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.
This past weekend, a troupe of seven VES students performed in the Seven Hills Dance Studio’s 2016 revue, Aladdin. The dancers include Chloe Ekberg ’16, Brooke Atkinson '17, Hayden Updike '17, Sarah Gordon Duerson ’18, Elizabeth Edmunds '18, Peyton Tompkins ’18 and Bailey Hargrove '19.
Each year in early June, nearly 13,000 college and secondary school AP faculty from around the world gather in several U.S. locations according to subject matter, where they spend the week evaluating and scoring thousands of written essays. The AP scores rate each student’s college-level achievement. VES is proud to have five faculty serving as “readers” in the College Board program.
Congratulations to our 2016 VISAA Division 2 Varsity Boys Lacrosse state champions! The VES Bishops dug deep to come back from a 0-4 deficit to beat North Cross 7-5, earning VES its first state lacrosse title!
Click through to read game stats and news coverage, see the game stats and watch the game replay with commentary!
We are proud of our Varsity Girls Lacrosse team, who made their 2nd consecutive appearance in the semifinals of the VISAA Division 2 state tournament. Going in as the #3 seed, the girls trounced #6 Oakcrest 21-14 in the quarterfinals round of the state championship, before taking a 6-11 loss against tough opponent Foxcroft.
Please join us in congratulating Breton Penney ’16 for being selected 2016 VIC Player of the Year, five VES student-athletes for being selected to the 2016 VIC Boys Lacrosse All Conference teams—Noah Bedwell ’17, Clayton Jones ’17, Breton Penney ’16, Will West ’16 and Brett McKinnon ’16—and Coach Mike Gardiner for being named VIC Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the fourth year in a row.
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This week, Chloe Ekberg was recognized with the Optimist Club of Lynchburg’s Theatre Arts Award. The Optimist Club selects among gifted students in the arts who are nominated by their local high schools to grant the awards.
Every year, VES students routinely demonstrate their giving spirit by finding meaningful ways to positively impact their local communities as actively involved global citizens. In 2016-17, students had a record breaking 10,731 service hours, making this the second year in a row to surpass 10,000 hours.
In the winter, our boys basketball team put in lots of hard work and earned the champrionship win. Now they've got some serious bling to go with their title. In today's ceremony attended by their parents, Coach Curtis Staples enjoyed giving each member of the team and his coaching staff his championship ring. The rings are hefty and handsome, emblazoned with the player's name, VES shield, BISHOPS and 2016 State Champions.