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

Your Guide to Success 2021-22 + Summer Coursework


We are excited to have our new students joining us next fall and we will look forward to welcoming back our returning students. To ensure you get your registration completed on time and accomplish any summer assignments you have, read this section of the website thoroughly and download our e-book, "Your Guide to Success in 2021- 22," to the right. All important information is included in the guide, so please read it thoroughly and take action on items that require your attention. 

Summer Reading List

Everyone must complete the all-school read and choose one book from the list of summer book selections, included in the guide. 

Summer Classwork Assignments

AP class assignments and the college essay to be completed by rising seniors are also listed below. 

Please let us know if you need anything! We want to make your registration and preparation for the VES school year as easy as possible. 

Have a great summer!

Your Guide to Success

Read the guide online full-screen by clicking the image or right-click to download the document.

Each summer, students in certain AP classes are assigned summer work to build their knowledge in preparation for a quick start to the year with the required AP coursework. In addition, rising seniors are asked to begin work on their college essays. 

Please review the assignments below; pay attention to when work is due. 

Required College Counseling Assignment for Rising Seniors

All seniors must have a completed rough draft of an essay addressing one of the Common App essay prompts. You must share your essay with your senior English teacher and college counselor on the first day of classes. To prepare your rough draft, please read this assignment sheet.

AP Classes:  Summer Requirements 

Courses with summer assignments are listed below. Please review this information carefully and plan ahead to meet deadlines.

If your course is not listed, there is no summer work.