Virginia Episcopal School

Tel: (434)385-3600
Grades: 9-12 | 245 students
The Virginia Episcopal School Campus
The Virginia Episcopal School Campus
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 100 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1916

Student Body

Total Students 245 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Virginia Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Government, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History,
Average SAT score 1700
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Tuition Notes 7-Day Boarding: $45,900 | 5-Day Boarding: $34,400 | International Boarding: $52,500 | Day Student: $21,300
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $28,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Justine Button
Admissions Associate Will Cook


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
LacrosseMountain Biking,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Basia Librum Book Club, Counselor Body, Drama, Glee Club, Honor Committee, Instrumental Ensemble, Mathematics, Meteor - Student Newspaper, Photography, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Student Council, TEAMS Engineering, Vestry, Video Production Counselor Body, Drama, Glee Club, Mathematics, Photography, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Vestry, Basia Librum Book Club,
Honor Committee,
Instrumental Ensemble,
Meteor - Student Newspaper,
Student Council,
TEAMS Engineering,
Video Production,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Rivermont School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is James River Day School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Cross Regional Catholic School (2.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: K-8 | 267 students
    2.2 miles
    5039 Boonsboro Rd
    Lynchburg, VA 24503
  • Lynchburg
    Rivermont School
    Special Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 48 students
    2.7 miles
    3024 Forest Hills Cir
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Lynchburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 215 students
    2.8 miles
    2125 Langhorne Road
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Madison Heights
    Grades: PK-12 | 365 students
    3.7 miles
    4467 S. Amherst Highway
    Madison Heights, VA 24572
  • Lynchburg
    New Vistas School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 39 students
    3.8 miles
    520 Eldon St
    Lynchburg, VA 24501

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,040 for elementary schools and $15,385 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).