At The Epiphany School of Global Studies, “Educational Philosophy” is the system of beliefs that underpins the overall academic program and informs all academic decision-making at the school.
At the heart of our daily teaching and learning is the anchoring tradition of the liberal arts. Despite the unfortunately wide-spread error that limits the “liberal arts” to focus primarily on “the humanities,” at Epiphany, we affirm the richer understanding of liberal arts as encompassing the humanities and sciences in fruitful partnerships. It is the integration of specialized fields of study into a broader maxim of our shared human experience that is, in Epiphany’s view, the true goal of education.
Leadership at Epiphany reflects specific beliefs about how best to incorporate the best traditions of liberal arts study throughout the curriculum. The academic program at Epiphany strives above all to develop in our students the ability to ask the right questions, to think critically, and to allow creativity, curiosity, adaptability, perseverance, and motivation to grow in partnership with a broad-based liberal arts education. These skills are at the heart of high-quality 21st-century learning.
There is also heavy emphasis on a fully integrated program of Global Studies that prepares students for the world they will be facing, with highlighted focus on the Humanities; Reading, Writing and Rhetoric; STEM Education Coalition principles, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and SAT preparation. While more specific information is provided in the Academic Program section of the website, it’s important to understand the concepts that undergird the educational philosophy behind the entire academic program.