Admissions

Academic and social success for each student.

The Epiphany School of Charlotte welcomes students in grades 3 through 9 with average to above average intelligence. Our students experience challenges with social communication, which can interfere with learning and their ability to navigate the social world.

At Epiphany, however, we celebrate each child’s uniqueness and we create an unhurried environment of self-awareness and openness to learning. The result is a place for our amazing children to not merely be educated, but to flourish and achieve their greatest potential.

Applying is easy. Here’s how:

Step 1

Learn more about who we are and our Epiphany story.

Step 2

See if your child will thrive here. Determine if we’re a good fit.

Step 3

Fill out an inquiry form and we’ll get in touch with you with more info.

Step 4

Visit us! Schedule a time to come in and experience what we’re all about.

Will we be a good fit for your child?

No formal diagnosis is required, however, our students often possess traits or diagnoses of Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder (High Functioning, Level 1), Social Communication Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Sensory Processing Disorder, NVLD and other communication disorders.

Our students are often described as:

  • Enjoying being by themselves, yet want friends.
  • Very aware of social situations, but have difficulty engaging
  • Enjoying special interests such as technology, Legos, Harry Potter books, Star Wars, superheros, trains/planes/automobiles, weather/science/animals, coding, and video games
  • Doing well in school with proper social-emotional support and care-giving
  • Teacher-pleasers, rule-followers, “policing” the room/classroom, justice-seekers, struggling with fair vs. equal

Psychological and Educational Evaluation
Parents must provide a current (within 2 years) comprehensive psychological and educational evaluation to The Epiphany School of Charlotte. This document will be requested at the onset of the official application process. It is important to have updated evaluation ready before applying.

Classroom Visits
Epiphany staff may observe your child in his or her current school setting. Prospective students will participate in two to three scheduled days at Epiphany. As part of the visit, prospective students participate in a regular school day in his or her current grade (including classroom and physical education activities).

Traits & Diagnosis

  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism – High Functioning, Level 1
  • Social communication difference
  • Quirky, socially awkward
  • Rigid thinking
  • Transition difficulty
  • Change is difficult
  • Special interest
  • Taking other’s perspective on things
  • Self awareness difficulty

Financial Aid Options for Tuition Assistance

The Epiphany School of Charlotte Tuition Assistance

  • Educational scholarships for eligible children enrolled at The Epiphany School of Charlotte. Tuition Assistance award amounts are not given until the child has been accepted to The Epiphany School of Charlotte.
  • Visit online.factsmgt.com/aid to submit your tax documents. This FACTS application process will provide Epiphany with your need assessment. (Much like FAFSFA for college tuition aid.)

Children’s Scholarship Fund—Charlotte

  • Provides educational scholarships up to $2500 for eligible children in grades K-8 in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
  • Visit csfcharlotte.org for more information and to apply.
  • Eligibility: Families must reside in Mecklenburg County. Families must demonstrate financial need as measured by the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program. Children must be entering Kindergarten or transferring from a public school. Children must be attending grades K-8 during the year of funding.

Opportunity Scholarship Grants

  • Provides educational scholarship grants of up to $4200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a nonpublic school.
  • Visit www.ncseaa.edu for more information and to apply.
  • Applications begin on February 1st, of each year.

Children with Disabilities Scholarship Grant

  • Awarded to reimburse tuition and related services for each eligible child who is choosing to attend a nonpublic school.
  • The grant awards up to $4000 per semester, or $8000 per year.
  • Visit www.ncseaa.edu for more information and to apply.
  • School year applications begin May 1st, of each year.

The Education Savings Account

  • ESA) is a program established by the North Carolina General Assembly that expands school choice for eligible students with disabilities in kindergarten through 12th grade. The program provides an option for parents to pay tuition and required fees at a participating nonpublic school and/or qualified expenses for their children with disabilities who attend school in an eligible nonpublic setting, including home school.
  • Children who are placed in a nonpublic school by their parents do not have a right to receive all of the special education and related services that they would receive if enrolled in the public schools. Likewise, a private school does not have a legal obligation to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and to establish a plan prior to enrollment which meets their child’s educational needs.  The school year application will open at 9:00 AM on February 1st  of each year. For more information about the Education Savings Account, visit ncseaa.edu/ESA.htm.

Tuition & Fees
2019-2020 School Year

The Epiphany School of Charlotte Tuition Assistance

Total School Year Fee Schedule:
Application Fee: $250
Tuition: $21,300

Schedule of Payments: The Application Fee is due with the submission of completed Application forms and is non-refundable. A non-refundable Deposit of $2,000 is due at the time your child is accepted along with the return of your signed Enrollment Agreement Contract.

The remaining balance is payable in full or in monthly installments as outlined in the Enrollment Contract.

The Epiphany School of Charlotte accepts students on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The Epiphany School of Charlotte, Inc., admits students of all races, colors, national and ethnic origins to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded, or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and  athletic and other school administered programs.

Need-based financial aid is available, but limited. Eligibility is determined by FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Financial aid applications are available online (factsmgt.com).

State funded grants are available. Please see ncseaa.edu for more information.

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