A School with Old-fashioned Virtues
The Epiphany School of Global Studies encourages its entire community to honor “The Great Commandment” and strive to practice the values of Respect, Responsibility, Service and Integrity on a daily basis.
As a community of faith and scholarship, we acknowledge and celebrate the inherent dignity of all human beings. Praise and acknowledgments for a job well done are encouraged, and bullying simply isn’t tolerated. Both students and faculty have a high regard for each other while also recognizing that mistakes often provide the best learning opportunities. Students can interact with any member of the school community in a high-quality learning environment.
Throughout their years at Epiphany, our students learn to embrace self-reliance and the aptitude to succeed as an individual while internalizing the importance of civic humanism. We strongly encourage all students to do their projects and homework without their parents’ help, just as we strongly encourage all parents to avoid doing their children’s work for them. Late homework is accepted but penalized with a lower grade to help students learn the importance of time-management. All students are encouraged to use their skills—whatever they may be—to contribute to society as a whole.
Through various learning opportunities both inside and outside of school, students will develop an appreciation for diverse cultures and perspectives, and will also gain exposure to people who are less fortunate than themselves. Because our students are afforded multiple opportunities for service participation in a safe and enriching environment, they will grow confident about working outside their comfort zones. To Love God and Your Neighbor as Yourself demands that all members of our community offer their time and talent to compassionately respond to the needs of others, while learning from those we serve.
We acknowledge that success in college and in life demands that students are accountable to rigorous standards achieved with honesty. All students are asked to sign the Honor Code, ensuring their work is their own. Students are encouraged to view their words and actions through the prism of truth. In Chapel, classrooms, on stage, and on the playing fields, the faculty strives to ensure that our students are equipped with the knowledge, habits, and attitudes for continuous growth and achievement, while also maintaining an inner compass of humility, honesty, and compassion for others.