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 2020-21: Returning VES Families

We Can't Wait to Welcome You Back to Campus This Fall! 

Get Prepared for 2020-21 with the First Installment of Your Guide to Success 

Each May, we send our families a comprehensive ebook that details all you need to prepare for a great start to school. This summer, Your Guide to Success in 2020-21 is being issued in a series of installments, as we continue to solidify plans for the coming year that mitigate risks and support the health and well-being of our VES community. At this time, we have published Part 1: Information for Returning Students. 

So, before you completely kick back for summer, it is very important that you thoroughly review the information in the ebook (at right), designed to answer questions and for you to take action to complete key forms.

Work Through the Guide 

Simply click the image at top right to open the guide online or download it. In the guide, you will find:

  • Key VES contacts for summer.
  • How to complete forms and finalize your registration for 2020-21.
  • An explanation of required forms you must complete and submit by specific dates: July 15 and August 1
  • Summer reading expectations.
  • Information for parents on how to stay connected and engaged with VES and parent peers.


Please reach out if you have questions, using your VES contacts list included in the guide, or touching base with a Big Sib or Parent Ambassador. And continue to follow us on social media to stay connected. 

Required Summer Reading for All

Dear Students,

Every summer, once school is done, I choose a paperback book from the library or local bookstore and enjoy finding a great spot outside to sit and read. Maybe the hammock, maybe the porch, maybe a tree, or if I’m lucky, maybe the beach.

The goal behind summer reading is that there is a good book waiting for all of us to enjoy. We have compiled a list of nine books and hopefully the one for you. Each book comes highly recommended by one of your fellow students or one of the teachers here at VES. Read one of these books and when we arrive back at school this autumn, we’ll share our experiences together in groups. 

We also ask that you read “Picnic, Lightning” by Billy Collins, a truly amazing poet, which you will discuss in detail in English class.

Enjoy your summer!

Mr. Campbell