Schools That Change Lives


Another school I spent significant time at while in Boston last week is Epiphany School in Dorchester, MA. Founded 21 years ago by a visionary Episcopal priest, this school serves students in grades 5 – 8 who are from the neighboring communities. Its motto is “never give up on a child” and Epiphany lives this through 12-hour days that include all three meals, afterschool electives, study halls and living facilities for teachers. This is a fully no-pay school funded entirely through grants and private contributions. The model works because its teachers are encouraged to forge strong relationships that extend way outside the classroom. They are life-changers…”The Ones” for their students and for each other.

Nat Damon