The Epiphany School of Global Studies uses a Rolling Admissions Process in which students are accepted in several rounds. It's best to apply early because we admit qualified students on a first-come, first serve basis until all spots are filled. Mandatory interviews, which occur in January, February, and March, can't be scheduled until the application is otherwise complete. Once all class spots are filled, prospective students are placed on the wait-list.
If spots are still open in specific grades after the final round of acceptances have gone out, The Epiphany School of Global Studies will continue to interview qualified students on a case-by-case basis through the end of August.
Once the Application is complete, please return to the school along with the Application Fee of $150.
All applicants who desire admission to The Epiphany School of Global Studies must fill out an application. Currently, the application fee is $150. Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the school. The application may be returned by mail or may be dropped off in person.
To return via the USPS, UPS, or Fedex:
The Epiphany School of Global Studies, Office of Admissions
2301 Trent Road, New Bern, NC 28562
To drop off in person:
The Epiphany School of Global Studies,
Founders Hall-Admissions Office
2201 Henderson Avenue, New Bern, NC 28560
Parents will be contacted to schedule an on-campus Interview for the prospective student either in January, February or March:
After an application has been submitted and processed, a prospective student will then participate in an on-campus interview. This interview will be a one-on-one conversation with the prospective student and either the appropriate Division Principal or faculty member. The interview is not a quiz or test of knowledge; rather, it is a get-to-know-you session to findout if the applicant would be a good fit for our school community. The interview lasts approximately twenty-thirty minutes.
Following the interview, prospective Kindergarten and First-grade students will complete a developmental screening test.
The Epiphany School of Global Studies uses materials and tests provided by the Gesell Institute, to ensure appropriate developmental readiness for incoming students. Children mature at different rates, and because of the general rigor of the academic program at The Epiphany School of Global Studies, it's critical that a student be developmentally ready. For further information about the screening, visit gesellinstitute.org.
The screening lasts approximately thirty minutes.
Following the interview, prospective students in grades 3-12 will receive a take-home writing assignment, which must be completed and returned to the Admissions Office.
Writing is a core skill and point of emphasis at The Epiphany School of Global Studies. It's critical, however, that the prospective student hand- write the work. If admitted, this writing sample serves as a valuable resource for teachers to understand the writing strengths and weaknesses of each student.
The completed application is evaluated by the Admissions Committee
The Admissions Committee, which includes the Admissions Coordinator and administrators from the appropriate Primary, Elementary, Middle, or Upper School divisions, will carefully review each applicant's file in a holistic compilation. The Admissions Committee takes into account the Epiphany application, parental responses, student writing samples, student transcripts, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and a summary from the student interview in trying to form an overall picture of how that student will fit into our community. We do not make judgments based on one test or one grade.
After consideration of all of the available information, the Admissions Committee determines if the student will be a good fit at The Epiphany School of Global Studies. Finally, the Admissions Department will notify the candidate and family of one of the following:
A student is generally notified from two to three weeks after the interview, testing, and writing assignment have all been submitted. First-round acceptances are generally sent in February, second-round in March, and third-round are generally sent in April.
Enrollment deposits are due approximately two weeks after offers are mailed. Payment of the $400 non-refundable fee is the only way to guarantee your child a spot in the upcoming school year.