Virginia Episcopal School

VES is a co-ed college preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9 – 12. In our intentionally small, diverse and engaging community—260 young men and women and 40 faculty—we guide students to strive Toward Full Stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth.

400 VES RoadLynchburg, Virginia24503
434.385.3600

Fine & Performing Arts

At Virginia Episcopal School, our Fine and Performing Arts department seeks to produce and inspire art that appeals to both experts and novices. We believe art holds a special place in the story of man, and we create opportunities to expose all of our students to the world of the arts throughout their time at VES.

With nearly 20 courses in the arts, students can explore visual and performing arts through classes and ensembles. The full curriculum can be explored here, and we invite you to learn more about the full extent of the arts program.

Department Staff

Debbie Burton

June McGraw McBroom Chair of Fine & Performing Arts | Arts Teacher

Chris Aldrich

Theatre Arts Teacher & Theater Director

Ann Key

Director, VES Chamber Ensemble

Ed Mikenas

Director, VES Jazz Ensemble

Rose Peak

Chapel Organist and Glee Club Accompanist

Erin Rupe

French Teacher | Coach, Dance and Winter Musical

Michelle Staggers

History Teacher | Asst Coach, Girls Varsity Lacrosse & Girls Varsity Basketball

Jesi Thompson

Visual Arts Teacher | Advisor, Afternoon Arts