EPIC Academy is a full time K-3 program that runs Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 3 PM during the months of September through June. Our ten-month academic calendar is similar to that of the New York City Department of Education’s, with a few adjustments for professional development days and special events. In order to best meet the needs of our student population and their families, our enrollment is capped at 25 students. We believe that low teacher-to-student ratios are essential to providing the individualized academic and behavioral supports our students need, so students are grouped in classes of 4-8 students led by 1 special education teacher and 1-3 associate teachers.
Our program exists to empower students, families, and educators by creating a safe community of learners who are appreciated and valued for their differences. We strive to foster a culture of respect and positivity for a population of individuals who may have yet to experience this feeling in their educational careers. We believe that an essential part of an academic community is structuring a social environment through which students can experience interpersonal growth.
Our community extends beyond the classroom and encompasses both employees and families. It’s our goal to create a professional atmosphere where we help each other reach new heights and become our best selves. We believe that we do our best work when we care about one another.