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.

Our application deadline is January 16, 2020. After this date, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

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 21 at 6 pm, 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 16, 2020.

The 2019-2020 tuition is $26,705 and is set by the Board of Trustees each winter. To learn more about financial assistance 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 between October and January.

You can also register to attend our annual Open House, held on November 21, 2019 at 6 pm. Learn more about Open House here and RSVP via your Ravenna account or email


The application process consists of the following elements:

  • Create an account in Ravenna Hub, search for Epiphany School, and click “Apply.”
  • Fill out the core application and submit along with the application fee (you can request a fee waiver by contacting
  • 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 21. Register through Ravenna or email
  • Electronic decision letters go out on March 20; responses are due March 27.

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Greg Jones

Director of Enrollment Management and Admission

Important Dates


30: Online Application open


Register online for Group Tours and Parent Interviews


13: Eastside Independent School Fair, 2-4 pm,
Mercer Island Community Center

14: Seattle Independent School Fair, 6-8 pm, Northgate

16: Independent School Fair for People of Color, 6-8 pm, New Holly Gathering Hall

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

20: Sibling Application Deadline

21: Epiphany School Open House. 6-8:30 pm. RSVP through Ravenna or by email.


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

6: Early Application Deadline

7: Sibling Assessment, 8:30-10 am

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

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

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

20: Sibling Decisions Released


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

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

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

16: Application Deadline

21: Kindergarten Assessment Day. Register through Ravenna


1: Kindergarten Assessment. Register through Ravenna

6: Financial Aid Deadline

24: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day. Register through Ravenna


7: Pre-Kindergarten Assessment Day. Register through Ravenna

20: Admission Decisions Released

27: Family Response Due


Spring Moving-Up Coffees for Returning and New Families


6: New Family Night

Admission FAQs

How much is tuition?

Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade tuition is $26,705 for the 2019-2020 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 2020-21 school year is January 16. Be sure to have the initial application, parent statement, and teacher evaluations in by this date.

When should I start the application process?

Anytime between late August and mid-January you can inquire, schedule a group tour (there are many options throughout the fall and winter), and complete your application. Starting the process early ensures a broader range of options for scheduling your assessment and interview dates.

What is the class size?

Each grade level has two classes. Each of our two Pre-K classrooms typically has a range of 16-18 students, with a lead teacher and instructional assistant in each classroom and a third assistant providing additional support across both classrooms. Each of our two Kindergarten classrooms typically has a range of 18-20 students, with a lead teacher and instructional assistant in each classroom. 

What is the student to faculty ratio?

With our number of instructional assistants, math and literacy specialists, and learning skills specialists, our ratio of teacher to student is approximately 7:1.

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. Our graduates receive multiple options of top-choice, best-fit schools. Some students choose to attend 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, Billings, and Overlake.

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?

The school and the church are unaffiliated, but enjoy a strong neighborly relationship. Epiphany School was started by the church 60 years ago and became independent shortly thereafter. The church graciously provides space for our school performances, special meetings, and Fifth Grade graduation. Epiphany School has no religious 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.