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 grown 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.