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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.

FMS Flys Flag in Honor of Alumnus, Honors Instructor

- The flags Fishburne Military School bore additional significance on Monday. The flag above the FMS front parapet was originally presented at the funeral of Mr. William Case Parker, FMS Class of 1938, who passed away July 1st.

Tiemann ’70 Publishes Leadership Guide

- A new book, “Developing World Class Leaders: The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development” by Rick Tiemann, Fishburne Military School Class of 1970, is sure to become a required part ofRick Tiemann, Fishburne Military School 1970, and book Developing World Class Leaders every Caisson’s Leadership Library.

Fishburne Military School Alumnus Demonstrating Leadership for Life in Oklahoma

- John Rorke, Fishburne Military School Class of 2001, received a standing ovation on Monday as the Oklahoma House of Representatives honored him as their Veteran of the Week.

Fishburne Military School Mourns Passing of Giant in School History

- Joseph Byron Yount III, 76, former Waynesboro mayor and longtime city attorney, well known for his half century of board leadership at Fishburne Military School and as a local historian, speaker, and writer, died Sunday October 2, 2016.

Shackleford: I learned to be a leader at Fishburne

- Keith Shackleford didn’t remember who spoke at his Fishburne Military School graduation in 1988, but he remembers practically everything else about that day.