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
The newest member of the EPIC team, Henryetter Singh, joins us to fill the crucial roles of Administrative Support Staff and Physical Education Teacher. Read on to learn about her wide-ranging experience in education, the many responsibilities she’ll be juggling at EPIC, and her hopes for this unique school year.
In February of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend a Handwriting Without Tears workshop in Manhattan. It was a reminder not only of how important handwriting instruction is but also of the appropriate techniques needed to provide effective handwriting instruction. The most memorable lesson shared at this workshop was this: We need to be teaching handwriting every day. With that in mind, I would like to share with you what I learned so that families have the opportunity to participate in consistent handwriting instruction at home.
Hey, EPIC! In my last post, I shared the education benefits of roleplaying games, but many parents and educators who have never experienced these sorts of games in their personal lives worry they’re inaccessible due to a massive barrier to entry: rules.