About Epiphany

Epiphany Fast Facts

Academic Programs

  • We continue to maintain a low student to faculty ratio (8 to 1) to ensure that students receive all of the personalized, individualized attention they deserve.
  • Lower School conducts Spanish immersion classes in Kindergarten, and many classes are taught with 50% Spanish and 50% English. Grades 3 through 5 continue their Spanish language learning with one hour of Spanish each day.
  • No teaching to the test/EOG/standardized testing allows teachers to teach the full year and focus on each student's achievements and needs.
  • Learning Services and various tutoring opportunities are available.
  • Regular field trips and experiential learning opportunities for each grade throughout the year.
  • Balanced STEM curriculum with a comprehensive, hands-on science program begins in Kindergarten.
  • Enrichment classes teach students the value of collaboration and communication, and lay the foundation for a broader, global perspective.
  • Highly qualified, experienced teachers who focus on the individual student to achieve maximum potential.
  • Living history and experiential learning trips to Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Charleston, and Washington DC.
  • STEM trip to Disney for grades 6-8.
  • Based on Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, life skills classes continue the enrichment curriculum in lower grades and foster self-awareness and independence.
  • Beginning in 6th grade, students will take two electives a year (one per semester), allowing them to discover and mature their interest in the arts or athletics.
  • We offer a challenging curriculum with regular, Honors, and AP classes.
  • Upper school writing classes prepare students for the rigors of post-high school education and encourage independent research and thought.
  • Career and College Planning are offered as courses to help students prepare for key college skills like test taking, independent and critical thinking, and finding the right school for them.
  • We continue to seek opportunities for teachers to further their training and stay abreast in the latest trends in education and technology in the classroom.
  • Enrichment and life skills classes are teaching students self-awareness, critical thinking, communication and collaboration; the keys to success for the “21st century student.”

College Preparation

  • We have a 100% matriculation rate, successfully placing every Epiphany graduate in the college that’s right for them.
  • Impressive and growing list of college and university acceptances.
  • Create a foundation for future success – in 2016, Epiphany graduates received 2.8 million in grants in scholarships (nearly $100,000 per graduate).
  • Dual accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools AND Southern Association of Independent Schools.
  • College Planning classes allow students to learn key college placement skills like test taking as well as preparing them to find the college that will be the best fit for each student.
  • Personalized college guidance and curriculum begins in 9th grade so students can work towards the school that’s right for them and have the opportunity to seek scholarship opportunities.

Cost/Value

  • Financial aid is available for families who qualify, with preference given to families beginning in 6th grade.
  • Field trips and experiential learning opportunities are covered in the regular tuition.
  • Monthly and quarterly e-newsletters and an active social media help parents stay connected with daily activities and highlights from the school year. Parent-teacher communication is always encouraged.
  • Less expensive than other comparable area independent schools.
  • We have a 100% matriculation rate, successfully placing every Epiphany graduate in a college or university.
  • Close proximity reduces cost for transportation (bussing) to and from school.
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Student Experience

  • “Love God and Your Neighbor as Yourself” at the core of everything we do.
  • Students are free to explore new ideas and develop their independence under the guidance of an experienced faculty and staff.
  • We offer a wide range of clubs, extracurriculars and athletics so students can explore interests in a wide range of programs, like NC Junior Classical League and Model UN.
  • Kids want to come to school every day. Students, teachers and parents describe their experience as a family, supportive, happy, friendly, and safe.
  • All students have a faculty advisor that can lend a helpful ear, provide academic, spiritual or emotional guidance, and encourage students to reach their highest potential.
  • “Evenings at the School” give students more social time to interact with their peers in less-regimented academic environment.
  • Nearly 95% of all high school students participate in a study abroad experience, where they can put their global studies education in action and truly participate as global citizens.
  • Community Days and other service opportunities help students understand the value of giving back and help create the foundation of global citizen.
  • First Day of School: Students in all grades participate in a full day of service work in the community, setting the stage for more substantial service opportunities in middle and upper school.
  • Lower school clubs and extra-curricular activities are available, such as Science Olympiad, Global Club, and Student Government.
  • Buddy Days pair high school students with elementary and grade school students.
  • We have instituted a “no-cut” policy for our athletics programs, and nearly 85% of our student body participates in athletics.
  • To date, Epiphany students have participated in global experiences abroad in 26 different countries.
  • Seniors spend the last month of their senior year participating a various service learning opportunities.