The Fishburne-Hudgins Educational Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit educational foundation organized and incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia to advance education of young men through the operation of Fishburne Military School.

The school, founded in 1879 by Professor James Abbott Fishburne in Waynesboro, Virginia, is the oldest and smallest military school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Continuously holding the United States Army JROTC Honor Unit rating since 1929, Fishburne is the first school in Virginia accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Board of Trustees is a self-perpetuating organization consisting of up to thirty men and women dedicated to the “whole man” concept and to carrying out the school’s mission.

“The mission of Fishburne Military School is to provide each cadet with a healthy physical and mental environment, a sound academic foundation along with leadership training – for a better understanding about the obligations of honor, citizenship and self-discipline.”

Established in 1951, the Foundation is the guardian of over 130 years of the history, spirit and honor of Fishburne and her cadets, faculty, staff and friends, past and present. The Foundation is responsible for the enhancement and expansion of the Fishburne Experience an experience that becomes more important and more valuable to young men and our nation each day.

The Fishburne Experience … Leadership for Life