The Epiphany Upper School

Years of planning and hard work culminate in Epiphany’s upper school. While continuing with the rigorous coursework, students are beginning to prepare themselves for the next level by mastering skills, such as critical thinking, independence, and empathy. Global experiences put these ideas into practical application, as students truly understand their impact to the world around them. 

  • A rigorous college prep curriculum withIMG_0012.jpg eleven AP classes available
  • Upper school writing classes prepare students for the rigors of post-high school education and encourage independent research and thought
  • Electives available in relevant, STEM related fields of study, such as Java programming, Programming, Game Design, Criminology, and Science Olympiad
  • All high school students participate in a service learning, language immersion experience, where they can put their global studies education in action and truly participate as global citizens
  • To date, Epiphany students have participated in global experiences abroad in 33 different countries 
  • Personalized college guidance begins in 9th grade so students can work towards the school that’s right for them and have the opportunity to seek scholarship opportunities

World Language

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Social Studies

Students emerging from Global Studies at The Epiphany School of Global Studies will acquire and utilize lifelong learning skills and values of democracy. Students should be able to evaluate the relative significance of information and to present/express diverse views. Values of democracy include awareness of the world community with a respect and appreciation for individuality, moral courage, and a spirit of inquiry.

AP Human Geography

The AP Human Geography course is equivalent to an introductory college-level course in human geography. The course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards (2012).

World History

The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of the world history from approximately 8000 BCE to the present. This college-level course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development and interaction of cultures; state building, expansion, and conflict; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

AP US History

The AP U.S. History course focuses on the development of historical thinking skills (chronological reasoning, comparing and contextualizing, crafting historical arguments using historical evidence, and interpreting and synthesizing historical narrative) and the development of students’ abilities to think conceptually about U.S. history.