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 2020 

We look forward to having all of our guests join us for our 104th Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31.

Commencement Rehearsal & Welcome Back Get-Together | Thursday, July 30 - 6 - 10 p.m.

A fun casual night back on campus just for Seniors & Faculty to gather together.

Commencement Exercises | Friday, July 31 – 11 a.m.

Commencement Exercises begin sharply at 11 a.m. on the Front Lawn. We encourage families to arrive in advance to park and find your seat. We suggest at least half an hour early at 10:30 a.m. Please note, guests do not need an official invitation to attend the ceremony.

Commencement Luncheon  | Friday, July 31 – 12 p.m.

Commencement Luncheon for the VES community and all guests begins at 12 p.m. following the ceremony and will be hosted in Harrison Dining Room and on Box Plaza. 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.

Senior Soiree | Friday, July 31 – 6 - 10 p.m.

Senior Soiree will combine the glamour of Finals with the spirit of the Senior Dinner Dance and feature music by The Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters at Boonsboro Country Club. VES Seniors, and Juniors are invited to attend at no charge. Senior and Junior Parents and special guests are invited to attend for a fee of $60 per person.