Virginia Episcopal is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for young men and women in grades 9 – 12. VES’ mission remains true to when the school was founded 100 years ago – to know students individually and help each grow toward full stature. Intentionally small, with 245 students from all over the country and the world, VES offers the right blend of programs and an engaging community that develops our student to be well-rounded scholars, athletes, arts enthusiasts and confident, globally aware leaders ready to thrive in the world. We invite you to learn more.
Every year, all VES students study a Shakespeare play. At the conclusion, VES’ English Department hosts a themed dinner and activities, followed by an all-school trip to attend a world-class performance at the American Shakespeare Center. This year, through a stroke of interdisciplinary genius, the school combined their English studies with an exercise in business management and filmmaking. See the results.
VES is a blend of young men and women, both day and boarding students, from all over the United States and the world. Our campus is a meeting place for diverse perspectives and global cultures where students and faculty learn from and respect each other.
VES’ mission remains true to when the school was founded 100 years ago — to know students individually and help each grow Toward Full Stature. Intentionally small, VES offers both the programs and vibrant community to develop well-rounded students — scholars, athletes, arts enthusiasts and confident, globally aware leaders.
We love nothing more than sharing our VES story and showing off our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. Contact us to schedule an indiviudal tour of VES and meet our students, faculty and coaches. Boarding students, please join us for an overnight open house on January 15-16. Register here.
Charles Adams ’17 was awarded the Boy Scout Eagle Scout rank on November 20 at a Court of Honor held by Troop 17 in his hometown of Charlotte, NC. Charles’ Eagle Scout project benefited the McGill Rose Garden, a non-profit rose garden in Charlotte, which conducts a weekly horticulture class for several special needs adults from UMAR. Charles joins his brother, George ’16, as an Eagle Scout in Troop 17.
Click through to read details about Charles' project work with the McGill Rose Garden.
Twelve VES students—Logan Anderson '18, Jason Cheung '18, Ivy Drew '18, Marion Johnson '18, Vicky Li '18, William Liang '18 May Liu '19, Helen Ma '19, Joe Matthews '19, Wilson Smith '19, Sunny Sun '19 and Louise Zhuang '18 with a mix of ages, nationalities and Model UN experience—served as global ambassadors this past weekend in the 36th annual Model United Nations conference, held at the University of Virginia—one of the East Coast’s premier high school Model UN programs. Jason Cheung received an honorable mention.
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Our VES team won the third annual Enactus High School Case Competition at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. Benjamin Khoury '18, William Liang '17, Josh Barnard '17 and Chris Vaughan '17 presented their business case to Zoom Indoor Cycling—a company that opened earlier this year in Charlottesville, VA. The team was one of eight participating in this real-world business challenge. The judging panel chose the VES business plan as the best yet realistically implementable, and the team came away with the win!
The campus is sparkling with lights and wrapped in ribbons in anticipation of Christmas. Thanks to all the Virginia Epsicopal School parents—especially Parents Council Committee Chairs Ashley Carrington and Ann Claiborne Dandridge—and students who participated this year in Hanging of the Greens!
The William King Center at Virginia Episcopal School will be open to the public and VES faculty, staff and students, marking our inaugural participation in First Fridays Lynchburg. Join us for a reception and gallery viewing from 5 – 8 p.m. and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cookies and punch.
What is First Friday Lynchburg? Each month, the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities sponsors an immersive art and community event hosted by galleries, theaters and art venues downtown and along Rivermont Avenue. An upbeat gathering of people from the community and a positive reflection of the creativity and diversity of the Downtown Arts & Cultural District, the event attracts more than 1,300 attendees each month to see debut performances, gallery openings and exhibitions of new works.
Earlier this month, VES hosted the state's first Junior Theater Festival presented by the Virginia Theatre Association in partnership with New York City's renowned iTheatrics program. Nearly 300 talented young performers ages 8-18 and their adult theater leaders from all over Central Virginia came to VES for an exciting day of performances and workshops.
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The seniors—all members of VES’ advanced Science and Math Advanced Consortium, an interdisciplinary class taught by Chad Hanning and Will Greene—were tasked with innovating a product that will aid a science or math professional in his or her work. And just as on ABC’s Shark Tank, the teams arrived armed with their market research, prototypes and investment propositions. After identifying a market need, each team developed their product using design thinking and built working prototypes.
Mrs. Frazier’s AP French class studied organic food—grown without any sort of chemical enhancers or pesticides—in their health and nutrition unit. The class researched the pros and cons of eating organic and compared food eaten in francophone countries to typical American food. They also watched the film Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution, about the effects of chemicals on the environment around the crops and the farmers.