Academic Departments

When students enter our classrooms, their learning experiences are challenging, progressive and intellectually playful. They also find teachers who are passionate about what they teach and completely invested in their students. Our faculty spark delight and wonder along the path to deeper learning, fostering curiosity, critical thinking and complete engagement. Our intent is for our students to realize their highest intellectual and creative potential. We hope to guide them toward a love of lifelong learning, the self-awareness necessary to make conscious choices, a deep sense of integrity and honesty, and the desire to use their gifts to positively impact the world.
Our classes are small. VES teachers know their students well and keep the doors to their offices and homes open for questions and help. This individual attention and encouragement creates self-assurance, and not only gives our students the support to succeed, but also the desire.
In each discipline, we offer a broad selection of classes, including honors and Advanced Placement. An Advisor Program, regular study halls and the availability of our Learning Resources Program provide additional guidance and support.

To review our complete academic curriculum and graduation requirements, please read the Curriculum Guide.


A College Preparatory, Independent Boarding and Day School for Students in Grades 9-12
400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503 • 434.385.3600