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The Epstein School

Private | PK-8 | 600 students

We are best known for renowned academics/bilingual.

 
 

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Posted March 10, 2014

The Epstein School is an anathema. Students are treated well if they fit their mold. If not they are humiliated or ignored. Their Hebrew program is good. However, their secular academics are poor and they hire any warm body that they can find to "teach" there. Their secular academics fall far below competing private schools. Learning a second language is the norm in many other countries: however, is a bragging point at Epstein. Their educational counselors are grossly inept and look for problems in children rather than for their strengths. That is except for teacher's children, who are absolved of all poor behavior. In summary the school is a mean spirited mess and does not follow the spirit of Judaism.
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Posted February 5, 2014

Epstein preschool and early elementary school has done a phenomenal job individualizing and accommodating my son's needs. He is bright, but has Dysgraphia, ADHD, and Executive Dysfunction. They do a great job of addressing both the strengths and the weaknesses in a positive, self-concept building environment. He has had his own checklists, writing tools, seats, "spaces," and anything else that they (or we) have thought of. At the same time, they are also giving him higher level academics in the areas of strength. They have a program for students with learning needs; however, his needs have not warranted that program. He is doing well in the standard classrooms and the bilingual program. I've been especially happy with the teachers and the 2nd/3rd grade Learning Specialist and their willingness to do anything my child needs. This school has been a perfect fit for my child and I look forward to many more years of the same.
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Posted February 2, 2012

I have a child who graduated from the Epstein School recently and all I can say is that he was fabulously prepared for High School. He is excelling in an all honors curriculum, but more importantly, the Epstein School prepared him to be a responsible, curious student who is confident in who he is and unafraid to mix and mingle with all sorts of people. The bilingual curriculum (which was trilingual by the time he graduated) has allowed him to jump right into 2nd year Spanish and he's finding it easy as pie. I am seeing the results of an Epstein education and am looking forward to my other children benefiting in similar ways.
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Posted January 18, 2011

The Epstein School is one of the finest Jewish Day Schools in the country. Epstein s unique academic bilingual program, combined with integration of advanced technology and the arts gives Epstein students a competitive edge and is one of the key reasons Epstein graduates go on to be so successful in the very best high schools and colleges of their choosing. Young children who learn a second language develop stronger communication skills, and in a global economy that provides them with better economic and employment opportunities. Because the school is supported by an atmosphere that values a caring community and service to others, Epstein students thrive and develop their academic skills to their maximum potential. In 2010 Epstein alumni included: 1 Valedictorian, 4 Salutatorians, 6 National Merit Finalists, 3 Governor's Honors participants, President of Riverwood, both Co-Presidents of The Weber School and 62% of The Epstein School class of 2006 were members of the NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY and/or received NATIONAL MERIT RECOGNITION.
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Posted September 18, 2004

I am the father of a middle school girl and elementary school boy at Epstein. They have been there over the past six years. I have been very happy with the school. My wife and I read some studies indicating that a bilingual education developed children's brains so that they have the ability to learn more languages in the future. I believe this is true. My daughter is learning third and fourth languages now (Russian from a classmate and Spanish from an Spanish I course in 8th grade). The half day of Hebrew does not take away at all from the other subjects. Some parents feel the Shachar program to help kids who require more individual care doesn't do enough. My wife and I have been happy with the warm environment, strong Judaics education and the teachers challenging our children with extra projects. My kids like the school too!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 40%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Two or more races 0% 3%
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Hebrew
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Stan Beiner-Head of School
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Associations
  • SSDS

Programs

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Hebrew
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Pto, family education programs, retreats, workshops, lectures, open door policy, committee work, room parents
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  • The Epstein School is a US Department of Education-School of Innovation, and a nationally recognized private Jewish Day School with a bilingual program, established in 1973. The school serves students from age 18 months through 8th grade. There are two campuses: The Sandy Springs Campus (Serving the Atlanta Metro area) and the Intown campus, located in Buckhead and housed at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Epstein graduates are prepared to become lifelong, independent learners and to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. Epstein’s unique academic bilingual program, combined with integration of advanced technology and the arts gives Epstein students a competitive edge and is one of the key reasons Epstein graduates go on to be so successful in the very best high schools and colleges of their choosing. The school's goal is to provide experiences that develop the whole child, inspires academic excellence and moves beyond to the arts, physical education, critical thinking skills and community service. Epstein provides a setting that stimulates academic growth and facilitates the learning of a diverse student population. As professional educators, the faculty understand the importance of individualized learning tailored to challenge each child; they use methodologies that enhance each student’s learning style and pace. The school's nationally recognized academic program supports, maximizes and enriches the educational experience of every student. The Epstein School prepares students to be vigorous leaders of a new generation: knowledgeable, committed Jews and responsible citizens. In 2005, Epstein was identified as a US Department of Education Innovator and is one of only three Jewish day schools in the nation to be honored as a 2004 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Woodward
The Weber School
Riverwood HS & North Springs HS
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335 Colewood Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30328
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