Please plan on attending the event of the century — literally! VES is kicking off its 100th year, and we want you to be a part of the festivities. Mark your calendar for September 30 - October 2, 2016.
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.
On a stormy Wednesday afternoon, the rival VES Bishops and Steward Spartans faced off in an epic rematch. Earlier in the season, VES (#8) fell to Steward (#3) in a tight game, 13-16. The Bishops were hungry for a win to demonstrate their talent and hard work this season—and to prove they should not be underestimated.
Read the full story to see how the game played out.
The best place to watch a show is from the wings: behind the scenes, from the sides of the stage, in the dressing room, or from the light box where you can feel a different and authentic view of a performance. In the audience, a musical or play can be just as an incredible, but being behind the scenes, well, there’s just nothing quite like it.
We applaud the achievements of the following students recognized for their performance on the National Spanish Examinations—a standardized online exam that measures proficiency in interpretive communication.
Jesi Thompson’s art student, Yolanda Lu ‘19, has been selected as one of 12 winners in the 7th annual Southern Teachers Student Art Contest. Yolanda is the first VES student to win this prestigious award. Her artwork, “Langhorne Chapel,” was described by the judges as a delightful piece. Congratulations, Yolanda!
Congratulations to the four senior Bishop student-athletes who have recently committed to collegiate level sports programs! The three senior captains on VES’ varsity boys lacrosse team have made these decisions:
Midfielder Breton Penny: NCAA Division III Lynchburg College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Long-stick midfielder Will West: Division III Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., part of the Capital Athletic Conference
Defender Brett McKinnon: Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport League.
In addition, VES 6’4” senior guard Kevin Quinn committed earlier this year to the men’s basketball program at Hampden-Sydney, a Division III school in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
The Lynchburg Rotary Club this week presented its annual Rotary Club Youth Ethics Award to area high school seniors selected by their high school for demonstrating “exemplary ethical ideals.” The Virginia Episcopal School Scholarships and Awards Committee selected two recipients for the 2016 Rotary Club Youth Ethics Award: seniors Lelia Battle and Paddy Cotter. Congratulations!
Click to read more about the award and see photos.
Earlier this spring, our construction firm unearthed a memorabilia box that had been installed in the original cornerstone of the William King Field House. The copper box has lived concealed behind bricks since October 1949! When we removed the top, we were treated to a hand-penned letter by Headmaster George L. Barton, Jr., Ph.D., who served from 1943 – 1957, a copy of the October 1949 Meteor—the student newspaper—that highlights the newly finished Field House, and some U.S. currency—a few pennies, nickels, a dime and a quarter. Click through to see what we have placed in our April 2016 time capsule to be placed back in the King Center walls on Friday.