Virginia Episcopal School
Virginia Episcopal School Photo #2 - Faculty member and chair of the Science department Chad Hanning teaches a chemistry class.
Virginia Episcopal School Photo #5 - Many of our students are actively engaged in the arts, including the annual musical.
Virginia Episcopal School Photo #6 - The Class of 2016 at Commencement. Our students go on to attend excellent colleges and universities across the US and abroad.
Virginia Episcopal School Photo #8 - We have a great community who loves to have fun together! We have exciting activities every weekend and throughout the year - from color runs to donut runs, sock hops to casino nights, the VES Oscars to movies on the lawn, end of summer and winter carnivals, and Asian New Year to Lessons & Carols. Come join us!
Virginia Episcopal School Photo #9 - Jett Hall is the focal point on campus, where we greet visitors, hold classes, hang out in the day student lounge and hold study hall.
- VES is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for students in grades 9 12.
- VES' mission remains true to when the school was founded more than a century ago-to know each student well and guide every child in their growth Toward Full Stature. Intentionally small with 260 students from across the country and the globe, the VES community develops well-rounded young adults-scholars, athletes, artists and confident, globally aware leaders-and delivers an exceptional experience offering the best teachers, innovative academic and co-curricular programs, and a vibrant, personalized learning environment.
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- University of California, Santa Barbara What I valued most about VES was the small community that was formed between students and faculty. Our teachers became our friends, and I don't think this type of community can be found anywhere else. . .
- University of Virginia Virginia Episcopal School (VES) does an excellent job of fusing the roles of teachers into mentors, advisers, and friends. Any given teacher I had would approach me outside of class to ask about homework, how. . .
- Bard The professors and the students at VES are what make this school incredible--the people are individuals who, together, can make anyone feels as though they are at home and in an alternate reality. I was. . .
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2018 School Data
|Virginia Episcopal||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes||Yes|
|Campus Size||160 acres||106 acres|
|Enrollment||260 students||313 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1220||* National Avg. »View|
|Average ACT score||25||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||No||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal||Casual|
|Average Class Size||11 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||15||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||No||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$1,900|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$22 million||$19 million|
|Tuition international students||$58,310||$48,850|
(5 Day Boarding)
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$28,000||$23,500|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes||No|
|Application Deadline||Feb. 1 / Jan. 4 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Justine Button|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||15||17|
|Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP Enviromental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Government, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||16||15|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||32||24|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Basia Librum Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Counselor Body, Debate Club, DIG Bible Study, Food Committee, Global Ambassadors, Honor Committee, Mathematics Club, Meteor - Student Newspaper, Model United Nations, Pratfall Club, Quiz Bowl, Resident Assistants, Robotics, Rubik’s Cube Club, Student Council, Table Tennis Team, TEAMS Engineering, Vestry, Video Productions, Writing Lab, Yarn Club, Yearbook Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Glee Club, Instrumental, Jazz Ensemble, Photography Club, Sketchbook Club, Vocal Ensemble
|Year: 2009 - 2016||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|University of Virginia||31|
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||14|
|North Carolina State University||11|
|College of William & Mary, Sewannee: University of the South, University of Mississippi||10|
|University of South Carolina, University of Mary Washington||9|
|College of Charleston, James Madison University||8|
|Christopher Newport University, Cornell University, Penn State, University of Alabama, UCLA, UC San||4|
|Boston University, Duke University, Georgia Tech, Princeton, Purdue, Rochester Institute of Techolog||2|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- VES is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for students in grades 9 12. VES' mission remains true to when the school was founded more than a century ago-to know each student well and guide every child in their growth Toward Full Stature.Intentionally small with 260 students from across the country and the globe, the VES community develops well-rounded young adults-scholars, athletes, artists and confident, globally aware leaders-and delivers an exceptional experience offering the best teachers, innovative academic and co-curricular programs, and a vibrant, personalized learning environment.VES is a safe place in which students and faculty learn to live together with purpose and accountability. Through our four-year, progressive Student and Residential Life Program, VES faculty and outside experts address the challenges teenagers face today, leveraging the latest science about the adolescent brain. Through this program and others-academics, character and spiritual development, advisory, athletics, the arts, and service learning-students engage in real conversations, acquire practical tools and learn how to live happy, healthy, productive lives. And when they graduate, students have the competencies and confidence to go out and take on the world. Our success is reflected in both the great kids growing Toward Full Stature in our community and our 97% retention rate-one of the highest retention rates of boarding schools in the nation; the national average for attrition at boarding schools is 10.5%. VES has held steady at only 3% attrition over the past three years. The VES College Counseling program is cited by families as among the best. With a focus on helping students find their very best fit for college, our counselors support, educate and provide the necessary tools to help students and parents successfully navigate the complex college admissions process. VES graduates attend many of the world`s finest colleges and universities, including Stanford, UCLA, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Columbia University, MIT, Wellesley, NYU, the U.S. Naval Academy, UVA, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, the College of William & Mary, Wake Forest, Harvey Mudd and Georgia Tech.Nestled on 160 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we take advantage of our spectacular location-minutes from a thriving downtown with music, arts, maker spaces, an extensive trail system, mountains, rivers and lakes, the nation`s only year-round ski slopes and much more!
- LD types supported: Yes
- Virginia Episcopal School accreditations: NAIS; VAIS; VCPE; NAPSG; TABS; SSATB
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- William B. Harrison, Jr. '62 - Former CEO of Chase Manhattan and Chairman/CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
- Lee M. Thomas '62 - Former Chairman and CEO of Rayonier Corp., former President and COO of Georgia-Pacific and administrator of The Environmental Protection Agency under President Ronald Reagan.
- Erksine Bowles '63 - Former White House Chief of Staff to President Clinton, co-chair of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform under President Obama, and 10th Chancellor of the University of North Carolina.
- Meredith Moran German '95 - Creative Director and partner responsible for the relaunch of the New York-based luxury accessories brand Bienen Davis, originally founded in 1931. A native of Lewisburg, WV, Meredith’s signature styles have been celebrated at the biggest night in fashion
- Vivian Howard '96 - Award–winning chef and star of PBS series “A Chef’s Life,” for which she has earned a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Program. An early proponent of the “farm to table” movement championing local food sourcing, Vivian is a successful restaurateur wi
- Paul Taylor '49 - One of the foremost choreographers of the 20th century, received National Merit of Arts from President Clinton, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “genius award”.
- Paul Fulton, Jr. '53 - Chairman, Bassett Furniture Industries, Former President of Sara Lee Corporation and former Dean of The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
- D. Holmes Morton '69 - Founder of the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, PA, 2006 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “genius grant” recipient, recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of Medicine” for his work in geneti
- Jerrauld Jones '72 - Judge on Norfolk Circuit Court, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, law clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia, among the first African-American VES students.
- Hardy Cross Dillard '19 - U.S. Judge of the International Court of Justice at The Hague, former Dean of The University of Virginia School of Law, appointed to special court of arbitration by Queen Elizabeth.
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- Grades: 8-12, PG | 170 students 46.6 miles1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Grades: 9-12 | 899 students 54.9 miles2132 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Grades: 8-12 | 235 students 165.8 miles17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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