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

Class of 2021 Commencement

We look forward to having all of our guests join us for our 105th Commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 on Friday and Saturday, May 21 - 22, 2021.*

Location Note: All events will be held on the front lawn. If inclement weather, we will host the events in Van Every Athletic Center.  

Number of Guests per Family: To comply with Covid restrictions, seating this year is limited. If weather allows us to hold the ceremonies outdoors, each family will be permitted to invite up to six (6) immediate family members, specifically parents, siblings and grandparents. I

Baccalaureate Service | Friday, May 21 – 5 p.m.

Baccalaureate is a program of readings, music, prayer and a message from a special speaker the night before Commencement.  

Commencement Exercises | Saturday, May 22 – 10:30 a.m.

Commencement Exercises begin sharply at 10:30 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 a.m. Please note, guests do not need an official invitation to attend the ceremony. 

#BetterTogether Graduation Dinner Dance | Saturday, May 22 | 6:30  - 10 p.m.

Hosted by the Parent Celebration Committee representing the Classes of 2020 and 2021, this dinner dance at Boonsboro Country Club, featuring the 2019 Finals band—"Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters," is a party you won't want to miss! Graduates and their parents are invited to attend. RSVP to your emailed invitation today! 

Register to attend the #BetterTogether
Graduation Dinner Dance

VES Commencement Invitations

Each family with a student studying on campus will receive six (6) printed invitations to VES Commencement Exercises. Included in each set will be the invitation, a list of events insert card, and a personalized calling card inscribed with your student's full name. These beautiful invitation sets will be mailed directly to you at no cost. You may then send them to your allotted number of immediate family members, as well as enjoy an extra or two for keepsake. 

Join in Additional Festivities 

Class of 2020 Graduation 
May 22 | 3 - 4 p.m.

VES will host a special ceremony for our Class of 2020 graduates on Saturday afternoon. You are invited to attend to celebrate these friends. Please arrive to be seated by 2:30 p.m.