Never Stop Learning and Growing
Lexington, VA is filled with opportunities for art, cultural and educational experiences. As home to two colleges, Lexington offers a blend of sophistication and small-town charm. Kendal at Lexington residents stay curious about life and have a passion for learning. History, music, art, science, gardening, technology, philosophy, current events and much more. The Kendal at Lexington community is filled with academically-minded people who seek out opportunities for lifelong learning.
Residents have even developed their own Kendal College program. These multidisciplinary courses are resident-driven and fascinating. Some classes are lecture-style while others are hands-on. Most take place on the Kendal campus but some include off-site adventures. The topics are broad and varied and the speakers are usually experts in their fields. Washington and Lee University and VMI professors frequently volunteer their time to conduct Kendal College classes.
Examples of Kendal College Programs:
Flora and Fauna of the Blue Ridge Mountains
How to Write Your Autobiography
Exploring Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Photography: Old and New
Geology of Rockbridge County
China’s Role in the Modern World
Learn to Swing Dance
Other Sources for Lifelong Learning
Washington and Lee University allows Kendal at Lexington residents to audit college classes (permission must be obtained from the professor). The W&L Library is also available for resident use.
The Lenfest Center for the Arts offers a full schedule of concerts, plays and student performances.
Virginia Military Institute offers access to lectures and programs by internationally known speakers as well as student performances.
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College offers classes in Rockbridge County that are both credit and non-credit courses on a variety of topics.
The Rockbridge Regional Library is located in downtown Lexington.
Residents often participate in Road Scholar/Elderhostel programs.