School Information

Population: 260 Students
Motto: Where Hope and Dreams Come True
Mascot: Bulldog
Colors: Green and White

William Marvin Bass Elementary School is proud to be the first elementary school in Lynchburg to require school uniforms and also the first school to implement a year-round calendar. These innovations were begun in the 2004-05 school year as part of an academic reform package to better serve the needs of our diverse school population.

The academic year begins in July and is divided into six grading periods of 6 weeks each. Excluding the first and last, each grading period has a one week “intersession” during which selected students attend school in the mornings for concentrated work on skills that need further reinforcement. Students and faculty attend the same number of days as the rest of the school system and enjoy the same holidays.

The amended schedule has had a very positive effect on skills retention and reinforcement of a nurturing academic environment where all children are encouraged to succeed.


Traveling north on Campbell Avenue, turn right onto Seabury Avenue immediately past Fairview United Methodist Church. Traveling south on Campbell Avenue, turn left onto Seabury past Fairview Christian Church. School is at the end of the street.

School Hours

Students: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Teachers: 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Administration and Clerical Staff: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School Year

Two semesters, four grading periods of nine weeks each

Partners in Education

  • Liberty University
  • McDonald's
  • Lynchburg Fine Arts Center
  • United States Postal Service
  • Subway
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Virginia
  • Bank of America
  • McDonald's (The Plaza)
  • Subway Shop (Campbell Ave.)
  • Young Lawyers of Central Virginia
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (Kid's Cafe')
  • Putt Putt Golf and Games
  • Keith Lee Dance Theatre of Lynchburg
  • Barnes and Noble of Lynchburg


The Lynchburg City School Division is accredited by both the Virginia State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


16 full-time classroom teachers and 13 professional classified personnel. In addition, there are two Title 1 teachers, three Special Education teachers, and five resource teachers.

School History

Built in 1950 and named for Mr. William Marvin Bass, a former principal. Addition in 1963, renovations from 1996-1999.

Registration & Application Information

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