Military Schools In Virginia

Is the behavior of your child causing chaos in your family life?

Have you seen your child display any of the self-destructive behaviors listed below?

  • Drug Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Abrupt Change in Personality
  • Adoption Issues
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Manipulative
  • Skips School
  • Lying – Stealing
  • You can’t make me, attitude
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Legal Problems
  • Family Conflict
  • Cutting – Self-Harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Fighting – Violence
  • Can’t Keep Friends
  • Grades Have Fallen
  • School Suspensions
  • Gang Involvement
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Runs Away
  • Depression
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Sexually Active
  • Blatant Disregard of Rules
  • Hanging With the Wrong Crowd
  • Attempted or Threats of Suicide
  • Bullying
  • Smoking
  • I hate you, attitude
  • Poor Emotional Control
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Never at Fault
  • Eating Disorder (Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Withdrawn From Family


If you are considering one of the Military Schools in Virginia for your son or daughter, you should seek out the experts at Parent Resources. There are many excellent options in Virginia, but the significant differences in cost, in programs, and in administrative structure are important matters for you to consider before committing to one.

There are many questions that you need to ask when you consider where to send your teenager for military school. For example, some academies in Virginia, such as Fishburne Military School, are all-male while some, such as Massanutten Military Academy, are co-ed. A Parent Resources adviser can help you determine which is more appropriate for your teen. Should a co-ed environment be your choice, a Parent Resources adviser can also explain to you how housing and school activities are managed in relation to different genders of students.

Another important factor to consider is cost. Most military academies maintain two tuition and fee structures, one for boarding students and another for day students who do not remain in the dorms overnight.  These tuition and fees can vary between the schools. Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, for example, publishes a boarding student yearly tuition of $29,900 and a uniform fee of $2200 on their web site. Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Virginia, meanwhile, publishes a tuition and fee total of $35,000, or nearly 10% more than Hargrave. Others, including Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia, and Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia, do not post their tuition to their web site at all. The experts at Parent Resources are knowledgeable about current tuition and fees and can help you successfully navigate through this financial morass.

The total amount that a year at the school will cost is only part of the equation, though. Most, though not all, of the military academies in Virginia make need-based scholarships available to their students. Many also offer merit-based assistance, with some of the scholarships in academics and others related to special topics. For example, Massanutten Military Academy offers scholarships for musicians who play in their band and bagpipes.  Most of the military schools also have tuition assistance loans available, but the various lenders who originate these loans have different terms as well as different requirements to qualify.

A Military School in Virginia can represent an excellent growth opportunity for a teenager on the cusp of launching into his or her adult life. There are many questions you need answered, though, while selecting the best choice for your son or daughter. The experts at Parent Resources can help you answer those questions and more. Call Parent Resources today.