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 Weekend Events

Reception for International Seniors and Families
Friday, May 22 - 3 p.m.

International Seniors and their families are invited to a special reception hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Battle in their home.

Baccalaureate Service Friday
Friday, May 22 – 5 p.m.

Seniors and their families/ guests attend this special program of readings and music in Langhorne Memorial Chapel at 5 p.m. Because space is limited inside the chapel, we must limit inside seating to four (4) family members and/or guests for this event.

Senior Dinner Dance Friday
Friday, May 22 – 6:30 p.m.

In honor of the Class of 2020, the Senior Dinner Dance will be held at Boonsboro Country Club from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. This is a wonderful event for Seniors, their families and special guests, attendance is optional but highly recommended. Registration coming soon!

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

Commencement Exercises begin sharply at 10:30 a.m. We encourage families to arrive well in advance to park and find your seat at least half an hour early at 10 a.m.

VIEW VIA LIVE STREAM: For those unable to attend, we will be live streaming the 2019 Commencement Exercises live. We are also offering an indoor live stream viewing location on campus in the William King Center.

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 on Box Plaza and in Harrison Dining Room. Graduating seniors may bring up to two guests compliments of the school. Additional guests pricing: $16.00 adults and $ 7.00 for children. Link to register for the Luncheon coming soon.