Strategic Plan

Epiphany School 2024: Leaders In Seattle Elementary Education

With more than 60 years of history as a beloved Seattle institution, Epiphany School is well positioned to thrive for the next 60. Our new strategic plan builds on the school's many strengths: a legacy of innovation, high academic standards, and a warm, family-friendly atmosphere in which every child is truly known.

Guidepost #1:
Innovative and Individually Responsive Teaching and Learning

Leveraging our legacy of innovation to foster a culture of educational growth and further tailor instruction to meet students’ needs and faculty professional goals

Epiphany School will...

  • deepen student engagement and learning through instructional strategies that enhance personalized learning

  • create Seattle's most robust and well-funded teacher-driven professional development system

  • apply current research and best practice to enhance all curricular areas

  • deepen technology integration to expand collaboration and communication across campus

  • build student character and leadership through signature capstone experiences in every grade

Guidepost #2:
An Authentic and Welcoming Community

Enhancing the welcoming and inclusive culture within Epiphany School through actionable diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; extended day expansion; and broader and more diverse volunteerism opportunities

Epiphany School will...

  • develop a strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan to ensure our community continues to thrive by welcoming families with diverse perspectives and a strong commitment to school partnership

  • grow community participation through a broader range of opportunities for volunteering and family involvement

  • further expand our high-quality before- and after-school and summer camp programming

  • support students and families with a first-in-field Outplacement program

Guidepost #3:
The Future:
Growth and

Enhancing and investing in our school’s programming and campus to maintain our position as a leader in Seattle elementary education and deliver on our vision, mission, and values

Epiphany School will...

  • identify opportunities for short- and longer-term development of campus and programs
  • develop a teacher residency program to provide additional staffing across the grades, expanded leadership pathways for faculty, and advanced teacher training in Seattle

Strategic Plan Perspectives

"Since its formation, Epiphany School has been a place that celebrates children and helps them grow. The new strategic plan honors the wonder of childhood while encouraging the growth and learning of the entire community."

—Board of Trustees Member

"This plan harnesses our strengths—capable and motivated faculty, a history of supporting children, a community eager to make connections—to broaden and strengthen the school.”

—Current Parent and Board Member

"The expanded commitment to supporting teachers' professional growth will push us to the next level as leaders in elementary education. By bringing new strategies and perspectives back to our classrooms, we can help all students become strong and respectful self-advocates for their own learning and growth in middle school and beyond.”

—Faculty Member

"We are proud to be leading the work of providing a tailored learning experience for Epiphany students. An experience that is founded on knowing students deeply and shifting instruction to meet their needs. We have partnered with talented faculty to expand on our solid foundations."

—Leadership Team and Strategic Planning Task Force Member

"The strategic planning process has been ambitious, inclusive, and thorough. It has led to a strong plan with broad Board and faculty support that will significantly increase the school's value proposition."

—Board of Trustees Member

The Making of the Strategic Plan