Virginia Episcopal School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
400 VES Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Tel: 434-385-3607
  • VES is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 12.
  • Intentionally small with 245 students, VES offers the perfect size and the right blend of programming and an engaging community to develop well-rounded students - scholars, athletes, art enthusiasts and confident, globally aware leaders.
  • Our mission remains true to when VES was founded 101 years ago - to know students individually and help each grow Toward Full Stature.

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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. . .
  • Georgia Tech
    An aspect that makes VES unique is the connection between the faculty and the students. Because much of the faculty live on campus, the students have an opportunity to connect with them outside of the. . .
  • UNC Chapel Hill
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Virginia Episcopal Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal Non-denominational
Year Founded 1916 1910
Campus Size 160 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 245 students 298 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 1700 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1550 - 1900 -
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:6 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $18 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(includes required fees and $750 toward bookstore)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(includes required fees and $500 toward bookstore)
Tuition international students $55,860 $47,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$36,280 $38,000
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $28,000 $21,582
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsJustine Button
Associate Director of AdmissionsMike Gardiner

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 16 16
CoursesAP 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 14 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 32 23
ExtracurricularsBasia Librum Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Counselor Body, Debate Club, DIG Bible Study, Drama Club, Food Committee, Glee Club, Global Ambassadors, Honor Committee, Instrumental, Jazz Ensemble, Mathematics Club, Meteor - Student Newspaper, Model United Nations, Photography Club, Pratfall Club, Quiz Bowl, Resident Assistants, Robotics, Rubik’s Cube Club, Sketchbook Club, Student Council, Table Tennis Team,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2016 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Virginia 31
Hampden-Sydney College 14
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 14
Virginia Tech 13
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

School Notes

  • VES is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 12.
  • VES` mission remains true to when the school was founded 101 years ago - to know students individually and help each grow Toward Full Stature.
  • Intentionally small, with 245 students from all over the country and the world, VES is just the right size and offers the right blend of programming and community to develop well-rounded students scholars, athletes, arts enthusiasts and confident, globally aware leaders.
  • At the heart of the school is delivering an exceptional VES experience one that offers the best teachers, innovative programs and a vibrant and contemporary learning environment for students today and for generations to come.
  • VES graduates attend many of the world`s finest colleges and universities, including Stanford, UVA, Cornell, Yale, Columbia University, MIT, Wellesley, the U.S Naval Academy, Georgetown, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, the College of William & Mary, and Wake Forest.
  • Set on 160 acres in Lynchburg, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the school has a vibrant student life program and is located within a three hour drive to Washington, DC, and two hours to Richmond, Va., and Greensboro, NC.
  • LD types supported: yes
  • School accreditations: NAIS; VAIS; VCPE; NAPSG; TABS; SSATB
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