Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for children of economically-disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other’s presence. Epiphany’s small classes, individualized curricula, and extended school days provide rigorous academic, moral, and social instruction. In close partnership with families, we are an innovative learning community that affords structured support to help students thrive. Together we are a school that never gives up on a child. Epiphany challenges students to discover and develop the fullness of their individual gifts. We seek to prepare graduates who will contribute intelligently, morally, and actively to the society they will inherit.
History & Overview
Founded in 1997, Epiphany believes that every child deserves a quality education in a supportive environment. We serve approximately 90 students in grades 5-8, hundreds of young adults in our graduate support program, and hundreds more families all from economically disadvantaged backgrounds from Boston. Our education is based on individualized attention and essential skill building with a far-reaching web of support, and we offer 12-hour school days, small classes, and tutoring. We also serve three meals daily and two snacks, run competitive sports programs, and ensure students’ health and social needs are met. All of our students have high-quality programming 11 months of the year, and our graduates remain active members of the school community. We admit most students by lottery, although siblings are generally automatically admitted because we work in close partnership with families. We also reserve 30% of our slots for children involved with the Department of Children & Families (DCF) because of abuse or neglect. Finally, as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring Epiphany graduates succeed, we provide substantial resources to all of our former students. Epiphany’s essence is a commitment to its mission to “never give up on a child.”
In June, 2016, we learned we will receive a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Epiphany is proud to have been chosen from 479 applicants through a competitive review process. Learn more about Cummings Foundation by visiting www.cummingsfoundation.org
Our summer intensive program, held each year at the Groton School, was recently covered by The Groton Herald. To read the article and learn more about how we spend our summers, click here.
Epiphany School was recently featured on Mass Realty. Check it out here: