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Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Admissions FAQ

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL LOOKING FOR IN PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS?

The Epiphany School of Global Studies is looking for prospective students (and families) who support our Guiding Principles of Respect, Responsibility, Service, and Integrity, along with our Academic, Faith, and Global Studies Missions. We seek well-rounded students who wish to participate in our community life.

We seek students who look forward to learning outside the classroom, whether in our local area or in foreign countries. We understand that no two students are the same, and we champion these differences, knowing that we as a community benefit from diverse interests and talents.

The Epiphany School of Global Studies does not discriminate against applicants based on gender, race, color, ethnicity, or religion. While we are a Christian school that embraces the faith's core, we encourage and welcome students of all faith backgrounds—or none—to attend.

Is there a military discount?

Yes, there is a military discount for active duty families only. Active duty families will receive a 5% tuition only discount and be exempt from the $1000 New Family Facility Fee. To qualify, you must submit a copy of your active duty orders.

When do students start to learn world languages?

We offer foreign language immersion in Spanish beginning in kindergarten through second-grade classrooms using the Participate/Splash Language Immersion Program. True fluency takes time, dedication, and practice. Therefore, we continue to emphasize Spanish as a core class in all subsequent grades. Beginning in third grade, students will continue with Spanish, but not in an immersion program.  Prior Spanish is not required to enter any grade level. 

Is there an age cut-off for Kindergarten?

Yes, students should be 5 years old on or before October 1st. 

Tuition assistance faq

How does the school make decisions about tuition assistance?

Epiphany partners with FACTS, a private company that handles this process for a large number of independent schools across the country. The FACTS process provides an objective analysis of each family's financial circumstances. The methodology for determining financial need is similar to that used by most colleges and universities.

This process considers:

  • Taxable and nontaxable income
  • Assets
  • Liabilities
  • Family size
  • Number of students in tuition-charging schools or colleges

After allowances for basic necessities and taxes, remaining funds are considered available for education expenses. FACTS provides the “calculated need" for each applicant. The Epiphany Tuition Assistance Committee then decides how much of that need we can meet with our resources.

Should I apply for assistance?

All students at the school are currently subsidized approximately $675 per year by the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, which means that the cost of tuition is already substantially below the actual cost of education for every student.

While we would like to provide guidelines to help you decide whether to apply for assistance, each family's circumstances are unique. The most helpful guideline comes from your own knowledge of your family's finances.

 

Will tuition assistance impact my child's chance for admission and/or re-enrollment?

No. The determination processes are entirely separate. Families who have applied through FACTS will receive a formal offer from the school that takes into account their means (as established by FACTS) along with the tuition assistance available.

When must the tuition assistance forms be completed?

The forms must be completed by April 15. The school will make an offer for tuition assistance in the spring. Generally, this occurs by early May.

Assistance for the new school year may be withheld from re-enrolling families who have:

  • Not completed the required tuition assistance forms on time
  • Not paid their account
  • Not meeting acceptable standards of academic performance or behavior, as outlined in the Tuition Assistance Policy

Will we get tuition assistance in the future and how much?

School families must reapply for assistance through FACTS every year. If the family's financial circumstances have remained the same, the school will make every effort to provide assistance at a similar level. If the family's circumstances change, the amount awarded will likely change as well.

We cannot predict the number of families that will request assistance each year. 

If I have other children attending other independent schools or colleges, must I apply for tuition assistance from those schools also?

Yes. FACTS assumes that a family applying for assistance at Epiphany will apply for assistance from all institutions their other children may be attending. The school does as well. If another school does not have a tuition assistance program, please note that in your application. In addition, we will ask for verification of assistance from the other schools.