Dorchester’s Epiphany School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala event that was held on May 12 at the Boston Public Library. Over 250 people attended the event.
Launched in 1998, Epiphany has always provided full scholarship along with wrap-around support to the entire family. Central to the school’s success is their extended school day, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Middle School and year-round programming for all its students from newborns to 8th graders.
“At Epiphany, we provide every student with a great education that puts them first. A rich and engaging academic curriculum and classroom experience is at the center of what we do,” said Principal Michelle Sanchez, PhD. “The many support structures Epiphany offers for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students and families put the student in a situation where education can be their top priority.”
The Epiphany Dancers performing Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson.
Photos by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo
In addition to the Dorchester middle school campus with 90-100 students, several years ago Epiphany opened its Early Learning Center that serves 60-70 infants, toddlers, and pre-school-age children and their families, where scholarships remove the perverse incentives that marginalize fathers and lock families into poverty.
“Twenty-five years ago, Epiphany was about forty children in two grades and a few very determined adults. Today, Epiphany is an Early Learning Center and a Middle School with abiding support. We are breaking the cycles of poverty, training the next generation of great urban educators, and helping Epiphany-inspired schools all over the world,” said the Reverend John H. Finley IV, co-founder and Head of School.