Virginia Episcopal School

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Virginia Episcopal School

Virginia Episcopal School

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location type grades students int’l. s-f ratio class SSAT SAT-avg TOEFL
Lynchburg, VA co-ed 9-12 260 22% 7:1 12 Opt’l 1250 85

Virginia Episcopal School, founded in 1916 and located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia, is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 9 to 12. We offer the foundation of a traditional liberal arts education, a competitive athletic program, and a rich fine arts curriculum.

Inspired by the school’s founder, Toward Full Stature is both an ethic that requires one’s best in all things and a program designed to help students make connections between what they are learning and the person they wish to become. The pillars of honor, individual attention, community, rigor, and relationships are essential to the Toward Full Stature journey of each student.

Virginia Episcopal School is an engaging community which guides students to strive Toward Full Stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual, and personal growth. We aspire to be the choice of discerning families, terrific students, and a talented faculty and staff because of our steadfast commitment to strive Toward Full Stature.


When students enter our classrooms, they find the challenge of a college-preparatory, traditional liberal arts curriculum. They also find teachers who are passionate about what they teach and completely invested in their students. Our intent is for our students to realize their highest intellectual and creative potential by learning to think critically and independently. We hope to guide them toward a love of life-long learning, the self-awareness necessary to make conscious choices, a deep sense of integrity and honesty, and the desire to use their gifts to impact the world.

 Special Highlights

College Counseling. VES students spend years developing socially, academically, and spiritually—and they are accepted into some of the country’s most selective colleges and universities. Our college counseling program supports, nurtures, and educates students and families, providing the necessary tools to navigate the college admissions process.

Student Leadership. At the core of the VES community is a desire to become one’s best self. In striving toward full potential, a student’s choices and actions may become a platform for leadership. To encourage this talent, VES offers many avenues of service so that our young people can lead their peers, build strong community, and develop a lifelong desire to guide by words and deeds. Students can find leadership opportunities through participation in the Honor Committee, Counselor Body, Student Government, Community Service Program, Clubs, Publications, and Diversity Committee.

 Top colleges attended by students

North Carolina State University, Hampden-Sydney College, University of Virginia, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Virginia Tech, University of the South, James Madison University, University of Alabama

 What the school looks for in students…

“An ideal candidate for admission to VES is a student with a strong working knowledge of the English language, an eager, confident and independent student and a person who is willing and able to contribute to the school in many different facets: in the classroom, on the athletic field, in our music programs and as a good citizen on dorm.”