EDS is a unique learning community from Pre K through Fifth grade. We are an independent, Episcopal elementary school with arts-integrated accreditation from Louisiana A+ Schools.
Once an inquiry is made, an admissions packet is mailed or sent electronically from the school by the Admission Director. The family is invited to make an appointment for a campus tour. The following information is gathered to complete an application for admission to Epiphany Day School:
- Completed student application form
- Previous school records and/or a copy of past and current progress reports or report cards must also be submitted
- Student site visit or "Buddy Day"
- Admission testing is required for children entering kindergarten through grade five. School records and admission testing are not required for younger applicants.
Testing for admission to the grades is usually done in January and early February before the child enters the next September. However, testing will be scheduled at any time there is an opening at a particular grade level or when the parent wishes to apply for the waiting list.
Wait List Policy
In the event of an excess number of applicants for a particular grade, priorities have been established. First priority is an Episcopal child with siblings already attending Epiphany. Second priority is an Episcopal child from a family in good standing in the Episcopal church, with no siblings attending. Third priority is a child who is not Episcopalian, but has siblings attending. Fourth priority is any qualified applicant. Fifth priority is those placed at the Head of School's discretion.
Epiphany Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs. Children with learning disabilities or physical handicaps are accepted on the basis of the school's resources to accommodate special needs within the mainstream classroom.
Affording an EDS Education
Epiphany Day School realizes that a quality education is an investment, and we are committed to helping families afford an EDS education.
First things first, a student must qualify for admissions to Epiphany Day School and be offered an enrollment agreement to apply for financial assistance.
EDS partners with FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition), an online service of Independent School Management’s program to allocate funds fairly and wisely. Families seeking financial assistance must apply online and send the necessary financial information to FAST. FAST then provides EDS with a need-based financial aid analysis that includes a recommendation of the dollar amount families can reasonably be expected to contribute toward tuition. Results are reviewed by the EDS Financial Aid Committee, which makes award recommendations to the Head of School based on our 2016-17 financial aid budget. All financial aid information is kept confidential.
To families who qualify for assistance, EDS awards tuition grants on a first-come, first-served basis each school year. These funds are substantial but not unlimited. Any family seeking a tuition grant for the 2016-17 school year should apply as soon as possible by clicking the Apply to FAST button below. Tuition grant awards can be offered to families only after all necessary information has been submitted to FAST, including tax returns. Apply now and be sure to submit all necessary information.