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


Welcome to Commencement Weekend 2020

We look forward to having all of our guests join us for our 104th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 23.

Commencement Exercises | Saturday, May 23 – 10:30 a.m.

Commencement Exercises begin sharply at 10:30 a.m. on the Front Lawn. We encourage families to arrive well in advance to park and find your seat at least half an hour early at 10 a.m. Please note, guests do not need an official invitation to attend the ceremony.

Commencement Luncheon  | Saturday, May 23 – 12 p.m.

Commencement Luncheon for the VES community and all guests begins at 12 p.m. following the ceremony and is located in Harrison Dining Room and outside under the tent. Registration is required for all guests. Graduating seniors may bring up to two guests compliments of the school. Additional guests pricing: $16.00 per person. To ensure you have plenty of time to celebrate with your graduate, we are offering a limited number of luncheon table reservations for $25.00. Each table will seat 8 guests.

Ordering Commencement Invitations

Parents have the opportunity to order formal commencement invitations to send to family and friends at the cost of $2.00 each, sold in packs of 10. The invitations are embossed with the school seal and come with a matching envelope for you to address. In addition, parents may order name cards to include inside the invitations, as the invitations are not customized with the graduate's name. Name cards come in boxes of 50 and cost $50 per box. 

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