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.
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.
On Monday, VES hosted the executive team from London’s International Choral Festival. The team visited campus to meet the VES Vocal Ensemble and extend a formal invitation to perform in London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival in January 2018.
Once again, Virginia Episcopal School has been recognized as one of the Best Schools in America by Niche—the largest website for researching K-12 schools, visited by more than 5 million people each month! For 2017, VES is ranked among the Top 10 private schools in Virginia—#9 of 97 schools.
Thank you to our students, faculty and staff for helping our school continually achieve top ratings in educational leadership! You can help us improve our ranking by going to Niche.com and posting a positive review about VES.
On National Philanthropy Day, VES honors a very special person who has given generously to support VES and ensure we can deliver on our mission every day. It is our privilege to thank Addison Lineberry ’92 for his continued contribution and impact he has on VES.