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Epiphany Day School

Private | PK-5 | 110 students

Our school is best known for our arts-integrated learning.
 
 

 
 

Living in New Iberia

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $87,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted April 7, 2014

I love the way EDS cares for my grandson, regardless to his disorder. May God Continue to Bless Them.


Posted December 7, 2013

It was a huge decision for our family to send our nephew to EDS, I was opposed, since all our family attended NICHS, but, I was wrong. He needed the academic challenge and he was'nt receiving that at his previous school. I recommend this school, especially, when your child is gifted. My nephew is still a nice Catholic, boy who goes to mass every Sunday:)


Posted October 19, 2013

Forward thinking with old school charm. Small class sizes with truly caring teachers. Experiential learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school hires the best of the best teachers. I should know, my daughter is one of them.


Posted September 26, 2013

Epiphany is a wonderful school filled with committed faculty and staff who do not mind going way beyond the extra mile to ensure maximum learning for each child. They also care just as much about character development and lead by example. The EDS students are in a great place!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

EDS is a school that is different. When I say different, I mean that in a good way. We are constantly integrating the Louisiana A+ Framework into the school setting. The children are academically rigorous, but have a huge desire for play. The learning is experiential and far from the typical "learning" style we are familiar with. I love the small faculty, the nature campus, and the joy of each student every morning. Our facilities could improve (buildings, AC units, and some furniture. Also, some of the outside appearances are in need of a redo. For example, painting, strong cleaning, etc. EDS is a fun learning environment that focuses on each child individuality.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2013

Epiphany Day School New Iberia has been a tower of love and learning for our grandson. They have encouraged his spirit and his mind by constant stimulation and positive input. I wouldn't want him anywhere else.


Posted August 15, 2013

Amazing experience! My son is on his 3rd year, and you could not PAY me to send him anywhere else. Super involved, friendly, and very well trained teachers. The head of school has a true open door policy, and is always ready to listen, discuss, and help when needed. Enrichment programs are above and beyond. Curriculum is far ahead of other schools in the area, and really concentrates on preparation for what is to come in later years. They focus on conceptual learning, NOT mindless memorization and busy work. Students are always engaged, thinking, and contributing. Not to mention this is all centered around a solid Christian lifestyle of kindness in the community, to your peers, and to yourself - without cramming religion down their throats. I couldn't ask for anything better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

This school is an EXCELLENT school.From the staff to the parental involvement, no other school compares.The school is academically challenging so the kids can prepare for Upper school.Their enrichments are interactive & wonderful.We send our daughter to this school because of it's reputation & it's academic excellence.They have not failed us so far.There's always someone you can call if there are any worries or questions unlike some schools were everyone is quick to leave & you cannot get in touch with anyone.They keep parents alert about activities or relay messages very often either by email or their website.The kids are very respectful.There's an additional after school music program with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra for the kids to enroll in. Although EDS is academically challenging, the teachers are very helpful.They'll set up a meeting to keep you informed about your child's weakness & strong points.It's not just the teacher's job to teach the student, but parental involvement is required as well.The best part about the school is their open door policy.The Headmaster is willing to hear anything & everything. They have before & aftercare.Best school in the Acadiana region!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

The teacher to student ratio is actually 1:18, give or take a few. Your child does not get 1 on 1. It is not the lack of the teachers ability,the ratio is too large. On the other hand it is family oriented. The parents are very supportive and the children are very respectful. If your child is quick with learning and has no difficulty, this is a good school for them. But if they do struggle I would consider a diffrent choice. The motto no child left behind is inaccurate. The motto should be sink or swim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Wonderful school my son is on his third year and loves it. Great teachers and the education is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My son attended this school for two years and he had a very good experience. He was fortunate to have Mrs. Goldie in third grade and she was a very experienced teacher and just what he needed; I hope she is still teaching so that others children can experience her. She loves teaching and there are not many more like her who teach for the love of it. I didn't like the lunch because I just don't like serving fast food too often; a personal thing. I would have liked to have seen a more diverse group culturally but it is a small city and with the catholic religion dominant in south Louisiana, I think most families wanted that influence. Small classes were great! There seemed to be no real discipline problems and my son was happy and loved school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

very nice school, i would recomend it to anyone in town. we have two children who have gone to it and i would send another if we had one. all teachers know all the kids and look after them. very good after care program, good lunch program..they even have mcdonald's serving lunch..the kids love it. all teachers that we have had contact with have been great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Beautiful, cozy, safe envioronment for the students. Teachers are super friendly.Small class sizes and lots of enrichment programs for the little ones like French, music, PE, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 44%
Black 18% 51%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% N/A
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Louisiana A+ School Member (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • St. Jude's Math-A-Thon (2014)
  • Jump Rope for Heart (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Kathleen O'Shaughnessy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • NAES
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (337) 365-8209

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • French
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Parent Carpool
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Humane Society Fundraisers
  • Recycling club
  • Solomon House Support
  • Support our Troops
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$5000 - $7000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Episcopal School of Acadiana
Catholic High
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120 Jefferson St
New Iberia, LA 70560
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Phone: (337) 364-6841

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