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 October 23-24 or January 15-16. Register here.
Do you know any outstanding students? Help us bring the best and brightest to VES by nominating a Bishops Scholar prospect—a boarding student who will be entering 9th or 10th grade and who would impact the VES community based on the following criteria:
Excellence in academics and a passion for learning
Dedicated commitment outside of the classroom in areas such as athletics, arts and/or community service
This past Saturday, our runners won both of our races, coming in first against Eastern Mennonite and Carlisle. This team ran away with first place without the help of the top two runners—Daniel and Kate O’Brien, who represented VES at the Milestat Invitational in Richmond.
On Monday, Headmaster Tommy Battle recognized seniors Emily Foster and Josh Barnard (pictured at left) for being named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. This recognition means that these students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition.
Mike Gardiner, VES assistant director of Admissions and varsity boys lacrosse coach, along with current parents Sarah Curme (Sally ’19) and Leigh Ann Sprock (Dixon ’20 and John ’18), alum Bo Thomas ’73, as well as Board of Trustees member, Stan Archibald ’73, met with students this week at the Trinity Episcopal School high school fair.
The girls lacrosse team raised $2,300 for Alzheimer's as they hosted their annual event that brings together players from across the city. They donated $500 to the Walker family as we continue to keep Knox in our thoughts and prayers. The remaining $1,700 will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association!
Centennial Weekend turned out beautifully. From Founders Day, the William King Center dedication and our Decade Drop-Ins around town to BBQ on Box Plaza serenaded by the Red Clay Ramblers, our homecoming football game and stunning Centennial party on Saturday to donuts and divinity on Sunday morning, 900 guests joined with our faculty, staff and student body to celebtrate 100 years of VES. Thank you one and all for an unforgetable weekend.