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EPIC School

   
111 Manor Road East, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1R4

ADD TO SHORTLIST   Website
Approach :
Play-based
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to SK (Coed)
Tuition:
$9,500 to $17,595 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 45

School Address
111 Manor Road East, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1R4

About this school:

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Discover how meaningful learning happens: rooted in experience and engagement while developing a solid foundation for learning. These are the formative years which is why we have thoughtfully organized environments, multi-sensory literacy and numeracy curriculum, along with exciting programs such as STEM: tinkering & making, music, nature inquiry, arts, and smart gym to ensure the development of strong, confident, life-long learners. We invite you to schedule a tour and discover what makes us e.p.i.c.! — Visit school website



Principal's Message

principal

Carolyne Cybulski, Director

Welcome to e.p.i.c. School. It is my hope that by seeing our wonderful location on the hill with ample green space, a well equipped playground as well as a children’s garden, and especially by discovering what happens here, you too can begin to get a feeling of what a special place our school is. I encourage you to come in for a tour. When you visit you will hear the excited voices of children participating in class, see the smiles on their faces as they engage in learning, look at displays of their fabulous artwork, and watch our animated and skilled teachers as they inspire learning in their students. It is our belief that the early years are the key time for laying the foundation for a lifetime of learning. I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to email or call with any questions about the school, admissions process or to schedule a visit.


Academics


Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

  • Play-based
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Academic

Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

What e.p.i.c. School says: e.p.i.c. School is where meaningful learning happens. Discover our challenging, progressive curriculum with a multi-sensory, movement-based approach to literacy and numeracy, nature inquiry, French, Music, and Science and Discovery where we nurture problem-solving skills, plus a rich arts program to ensure early learning is as it should be: messy fun. These formative years are critical which explains our small classroom communities and exciting programs shaped to grow life-long learners. Parent involvement is welcome and a range of community events from assemblies to family learning nights all contribute to the life of the school. Discover e.p.i.c. School at www.epicschool.com


Curriculum Pace Student-paced

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

Flexible pacing:

Flexible pacing style = offered
Subject-streaming (tracking)
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
Differentiated assessment

What e.p.i.c. School says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


Academic Culture Rigorous

  • Rigorous
  • Supportive

A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

What e.p.i.c. School says: This information is not currently available.


Developmental Priorities Balanced

Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

What e.p.i.c. School says: What's in a name? E for emotional and social; P for physical; I for intellectual; and C for creative develop. e.p.i.c!


Special Needs Support No support

No support

e.p.i.c. School offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

  • Academic Support:
    Support Type = offered
    Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
    Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
  • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
    Support Type = offered
    Accommodations
    Modifications
    Extra support
  • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
    Special needs
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    Language Processing Disorder
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    Developmental
    Autism
    Asperger's Syndrome
    Down syndrome
    Intellectual disability
    Williams syndrome
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    Clinical Depression
    Clinical anxiety
    Suicidal thoughts
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    Cerebral palsy
    Muscular dystrophy
    Spina Bifida
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    Blindness
    Deafness
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Multiple physical
  • Forms of support delivery:
    Support Type = offered
    A regular class with indirect support
    A regular class with resource assistance
    A regular class with withdrawal assistance
    A special education class with partial integration
    A full-time special education class
  • Additional Support:
    Support Type = offered
    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

Gifted Learner Support No Support

E.p.i.c. School does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

Class Sizes Not available

This information is not currently available.


Extracurriculars

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What e.p.i.c. School says:

This information is not currently available.


  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
  • Clubs offered: None


Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

This information is not currently available.



Need-based financial aid

This information is not currently available.



Merit based Scholarships

This information is not currently available.


Enrollment

Total enrollment 45
Average enrollment per grade15
Average class sizeVaries
Gender (grades)Preschool to SK (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
Interview
SSAT
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
Application Fee 

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
Rolling


What e.p.i.c. School says: This information is not currently available.


Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

N/A

Type of student EPIC School is looking for: This information is not currently available.



Student Entry Points

Student TypePSJKSK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
000

Stories & Testimonials

News

Family Literacy Day

Thank you for taking the extra thoughtful time to develop and create the stations, uncover the fabulous story teller, and arrange the check lists. Not only did the the children and parents have fun interacting but it also gives parents a view on how complex learning to read English can be with all of the different rules (vowels, hard and soft sounds, silent 'e's etc.). You have a mighty role and we appreciate your expertise.

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Family Literacy Day

Thank you so much for a wonderful morning. Literacy Day, in my opinion, was a huge success. It's this sort of event that makes us who we are, gets the parents involved and builds our community spirit. It's also a really nice opportunity, of course, to not only connect with other parents but to get some time to chat with the teachers and learn about what your child is really "into" in the classroom. Clearly a lot of thought and planning went into the execution of today. I particularly enjoyed the storyteller at the end. A great way to close.

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Life at e.p.i.c.

My son in currently in his second year at e.p.i.c. school (SK). Had I known about the school earlier he would be in his third year, because we would have done Pre-K there too. The teachers create a safe, engaging, caring and stimulating environment that encourages creativity and makes learning fun. The many special events in and outside the classroom (celebrating the Olympics, cooking, woodworking, gardening, visits to an orchard) provide great forums for the children to discuss their ideas and experience situations and tasks outside of their usual realm. The small class sizes and teacher/student ratio allow student development to be closely monitored. Basic learning skills are measured as well as social development. If any issues need attention they are communicated well to the parents. Maybe the best testament to the school is that Aidan runs into the school each day barely looking back!

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3 Children at e.p.i.c. School

Epic has been a wonderful experience for my 3 chidren. They are all so different and yet the epic teachers found a way to engage each of them and help instill a love of school and learning. I have been so impressed with how much my children have learned both socially and academically, and with the efforts epic makes to foster a warm, supportive community around the school experience.

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