correct.” Last week we hosted a special group of 15 Chamber of Commerce business leaders, none of whom had ever visited Fishburne.  They were asked to describe in 1 word, their view of Fishburne PRIOR to the tour. Military, Troubled and Reform […]

Be honest: We are listening

- Dear Fishburne Family, Over 120 alumni have taken the survey so far! Thank you! The brand team reports that the alumni comments have been honest, thoughtful and a helpful window into your experience with Fishburne. We know more of you have something to say, and there is still time to add your voice. Please consider […]

Blessing of the Colors 2020

- You are cordially invited to join us online at for the  Blessing of the Colors Ceremony Fishburne Military School Hitt-Millar Field House 4:00 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Scam Alert

- Hello FMS family, Unfortunately during these difficult times, Scammers are not taking any time off. We were notified yesterday that an alumni received a fundraising call from a restricted number – someone named James, claiming to be from “Fishburne High.” While the continued faithful support of our Fishburne family enables us to continue touching the […]

Mid August Update

- Dear Fishburne family and friends, Seeing and hearing the first group of cadets back on campus is a vivid reminder of how very fortunate we are to be part of the Fishburne model of education.   As August continues, two important events are taking place: back-to-school and National Make-a-Will Month. Our faculty and staff are doing […]

National Make a Will Month

- Hello Fishburne Family and Friends, Did you know that August is “National Make a Will” month? In an attempt to help the nearly 70% of adults who do not have a will, Fishburne Military School has partnered with the award winning company called FreeWill. A will can protect and preserve our families while touching lives […]

Caissons Need Our Help

- Friends, For at least 33 current Fishburne Military School cadets, dramatic changes in family income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have put their cadetships at risk. These young men have worked tirelessly at Fishburne to better themselves and their lives . . . now, through no fault of their own, they are faced with the […]

A new resource for you, from Fishburne Military School

-   Dear Fishburne Family and Friends, We hope this finds you and yours safe and well. I am writing to share an exciting brand new resource for you, your loved ones, and anyone else you know, compliments of Fishburne Military School’s new partnership with FreeWill. As you know, the John T. Hardy Legacy Club has […]


-                                       CHANGE OF MAILING ADDRESS   As of April 7, 2020, we have closed the PO Box 988. From this point forward, the only address we will use is: 225 S. Wayne Ave Waynesboro, VA  22980


-   DAY OF GIVING UPDATE   Hello Fishburne Family! We hope you and yours are safe and healthy. With a collection of pledges, call sheets and verbal commitments still making their way to us, here are the results of our first ever Day of Giving as of today: 800+ alumni were contacted $30,000+ was raised […]

Message from the F-HEF Chairman

- Since Fishburne Military School was founded in 1879, challenges have faced the school from World Wars, economic crises and societal changes that created struggles to fill the barracks. Through it all, for 141 years, the school has survived and endured.

FMS Welcomes New Alumni Office Assistant

- Fishburne Military School is pleased to announce the addition of our newest Alumni Office staff member, Mrs. Amy Wells – fms! Amy is the Alumni Office Administrative Assistant and is excited to be a part of the Fishburne family and is looking forward to working with FMS alums.

FMSAA Hosts Homecoming Cookout

- Last Friday was the FMS Homecoming football game and Parents weekend. Even though our Caissons came out on the short end of the score, they fought hard. Fun was had by all Alumni, Cadets, and Parents who attended ... A special thanks to the FMSAA Ladies Auxiliary for providing delicious deserts.