CEDS on the move
One block west, at 351 East 74th street, a restored and modernized Church of the Epiphany Day School will be our new home soon.
Who we are
The Church of the Epiphany Day School is a neighborhood preschool for children of all faiths. The school has been supporting and educating parents and young children since 2004. The Church of the Epiphany Day School is a community of children, families and educators who are committed to learning and growing in a space where children can be children; where they can explore and delight in their play, and where they can take risks and pursue their creative and intellectual curiosities with freedom and encouragement. Through differentiated instruction, our teachers challenge children to master skills they are ready for with perseverance and a dedication to problem-solving.
As a values-based school, we emphasize the importance of compassion, respect, and empathy in all our creative, academic and social-emotional endeavors. We serve people of all faiths and no faith. We seek to develop the natural instinct towards love of neighbor and creation in every child.
Through our child-centered curriculum, CEDS students will develop an active approach to learning that is full of confidence, enthusiasm and joy. Their cognitive, emotional and physical development will proceed as our experienced faculty build curriculum guided by the children’s interests, keeping school fun and inspiring. By facilitating the growth of their character and moral integrity, CEDS students will use their knowledge, compassion and intellect to promote health, happiness, peace and justice for all citizens.
A few summers ago the Vestry of the Church of the Epiphany voted to move its house of worship from York Avenue at 74th Street one block west to the historic Jan Hus Presbyterian Church at 351 East 74th Street. This will be Epiphany’s sixth home since its founding in downtown Manhattan in 1833.
Q: What will happen to The Church of the Epiphany Day School?
Epiphany purchased the Jan Hus property, and Jan Hus and its parishioners purchased a smaller location on the Upper East Side. Both congregations will continue their ministry in the community. Starting in the summer of 2019, the former Jan Hus building will be lovingly restored with a focus on full accessibility from the street and throughout the interior. The interior spaces will be totally reconfigured, including a fully renovated and re-designed school space.
There will be all new bright classrooms and play spaces! Classes and instruction at CEDS will continue uninterrupted in the current Epiphany space on York Avenue until the building renovation at 351 East 74th Street is complete. CEDS is looking forward to moving into its expanded and modernized classroom space located on the upper floors of 351 East 74th Street. CEDS will also have dedicated and secure elevator access, a gymnasium and outdoor play space.
Q: When will all this happen? What’s the timeline?
Currently, construction is coming along beautifully and our new space is taking shape! It is quite exciting to imagine the children filling the rooms. As was inevitable during the pandemic, construction has faced some delays. Our construction manager has been working diligently to address every obstacle as it has come up and to expedite where possible. We expect our new facility will be ready to open after the 2021-2022 winter break.
If you have questions or suggestions about CEDS’ upcoming move, please email us at email@example.com