Epic, EFC’s newest school, is slated to open August 2014 in the Fruitvale neighborhood of East Oakland (1112 29th Ave).  Epic will start by serving 168 6th grade students for the 2014-2015 school year and will grow to serve over 500 6th-8th grade students by the 2016-2017 school year.

At Epic, students will learn to see themselves as heroes in their own Epic journey.  Epic is a science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) school offering a unique educational experience to fully engage students in a rigorous curriculum and bring joy to learning through a personalized and immersive educational experience.

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Check out our one-pager on Epic in both English and Spanish.

Check out our FAQ in both English and Spanish.

For an overview of the school, download this 10-slide presentation in both English and Spanish.

For a deeper overview of the academic model, view this narrated presentation (22 minutes in length).

For further information, please contact us at (510)689-2035 or epic@efcps.net.

Interested in employment?

We’ve hired the founding team and excited about our first year. We’re always interested in meeting liked minded educators who might fit well within the Epic community or larger EFC organization. Available openings at all EFC schools can be found here..

Enrolling for the 2014-2015 school year!

We’re currently enrolling 6th graders for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications can be found here, at your nearest EFC school, or by calling 510-904-6377.

Meet the Principal

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 7.05.16 PMMichael Hatcher is a veteran teacher and administrator, and he has recently joined Education for Change to lead Epic. He has over 10 years of experience as an Oakland K-8 teacher and 7 years of experience leading middle schools.  Michael grew up in the Bay Area and attended Saint Mary’s High School in Berkeley.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Morehouse College.  He earned his multiple-subject teaching credential from California State University, Hayward and his Master’s in Education from the University of California, Berkeley.  An energetic tinkerer and maven, Michael is the father of three girls, deeply committed to education as a natural right, and enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.




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