Maintaining physical, mental and spiritual health while in seminary is an important discipline to keep in the ongoing formation of Christian leaders. VTS makes every effort to aid students in their wellness practices. The food in the refectory allows ample choices so students can maintain healthy diets. Students have access to the gym facilities at neighboring Episcopal High School. Informal team sports are organized by students annually. Football, soccer, softball, and basketball are mainstays during the academic year, with teams often traveling to weekend tournaments with other seminaries. Though the school does not have a pool, the Chinquapin Recreation Center
(about a mile from the Seminary) does have one and welcomes Alexandria residents for a minimal charge. Mental Health
Northern Virginia and Washington DC offer excellent services for counseling for individuals, families, and children. In addition, those in recovery from addiction can easily find support and resources nearby.Spiritual Direction
Spiritual Direction is encouraged by Virginia Seminary for students, faculty, staff, and spouses or partners of students, to support formation for ministry. The seminary seeks to underscore the importance of this practice by offering partial reimbursement to directees during the academic year.