A Better School
Students exhibiting physical aggression, oppositional defiance, pathological demand avoidance, hyperfixation, meltdowns, anxiety, and similar challenges thrive with our trauma-informed approach to therapeutic education and our rigorous, progressive academics.
EPIC Academy is a K-5 school that opens up a world of possibilities for students with these unique needs and forever changes their life trajectories.
Please note that EPIC Academy is fully enrolled for the 2023-2024 academic year. All newly incoming applicants will be placed on a waitlist should spots become available.
The 2024-2025 application will open in December 2023.
“We feel particularly fortunate that we found EPIC so early in our daughter’s life, when her brain is still so open to learning new things and is able to integrate all of EPIC’s exceptional strategies. We saw amazing leaps in her ability to be flexible, tolerate frustration, identify her emotions and ask for help. We now have a kid who loves school and is learning to generalize all the skills she learned there to the larger world.”
-Parent of a 1st grade student
“My son has been given a home at EPIC. The students are treated with a dignity that I found lacking at his previous schools. He is given a great deal of social and emotional support and has shown growth in his ability to use these skills outside of the classroom.”
-Parent of a 3rd grade student
“EPIC has been a game changer for our family. It’s the only place we found (and we looked!) where they had the thoughtful supports in place to allow our kid to really thrive and learn! Before, so much of school was trying to just get her through the day without too much harm, education itself was an afterthought. Now, she loves going to school, feels safe and is making tremendous progress both academically and emotionally. EPIC is a truly fantastic place and our whole family feels supported.”
-Parent of a kindergarten student
Parent University is a monthly Zoom series during which we empower families with relevant, research-proven best practices for supporting their children at home and beyond. On February 23rd, Head of School and Lead Teacher Katerina Watson facilitated EPIC’s 6th Parent University of the Year, which focused on the topic of Crisis Management and Therapeutic De-escalation.
As the newest addition to the team, Kelly Holroyd joins EPIC as a Licensed Master Social Worker, soon to be Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Read on to learn more about her years of expertise in clinical and education settings, her philosophy in working with students and families, and her plans to grow and enrich EPIC’s therapeutic program.
At EPIC, we consider our staff to be our community’s lead learners, showing our students that acquiring new knowledge, perspectives, and experiences is a lifelong process that doesn’t end with formal education.