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Visit Fishburne


The best part of working at this school is to watch the transformation that occurs. By the time they leave here, it’s like they were shot out of a cannon and all they crave is success and positive experiences. Back in my old high school, I had Cs, Ds and a couple B’s and A’s. GPA was a 2.8. I was in the same boat he was
in. My GPS little worse, though, it was around a 2.5. I was the class clown in middle school. When Miken first started here, he was
going into his freshman year and I had already pulled him out two times in middle school to homeschool him. He just really struggled in the public schools. Three words that describe us best would be: small, structured and supportive. We are a very small school by choice. Once a young man joins the corps of cadets here at Fishburne Military School, he becomes part of the family. Obviously our primary mission is to educate them well and prepare them for college. For the
last decade we’ve had a hundred percent college placement. I wanted to come here because I wanted to be a better person… I wanted to make a change. I watched Novak grow from being someone who would shy away into somebody that really took the reins. His whole attitude and his demeanor was
just, you know, really really really on
point. And I said “WOW”. National Honor Society was just a great award that I would never have imagined. Going from a 2.1 GPA and now having say 3.87…it was a big turn-around. So, that is one of the accomplishments that I’m very proud of. He cames to us and said, “I think I need a little bit more structure and I think I’d like to try Fishburne,” It was very hard for me to let
him go, but I had been coming up here and
visiting with the school and even though it’s an all boy school I
fell in love with it. When they said, “We want to go to Fishburne, we want to have less distractions to get
our grades up,” you have to support it I couldn’t be more confident in knowing
that he is where he needs to be. His demeanor, his drive for academia… We’re ecstatic with the outcome. Without Fishburne, my grades would be lower. I would not be pursuing the goals I am now. I have A’s and my GPA is 3.5 now. l’ll go to summer school get in
extra classes and bump it up even higher. I did five years and I would still
recommend it to this day. I just… …my heart has always been with this school… …what it did for me, I see the same
thing happening now with Chandler. I do cry going down the mountain when I leave… but it s happy tears because I know that he is doing so well and he’s improving his life. Without Fishburne, I wouldn’t have the same attitude. I wouldn’t be able to go to college. The best thing that Fishburne has done for me is, honestly, help me reach my full potential. Fishburne helped me with my dyslexia
because we have Help Class where the teacher gets one on one with you so even if you do have dyslexia or
problems in class a teacher can sit down with you and you
can learn on a one-on-one basis. Between Math, English, History and Science, Fishburne helped me develop a way of
studying with my dyslexia and overcoming it. Here at Fishburne, they’re making sure that not only do they pass and graduate, and succeed, but that they’re ready for the world out there. We have seen him grow beyond
what we ever expected of him. It’s definitely one of those things where, if I keep talking, I might cry… I often get asked by parents if we are the best school and why. I tell them the only people that can
determine whether or not we’re the right school for you and your son is you. The best way to learn if it is the right school for you and for your son, is to actually come visit. There is
something about the physical campus take a look at the classrooms, talk to
the kids, talk to staff, if parents are available, talk to parents. We’re pretty confident that after you go through that process, that the decision about whether or not this is the right place will be very very easy. I never expected to be Charlie Company Commander for all the seventh-, eight- and ninth-graders. I never expected to be Key Club Lieutenant Governor, or on Drill Team, or Swim Team commander. I never expected to be anything I am now. I would not have achieved all that I have had I not attended Fishburne Military School.


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