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


The study of religion at VES–along with our tradition of corporate worship and prayer–challenges and empowers students in the search for the ultimate meaning of human existence.

In recognition of our school’s connection to the Episcopal Church, the significant role Christianity has played in the development of human culture, and because the Bible serves as a foundational document of the church, the Religion Department will offer a New Testament course each semester. Further recognizing our place in a pluralistic and multi-religious world, the department will offer two World Religions courses (World Religions I and II), asserting that exposure to a variety of religious traditions is essential for meaningful global citizenship. The role of the Religion Department is to deepen student engagement with the broader world manifested in expressions in compassion, service, humility, and universal goodwill.

Department Staff

Adam White

Chaplain | Religion Department Chair | Service Learning Coordinator