Virginia Episcopal School

     Tel: (434)385-3600
Grades: 9 - 12 | 230 students
Virginia Episcopal School is an engaging community which guides students to strive Toward Full Stature in their academic, ethical, spiritual, and personal growth.  By design, VES is a small, intimate academic community of students and residential faculty.
Located in Lynchburg, Virginia, our 160-acre campus is nestled near the James River along the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Virginia Episcopal School is committed to rigorous academic training and vigorous individual attention in a spiritual and ethical environment.
VES enrolls a well-qualified, diverse group of students in grades 9, 10, 11, and, in some cases, grade 12.
The application process is designed to present an overview of the whole student.
While past academic and extracurricular achievement is important, the school also measures a student's willingness to participate fully in its programs.
At VES, we expect all of our students will attend college.
So we design our curriculum to make our students as competitive for college as possible.
We know that in order to inspire students to work hard, they must have curriculum choices that intrigue them.
Here, students have a superb number of course options.
Our curriculum provides more than 65 courses, including honors tracks and 17 advanced placement courses.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1916

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Virginia Episcopal School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 57%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 17 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 Spanish Literature, 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 / rolling
Tuition Notes 7-Day Boarding: $45,000 | 5-Day Boarding: $33,700 | International Boarding: $50,000 | Day Student: $20,900
% on Financial Aid 57%
Average Financial Aid Grant $19,650
Acceptance Rate 49%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Garth Ainslie '83
Admissions Associate Margaret Lyle Jones


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,


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 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)
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