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.
Our VES Centennial Tour finished up with its last stop. On Wednesday in Asheville, NC, Watson Jordan ’81, Zach Renner ’95, and Anna Capel ’09 hosted a great event with BK Mundy ’67, retired master, and Ron Hood ’74, VES director of Alumni Relations.
Our VES Centennial Tour is winding down with a few last stops. On Tuesday in Spartanburg, SC, Tommy Battle ’83, BK Munday ’67 and Ron Hood ’74 enjoyed a great event hosted by Laura and John Bauknight ’85, a VES trustee; Andrew Babb ’85; and Thomas McMeekin ’87.
On Saturday night, students celebrated China’s Mid-Autumn Festival. In addition to eating Moon Cakes—the traditional Chinese seasonal dessert—students played a mid-autumn dice game unique to the south-eastern city of Xiamen, called “Bo Bing.”
Led by Sydney Courville ’17 and her industrious committee, the Paws for a Cause event this past Sunday was a huge success. People from all over the greater Lynchburg area brought their pups to support the cause.
Seniors spent Monday night polishing their college admission essays during the VES College Essay retreat at Lynchburg College—a collaborative session led by the VES College Counseling and English Departments.
Each year, local VES families serve as hosts to incoming international students to embrace them into our school community, celebrate their birthday and successes at school and offer them a local touch point when they need it. In this school year, new students hail from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Korea, Mexico and Scotland. Last night, these families took their new schoolmates to dinner on the town in Lynchburg. Thanks to all of our host families for being part of this great program!