Admission

I am thrilled that you are exploring Epiphany School for your family.

We are an independent school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade located near the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle's Madrona/Madison Park neighborhood. The best way to experience our academic excellence and student engagement is to come tour our beautiful campus and witness our mission to challenge students to be confident, curious, and courageous.

This year we celebrate 60 years of innovative teaching in a welcoming environment that blends traditional values, such as our focus on character development and respect, with experiential and integrated learning.

I know that finding the right school for your family is a journey that takes a great deal of thoughtful research. Epiphany School offers many enjoyable opportunities for you and your child to know us and to discover why students thrive here. When you walk into our school, visit classrooms, and meet the faculty, administration, community, and students who make up the Epiphany experience, I know you will be inspired.

We strive to make this process a pleasant one for you and for your child. Please explore our website, schedule a tour and contact me anytime along the way. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!

Please follow the steps below to inquire or apply.

Sincerely,


Greg Jones
Director of Admission

How To Inquire or Apply

Epiphany School is one of the many Seattle area schools that uses Ravenna for online inquiry and application. Through Ravenna you will be able to submit an inquiry, an application, and necessary supplemental forms. Many of these forms are common, shared among multiple schools. Epiphany School’s online application process will open at the end of August 2017. At that time, you can begin submitting your application materials. You also can submit an inquiry at any time, which will allow you to sign up for a group tour and RSVP for our Open House on November 30, 2017.

Please visit our Financial Aid page for information and frequently asked questions regarding financial assistance.

Visiting Our School:

Tours & Open House

Attend a Campus Tour

Visit the Epiphany School campus and see teachers and students in action. Once you have created a student profile on Ravenna, you can sign up for a campus tour online. There are many dates and days to choose from.

Tours run from October through January and last an hour and a half. Each tour is led by the Director of Admission, current parents, and current Fifth Grade students. This tour is for parents and guardians only, please. Babies are welcome.

Registration for tours is open on Ravenna.

Attend Our Open House

Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Epiphany School Campus

The Epiphany Open House is an event for prospective parents/guardians. It is a great way to learn more about the programs and curriculum at Epiphany School directly from teachers, administrators, students, and current parents/guardians.

Application Deadline:

The Puget Sound Independent Schools deadline is January 11, 2017. After this date, applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact our admission office to inquire about space availability.

Greg Jones image

Greg Jones

Director of Admission

gjones@epiphanyschool.org

Important Dates

August

28: Online Application open

September

Register online for Group Tours

October

8: Eastside Independent School Fair, Chinook Middle School, 2-4 pm.

11: Independent School Fair for People of Color (ISFOC). Rainier Community Center 6-8 pm.

17: Seattle Independent School Fair, Northgate 6-8 pm.

18: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am Register through Ravenna

26: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am Register through
Ravenna.

November

2: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

7: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

8: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

17: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

20: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

30: Epiphany School Open House. 6-8 pm

December

7: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

8: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

9: Sibling Assessment, 8:30-10:00 am

15: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

January

9: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

10: Epiphany School Group Tour. 9:00-10:30 am. Register through
Ravenna

11: Application Deadline

20: Kindergarten Assessment Day

27: Kindergarten Assessment Day

Feb

8: Financial Aid Deadline

10: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day

17: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day

March

3: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day

16: Decision Notification

27: Family Response

May

9: New Family Night

April

Returning and new family Moving - Up coffees, TBD

Admission FAQs

How much is tuition?

Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade tuition is $23,215 for the 2017-2018 school year.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is January 11. Be sure to have the initial application, parent statement, and teacher evaluations in by this date.

When should I start the application process?

Now! There are many parts that taken in steps will be easier to manage. Inquire now through Ravenna, schedule a group tour (there are many options throughout the fall and winter), then complete your application before January.

How many openings does the school have?

Typically, more than 50 percent of our Pre-Kindergarten class is open for new families. The other half is filled by siblings of current students. This means there are generally around 14 seats open in Pre-Kindergarten. We add anywhere from 6 to 10 new students in our Kindergarten program and in other grades based on attrition.

What is the class size?

Each grade level has two classes. Each of our two Pre-Kindergarten classes has between 14 and 16 students. There are two teachers per classroom in this grade level. Kindergarten through Fifth Grade classes have between 17 and 19 students per class.

What is the student to faculty ratio?

We have one teacher for every eight students. With the many specialists, learning skills, and assistant teachers we have many adults who get to know and work with the students.

Our Faculty

Is there an age requirement for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten?

Yes, Pre-Kindergarten students must be four years old by September 1, 2017. Kindergarten students must be five years old before September 1, 2017.

What is your Sibling Policy?

Epiphany School supports its family community with a dedicated sibling policy. Siblings of students currently enrolled at Epiphany School are given preference for admission consideration. Sibling applicants must adhere to the school’s age requirements as well as demonstrate academic and emotional readiness for admission.

Does Epiphany School have a wait list?

We maintain a wait pool throughout the spring and summer of the admission year. Students who qualify for our program, but who are not admitted due to space are placed in our wait pool if requested by the parent(s)/guardian(s). If space becomes available students may be called out of the wait pool.

Where do Epiphany School families live?

Our families come from 27 different Seattle area zip codes. Most of our families live in the neighborhoods East of interstate 5, south of the Montlake Cut and north of Interstate 90.

How can parents get involved in the life of the school?

Epiphany School has a long history of parent involvement. All families automatically become members of the Epiphany Parent Council (EPC) and are expected and encouraged to participate in a variety of ways. There are myriad opportunities to Get Involved -- from reading in the classroom, chaperoning a fieldtrip, to co-chairing our auction.

Where do students go after graduation?

Most Epiphany School graduates attend independent middle schools in the region. Eighty percent of our graduates receive acceptance from their first choice school. A few students choose the public school HCC (Highly Capable Cohort) or regular program within their local public school. Schools our students typically matriculate to include: Seattle Academy of Arts and Science, The Bush School, Lakeside School, The Northwest School, University Prep, Forest Ridge of the Sacred Heart, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Seattle Girls School, and Eastside Preparatory School.

Does the school offer Financial Aid?

Yes! Please go to our Financial Aid page for information, deadlines, and more.

How many students are enrolled at Epiphany School?

Our enrollment is between 235 and 245 students.

What is the relationship between Epiphany School and Epiphany Church next door?

Epiphany School was started by the church 60 years ago and became independent shortly thereafter.
Our History
The school and the church enjoy a strong neighborly relationship. The church graciously provides space for our school performances, special meetings, and Fifth Grade graduation.
Epiphany School has no religion affiliations and welcomes students ad families of all races, religions, and national or ethnic origins.
Discover Epiphany

What does it mean to be accredited by NWAIS?

Schools accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) are involved in an ongoing process that helps each school clarify and enact its vision, mission, and values to grow and develop and deliver a high-quality educational experience.

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