Admission

Why Choose Epiphany School?

“Epiphany was responsible for teaching me how to learn. Epiphany teachers are the ones I remember, the ones who changed my life.” —Alumnus

Epiphany School offers an exceptional academic program in a caring environment that nurtures a love of learning, while growing courageous, curious, and confident students. Epiphany students are challenged and engaged by a comprehensive curriculum that includes numerous opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills and live out our values of respect, resourcefulness, and responsibility. Located in the Madrona neighborhood, Epiphany School serves students Pre-K through Fifth Grade and is known for its welcoming and involved community of talented faculty, staff, and families.

I look forward to meeting you soon. Please attend our Open House on November 29 and come tour our beautiful campus now through January 15.

Our application deadline is January 15, 2019. After this date, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please follow the steps below to inquire or apply.

Sincerely,
Greg Jones
Director of Enrollment Management and Admission

 

Learn More!

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 sign up for a school tour, RSVP for our Open House and panel discussion on November 29, and complete the core application and supplemental forms (including teacher evaluation and parent/guardian statements).

Epiphany School’s online application process opens each year in late August. At that time, you can begin submitting your application materials. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.

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

Inquire + Visit

Once you have created an account in Ravenna, you can select “explore” or “apply” to register for a Parent Group Tour (required for all applicants). These comprehensive tours are led by our Director of Enrollment Management and Admission, with assistance from Fifth Grade students and current parents. You will tour the classrooms, see students in action, meet school leadership, and have a chance to ask all your questions. Tours are held frequently now through January 15.

You can also register to attend our annual Open House, held this year on November 29 and featuring “Choosing the Right School for Your Child,” a dynamic panel discussion with independent school consultants. Learn more about Open House here and RSVP via your Ravenna account or email RSVP@epiphanyschool.org.

Apply

The application process consists of the following elements:

  • Create an account in Ravenna, search for Epiphany School, and click “Apply.”
  • Fill out the core application and submit along with application fee (you can request a fee waiver by contacting gjones@epiphanyschool.org).
  • Register for a parent group tour of the school (adults only, babies welcome).
  • Select a parent/guardian interview time and student assessment visit.
  • Submit supplemental materials (parent/guardian questionnaire, teacher evaluation/s)—note these are common forms shared among multiple schools; you only need to request them once and they will be electronically submitted to the schools that you have applied to through Ravenna.
  • OPTIONAL: Attend Open House on November 29. Register through Ravenna or email rsvp@epiphanyschool.org.
  • Electronic decision letters go out on March 15; responses are due March 22.

Epiphany School is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the principle of equal access and opportunity in education and employment and full participation for persons with disabilities in all of its programs and services. Epiphany School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, age, sex, marital status, political ideology, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Discover Epiphany!

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Greg Jones

Director of Enrollment Management and Admission

gjones@epiphanyschool.org

Important Dates

August

28: Online Application open

September

Register online for Group Tours

October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November

6: 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

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

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

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

29:  Epiphany School Open House. 6-8:30 pm

Ravenna

December

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

14: 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

19 Sibling Decisions Released

January

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

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

15: Application Deadline

26: Kindergarten Assessment Day

 

Feb

2: Kindergarten Assessment

7: Financial Aid Deadline

9: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day

 

March

2: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day

15: Admission Decisions Released

22: Family Response Due

April

Returning and new family Moving - Up coffees, TBD

May

9: New Family Night

Admission FAQs

How much is tuition?

Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade tuition is $24,955 for the 2018-2019 school year. Epiphany School is committed to making financial assistance available to families for whom the cost of tuition would be a barrier to attendance. Learn more about financial aid here.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is January 15. 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. Kindergarten students must be five years old before September 1.

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, to 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. Typically, eighty to ninety 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 (SAAS), 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. 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. Learn more about our history and
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.