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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$53,210
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
$28,000
From Virginia Episcopal School

Founded in 1916, Virginia Episcopal School is an independent, co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just minutes away from the vibrant city of Lynchburg, Va., we invite you to get to know our engaging community. Here, we guide students to strive to be their very best—what we call Toward Full Stature—through academic, ethical, spiritual and personal growth. Every step of the way, you will be supported by dedicated faculty, coaches, your advisor and peers who know you well. VES delivers programs with purpose—hands-on, innovative academic experiences; a wide range of arts, athletics and clubs; endless opportunities to try new things; and student life programs both instructive and inspiring. Upon graduation, you will be self-aware; a curious, innovative thinker and producer; a mindful leader; committed to serving your community; and ready to navigate and continue to grow in our dynamic world. Learn more: www.ves.org.

Virginia Episcopal School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
33 responses
Average ACT
29
12 responses

9th Grade ARC Program

VES 9th graders take a specialized program called the ARC Collaborative that enriches their learning in core subject areas and exposes them to aspects of our curriculum that may spark a new interest, talent or passion. Students get hands-on with an introduction to our Arts curriculum, take a Reasoning course that teaches critical thinking; and pursue their first-year study in Computer Science.

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Lessons and Carols
    50%
  • 9th Grade Leadership Overnight
    25%
  • Bonfire and the school dances
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    70%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Mexico, Nigeria, South Korea, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    20%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    260
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    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    Poll
    40%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    40%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    20%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

    Virginia Episcopal School Reviews

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    I absolutely loved getting to be a part of the community at VES. We really are one giant family at that school. Not only is there no grade divisions amongst the students, but you get very close with the faculty to the point that a lot of us dog sit or baby sit for faculty. To anyone considering going to VES, I recommend staying overnight and keeping an open mind. Most students have stories that started out like "at first I didn't want to go to VES, but now I couldn't imagine not coming here". Boarding school is scary, but give it three months and you'll feel right at home! Take advantage of the accepting community at VES and be yourself, being weird is cool there.
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    This is my 4th year now at VES, and I cannot say enough of how thankful I am. This school has meant a lot to me. Coming from public school, there was a big grade divide between 6th and 8th grade students. On the 2nd day of school of my freshman year, I was met by a Senior who wanted to shake my hand. I was shocked, but in a good way. From that day on the relationships I built were endless. An experience, I will never forget!
    I have been at VES since my freshman year. The culture of VES is very special, everyone is always looking out for each other no matter what, and it's impossible to go anywhere in the school without seeing a smiling face. The class sizes are small which helped me to get to know my fellow classmates a lot better. Additionally, my teachers were always willing to come and help me with something if I didn't understand something. Along with my teachers, the college counselors were amazing throughout the college application process, making sure our essays were perfect and that our applications were submitted on time. Overall I wouldn't have wanted to pick anywhere else for high school.