Virginia Episcopal School - Review #7
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2007-2008|
|Sports and Activities:||Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Counselor Body, Student Government, Habitat For Humanity, Indoor Track, Spring Musical and many more|
|College Enrolled:||UNC Chapel Hill|
|Home Town, State:||Charlotte, NC|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The student-faculty relationships are the lynchpin at VES. Also the catered education and one on one effort by the faculty is key to the success VES has. I came in a mediocre student, athlete and leader and left a far more developed person truly working on the motto of Toward Full Stature. I still use that creed today.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
VES was the best decision I have made. Without it, I would not have been nearly as successful in life as I am. The multitude of activities and experience in my life helped shape my personality. "Toward Full Stature" is the creed at VES and I still use it today as a goal, because I learned one can always grow, learn and try new things at VES.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have taken advantage of the international travel opportunities and done more of the musicals and arts available at VES. I was a good athlete and leader, I could have branched out a little more. I had the opportunities and plenty of them at VES.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved how friendly, small, student-focused and educationally well-rounded the school was. It was a comprehensively challenging but supportive community that helped me grow more than I ever could have imagined.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
GO TO VES! Visit campus, meet students, the faculty and see the awesome facilities. VES is the best decision I made and I hope you can visit to see if you like it.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Athletic were unreal. I came in loving sports and love them more today. From one-on-one coaching to the ability to play any sport(I wrestled and never had before), the athletic program is comprehensive and student-focused.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked the fact that I could have any passion and pursue it. I participated in everything from FCA, Habitat for Humanity and Fishing Club to North Carolina club where we watched UNC Basketball and a NC parent would bring up bbq!
1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Meriweather Godsey caters the food to VES. They run the two best restaurants in town and it shows. the food was awesome. I loved the variety the most. Even though I am not Vegan I could eat Vegan food... or waffles that they you could make at any meal
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Lynchburg is awesome because it is not too big and not too small. From the Lynchburg Hillcats to fun things to do downtown, it is a great place to go to boarding school. I really loved the close-knit and eclectic community in Lynchburg
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Social life was great. While you can have some drama when you live with your classmates, 1/3 of the school is day students so you can get off campus and do other things if the on campus activities(though mostly awesome like dodgeball, open gym, paintball, movies, coffee house etc.) did not strike a chord.
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