Philosophy

Valley Forge Academy in Qatar is born out of a partnership with Valley Forge Military Academy (Valley Forge) in Pennsylvania, United States.

The Valley Forge will provide guidance on education integrity and strategic direction, sharing experience and resources as necessary and appropriate. The Valley Forge has been in operation for nearly 100 years providing a rich tradition of educational excellence and personal development that has produced many alumni that have gained international prominence ranging from Presidents of countries and prominent professional athletes as well as many successful Qatari graduates.

The military tradition (around 4% of graduates enlist in the military) at the Valley Forge will be supplanted by a renewed focus on personal development in the institution’s founding cornerstones. Otherwise, Valley Forge Academy in Qatar will follow closely the curriculum, extracurricular activities, community engagement and traditions that have proven successful for nearly a century. Additionally, the robust connection between the two institutions will allow for exchanges of students, teachers and experiences from Qatar to the United States and vice versa.

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Developing the Whole Person

We believe that Academy students develop and grow continuously and that learning and growth take place obth inside and outside the classroom. Our holistic learning experience is designed aroung the five cornerstones of the Valley Forge Academy in Pennsylvania, USA. Graduates of Valley Forge Academy have a tradition of excellence, success and service that reflect on their education and the Academy experience.

The Five Cornerstones

Since the founding of Valley Forge Academy and College in Pennsylvania in 1928, it has built a long tradition of developing young men of character. The Academy philosophy is built on Five Cornerstones: Academic Excellence, Character Development, Personal Motivation, Physical Development, and Leadership.

The Valley Forge Academy in Qatar will operate under the principles of the five cornerstones that comprise the same philosophy as at Valley Forge.

Academic Excellence

IT IS THE GOAL OF OUR FACULTY TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE EDUCATION, EQUIPPING THEM WITH THE CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THAT WILL ENABLE THEM TO NAVIGATE THE COMPLEXITIES OF LIFE

Character Development

OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY IS GROUNDED IN DEVELOPING STUDENTS OF THE HIGHEST MORAL CHARACTER, EXCELLING IN INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND SERVICE.

Personal Motivation

WE INSPIRE EXCELLENCE IN OUR STUDENTS THROUGH TEAMWORK, ORGANIZATIONAL PRIDE, AND SETTING AND ACHIEVING PERSONAL GOALS.

Physical Development

THROUGH PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETIC COMPETITION, EACH STUDENT LEARNS THE HABITS AND ATTITUDES NECESSARY FOR LIFELONG PHYSICAL WELLNESS.

Leadership

STUDENTS LEARN TO BECOME LEADERS BY GAINING A SENSE OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONFIDENCE IN THEIR OWN ABILITIES AS FUTURE CITIZEN LEADERS.

Valley Forge Military Academy and College brings to Valley Forge Academy Qatar the best of its traditions and legacy.

Strong focus on developing the whole person through the 5 Cornerstones.

Excellent student support and dedicated faculty leading to a Dual Enrollment program.

96% of students go on to University or Vocational Colleges. 4% join the Military.

Alumni

The students of Valley Forge have always marked their presence wherever they go. They have been reaching heights of success since 1928.

Leaders then, Leaders now.

The five cornerstones have helped establish the rich tradition of the Valley Forge and College in the United States. Over the nearly 100 years of operation the school has educated an impressive list of graduates who have used these principles to reach the pinnacle of their respective fields.

Rafael Hernández Colón

fourth Governor, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Warren Rudman

New Hampshire Republican United States Senator

King Simeon II

Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946 and the Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005.

Prince Hermann Friedrich

Canadian Banker and Philanthropist

Laurentino Cortizo Choen

The President of Panama

Paul E. Galanti

Commander, United States Navy (Retired); veterans' advocate

H.R. McMaster

Former National Security Advisor; Lieutenant General, United States Army; historian and author.

H. Norman Schwarzkopf

General, United States Army (Retired), CENTCOM Commander.

Chris Doleman

Retired professional football player and Pro Football Hall of Famer

Larry Fitzgerald

Professional football player, NFL (Arizona Cardinals )

Jimmy Sturr

Musician: 14-time Grammy winner

J. D. Salinger

Author: The Catcher in the Rye

Gary Stills

Professional football player, NFL (Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens)

Julian Peterson

Professional football player, NFL (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions)

Steve Agee

Actor/comedian/writer: The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Kristian Bruun

Actor: Notable Canadian actor known for roles in Orphan Black, Carter, The Handmaid's Tale and Madea Takes Manhattan.