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PK-8
Private
Venice, FL
Students enrolled: 250
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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316 Sarasota Street
Venice, FL 34285

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(941) 488-2215
(941) 480-1565
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March 26, 2014
This is a wonderful school! The teachers are very caring, they live their faith, which makes it a great atmosphere for our children. With new leadership there is always a time of transition, every school has it's ups and downs, positives and negatives. Overall I would highly recommend this school---keeping Christ in the center of our kids lives gives them the foundation to be successful in all they do.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
We are done!!! We are not seeing any significant changes being made by the new principal. The school is advertising excellence in education when the curriculum has not improved. Quite frankly I have seen no changes worth mentioning. When you pay good money you expect to get what you pay for. The 'gateway' to the learning starts with kindergarten... this school is way below what other schools are teaching in kindergarten. Your child is not getting a good foundation right from the start. My advice to those of you looking at this school is to sit in classrooms at other schools and then compare. I will say, the best teacher and assistant they have in K through 2nd, is first grade. They are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Great school Great Sports Great science Great art department Great Parrish Great Community partners. My children have attended this Catholic school and it has been the best part of there lives. The problem with the web is so many can hide behind there computer and spew gossip and insults. The small school is Catholic based and provides a moral compass as well as a solid Blue Ribbon education. The greater issue has become that the non church going parents of some children attend who have not had to work as a result of mommy and daddys wealth and do not understand that boy and girl drama is not being a bully its life.Getting stuffed in a locker or racism is bullying and I have never seen or heard anything about bullys,in fact it is an insult to the children and parents who attend to say its not safe. If you value faith,America,community support and the Golden rule than this is your place. If you believe in gossip,rumors,whining and being a spoiled parent please move on and remember that the greatest trick the Devil ever played was to make you believe he does not exist, and as you can see from this persons review he does.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
This School is a complete waste of money... Blue Ribbon? That is laughable... The curriculum is embarrassing, certain teachers are a disgrace.. Zero communication,bullying, inappropriate behaviors (other students) are not only tolerated,they are ignored.This is not a safe environment for any child. Think twice!!! What you see is certainly not what you get.. I write this on behalf of many upset parents....

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
Best school possible for catholic families. The teachers there really care about their students. Your child will definitely recieve a better education at ecs than at a public school.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2013
This school doesn't deserve a Blue Ribbon. They give the children way too much homework and expect the parents to teach it at home. If I wanted to teach my kids I would of home schooled them and saved a lot of money. They have a web site for the teachers to let parents know what the agenda will be, but never seem to have the time or knowledge of how to post up coming assignments. The teachers seldom understand that all kids are not the same and if you don't meet up to there standards then your left behind. The staff does a poor job of laying out when and what they will be tested on or learning. They don't deserve their accreditation and it should be reviewed .What would Jesus say or do? Certainly not what they do!!! May God forgive them!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
I was also asked to write a rewiew for this school when the Principal noticed we went from 5 to 4 star. Not sure how we can actually trust the reviews when they are in my opinion prompted.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
The school has great teachers. Too much math homework, not enough Social studies homework. Needs more balance.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2011
Not only am I a parent of an Epiphany student but I am also a teacher and an alumni. Epiphany allows children to practice their faith and provides the foundation and encouragement for kids to become life long learners. ECS has always been like a second family to me and I feel so blessed to be able to share that with my students and my own children!

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2011
There is a problem with a school when the principle makes it mandatory for her teachers to log in and give the school a good review. The schools rating should come from parents and individuals in the community whom are unbaised.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2011
I have been teaching at Epiphany Cathedral school for over a decade. I can say ECS is one of the best schools I have ever had the the privilege to be at. Not only are we a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, we are also one that cares for our community and serves others.

- submitted by a teacher
January 09, 2011
This year's Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) test results placed our 8th graders at the college level in many areas. Our students in 2-8 all showed a class average of at least one full grade level above their grade. The test results speak for themselves! Our students receive an outstanding education!!! Our students correctly answered over 1/2 million math problems on World Math Day and ranked 3rd in the Nation!!!

- submitted by a teacher
January 09, 2011
This is our 6th year at Epiphany Cathedral School. Our oldest graduates this year, and our youngest is in first grade. Our four chidren have had every teacher, from preschool through 8th grade, at some point during their education. Epiphany is the exception to the rule in that EVERY teacher is top notch. They pour their hearts and souls into educating the whole child. They enrich each child academically, socially and spiritually. Anyone looking for hard data need only to access the most recent national standardized test (ITBS) scores in which every grade, 2-8, performed at least 2 grade levels above, and the 8th grade class, on average, is performing on the college level. As a graduate of Harvard University myself, I couldn't ask for a better academic environment. As a mother of four, I couldn't ask for more nurturing and loving teachers for my children.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2010
I've had 2 kids graduated from Epiphany Cathedral School and one in the 2nd grade now, I cannot imagine a better school for my children. It is family oriented and promotes an atmosphere that is positive, with many academic programs for the children to participate in. The teachers are great and the principal is wonderful, the support staff is also fantastic and caring. I love that the students are allowed to pray! I am proud to say that my children attend(ed) Epiphany Cathedral School. Helen Flynn

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
My older son has attended Epiphany Cathedral School since pre-school and is now in the 7th grade. My younger son is now in his 4th year at the school. They have both flourished in the incredibly nurturing environment created by the teachers, staff, and parents. Each morning the entire school assembles in the courtyard for prayers, the Pledge of Allegiance, and announcements. It's a wonderful way for the kids to start their day, and for the parents, too. No pushing and shoving to get into school when a bell rings - there's none of that here. Academic standards are high, but the high caliber of the teaching staff supports those standards. My kids' bring home national testing results that are consistently in the 99th percentile across the various subject areas. None of us were surprised when ECS received the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award. It would be easier to keep the tuition money and send my kids to public schools, but the peace of mind I have knowing that they're in a safe, loving environment each and every day while receiving an excellent education is worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
This school is a poor excuse for a private teaching institution. During the years that my children attended ECS, the academic standards were set very high by the administration and our children were bored to tears. If it were not for our own additional work given at home they would have been seriously behind when it came to mathematics and reading. As for handling any matters that require disciplinary action; the administration's apparent rule of thumb is to turn the other cheek and completely ignore what is going on. This is definitely not a place that anyone would want to spend their hard earned cash to send their children.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2009
Ever since moving to the Venice area in 2006 my children have flourished. My wife and I give Epiphany Cathedral a bulk of the credit. We have had our two girls graduate from Epiphany and our son is currently enrolled in fifth grade . The administrative staff is excellent and the teacher's help to reinforce the values that we instill in the children at home. The children at Epiphany are the peer group that I envisioned my children interacting with. They have helped to motivate my children to excel in their academic career through example of their hard work and competitive nature. I consider the education that my children receive at Epiphany to be an investment in not only their future but in our own as parents. I know that the foundation that a Catholic School education builds will contribute to our children growing up to be responsible and productive adults.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My children went there coming from a public school. From day one they flurist and enjoyed it so much!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
I have had children in public schools in two different Fl counties and at Epiphany Cathedral, a private school in Venice Fl. Epiphany is by far a superior institution. Not only has Epiphany more than adequately prepared my children for higher education, it has given them the confidence, strength of character, and moral background to be young adults that I can be truly proud of. Their years at Epiphany have reinforced the values that we as parents feel are most important. I highly reccomend Epiphany to all who are lucky enough to have it as a choice for their child's education. It is worth the sacrifice necessary to send my children to such a fine school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2009
This school is working very hard to become a school for all students! As the public schools are eliminating programs, parents should look at this Blue Ribbon School as the best in the Venice area.

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2009
Epiphany Cathedral School is excellent! My children both graduated after nine years of outstanding education. Even more importantly, my daughter and son learned within an ethical framework that is not easily found in today's educational institutions. Even my daughter, before she ever finished high school, thanked me for sending her to Epiphany saying how thankful she was for being able to go to school in such a caring and carefree environment. At Epiphany, the children learn to live the Gospel as they benefit from a very competitive academic curriculum. How blessed is that? Our family misses being a part of this school. We have very fond memories and believe our children wouldn't be who they are today without it..........we are better parents because of the support of this school through the years as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
Epiphany Cathedral School's excellence is derived from the incredible community of students, staff and parents. The kids are smart, kind and nice. The staff is well-educated, caring and comitted to the kids. The parents are involved and supportive of the school. We have four kids at the school. Not only are they challenged academically, they are challenged to live the Gospel. This weekend I 'caught' my first-grade daughter reading the Bible in her closet. She had already read two other book that morning and decided it was time for some prayer. I can recommend the school without any hesitation. My kids are much better off for attending Epiphany.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
ECS has been apart of our family for 11 years now. I have 3 children at the school and trust that they are in the best care possible. Not olny in the academic but in the faith also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2008
I have been recommending Epiphany for the last 6 years and can honestly say that this school continues to get better every year! Our 3 boys are always happy to go to school. The academics are challenging, including a wide variety of tools. Classic texts books, computers, newspapers and hands on learning offer a wide range of educational techniques. Art, P.E., brain gym and music are also an integral part in making the educational experience well rounded. Most importantly, the teaching of our faith from the start of their day in the morning with prayer, to religion in the class room, and finally mass on Friday as a school. This is what makes Epiphany stand out from other schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
Epiphany Cathedral School is not only an outstanding elementary school because of its excellent academic stucture but because it has wonderful faith based ideals and these are clearly expressed by our children. My daughters have been given the knowledge and moral fundamentals to carry them through High school and beyond.We are very proud to recommend it to anyone. We thank the wonderful teachers and staff who go beyond the expected to give our children such a great experience.God Bless and thank you!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
Epiphany Cathedral School is an outstanding school! I would recommend it to anyone! My two sons attend Epiphany and receive an excellent education both in academics and faith formation. The teachers, principal and staff are kind, nurturing, patient and enthusiastic with my children. I know my boys are well taught and in very good hands during the school day. I am so blessed to have a school in my community as awesome as Epiphany Cathedral! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
My children have transferred to Epiphany from another school. In less than one full academic year my shy, less than confident young son has become a leader, has a passion for learning and is extremely confident academically and socially. My daughter is now well mannered, also has a love of learning and enthusiastic about going to school. They each have learned more academically, spiritually and socially in one year than the past two years combined. I firmly believe that this is a direct result of the well educated teachers that work with the individual student's potential while making it fun. The sense of security that I have each day sending my children to Epiphany has helped my transition back to work much easier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2008
We have been at Epiphany Cathedral School for 2 years and absolutely love the staff, the spiritual development of our daughter and the academic programs. She plays sports, acts in plays, reads at Mass and has the opportunities to participate in many aspects of the school because it is the perfect size. The campus is beautiful and is located in an idyllic setting in Venice, Fl.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 10, 2008
5 star Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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Epiphany Cathedral School
316 Sarasota Street, Venice, FL  34285
(941) 488-2215
Last modified Epiphany Cathedral School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Epiphany Cathedral School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top