5 Advantages to VES
1. Finding Your Path and Passion
Gone are the days of defining yourself by a single activity. Here, you’re encouraged to try everything. From arts to athletics to off-campus explorations, you’ll have countless opportunities to have fun with your classmates, pursue your passions and discover new ones. And when you have everything right on campus, you’re only limited by your imagination!
2. Academics at the Speed of Life
Classes at boarding school are fun, interactive and stretch your mind. You’ll get to discuss topics in-depth, share your point of view and learn from one another in a small class setting. World-class curricula, the best teachers in the business and benefiting from diverse student perspectives set you up for an incredible future.
3. Loving Campus Life and Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Boarding school campuses rival the best college campuses. Whether you’re studying under a tree, riding your bike to class or taking an impromptu mountain hike in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, life on campus is both inspiring and fun. Plus, having dining halls, not cafeterias, is like having your favorite restaurant right at school! And our food is truly amazing—so many choices with farm-to-table healthy options prepared by a professional chef make meals at VES extra special. Plus, you will enjoy casual meals with your friends and seated meals with classmates and faculty.
4. Spreading Your Wings
The independence to live on dorm and the support to be successful—that’s what you can expect from the amazing students and teachers surrounding you at boarding school. Enjoy weeknight hangs and weekend outings with your besties! There are always so many fun things to do on and off campus. And campus is just minutes away from a thriving downtown with great restaurants, shopping, the arts, our nearby mountains and the James River.
5. Making an Impact
All boarding school students participate in community service. Whether it’s helping enhance our local community, or traveling around the world to help others, you can take advantage of amazing opportunities to give back and grow as a person.