At Epiphany, we believe that every aspect of student experience impacts the educational value of our school. Because of this belief, we’ve carefully crafted the educational experience so that students have the ability and freedom to learn and gain valuable life experience both in and out of the classroom. Epiphany students are well-rounded learners who:
We are providing students with the resources and environment necessary for them to write their own stories, carve their own paths, foster their own interests and discover their own passions.
Our academic program was designed to ensure that our students continue to enjoy learning. Vibrant, adaptable classrooms help students of all learning styles get the most out of their coursework and make deeper connections to the material and the real world.
Our experienced faculty and administrative staff work closely with students to facilitate their connections with the learning material and with their peers. 60% of our faculty hold advanced degrees, and we consistently look for opportunities for our staff to continue their education and gain even more valuable experience.
Students enjoy all of the technological advantages of a modern classroom. We connect students with resources around the world to give them the most up-to-date information. Teachers integrate technology into their daily activities to help students find interactive ways to connect concepts and work closely with their peers.
The education doesn’t stop when the bell rings. Educating today’s learners also means providing experiences outside of the classroom. We’ve visited over 33 countries, and by graduation, nearly 100% of our student body has traveled abroad or participated in service opportunities out well outside of the New Bern or ENC communities.
From the very beginning, The Epiphany School of Global Studies set out to be a school that prepared our students for life in the 21st century, emphasizing many key skills like:
And while our STEM initiatives are what help make our graduates to appealing to colleges and universities across the country, we also wanted a school that placed an emphasis on communication—reading, writing, and rhetoric—with deep and meaningful exposure to the humanities. Most importantly, however, we wanted to ensure that our students would grow in their understanding of what it means to Love God and Your Neighbor as Yourself. We understood that academics—in isolation—mean little without the virtues of respect, responsibility, integrity, and service. Our curriculum also reflects the importance of these universal values.
We see all of these areas as essential to the development of well-rounded students, and a clear pathway enables greater success in college and beyond.
Students at The Epiphany School of Global Studies will be:
Lifelong Learners… who vigorously gather and analyze information, pursue questions and understand that learning is a lifelong endeavor.
Critical Thinkers… who appreciate diverse perspectives and solve problems using a variety of methods.
Effective Communicators… who listen, speak, and write with clarity and conviction.
Globally Aware Citizens… who understand the interconnectedness of cultures, economies, and religions around the world.
Courageous Leaders… who understand their responsibilities as mature members of a community and compassionately serve others.
Committed Believers… who joyfully celebrate God and are determined to follow the example of Judeo-Christian traditions.
There are two modes of thought when it comes to designing a curriculum. One option is to create the curriculum, in its entirety, from scratch: the second option is to partner with experts or organizations in various fields and implement research-tested programs with long histories of success.
At The Epiphany School of Global Studies, we have chosen to do the latter. The following list includes the numerous academic partners with whom the school works and links to learn more about the programs.