Epiphany Catholic School opened in downtown Lake City, in a small hall, offering grade one through four.
The Sisters of Mercy, from Wexford, Ireland, staffed the school boasting an enrollment of 29 students.
In March 1960 the school relocated to its present site, situated two miles south of downtown Lake City, between Marion St.
and U.S. 441. The Sisters of Mercy were recalled to Ireland, and the Sisters of St.
Joseph of St. Augustine, were sent to the school. The Diocese of St.
Augustine reassigned Sr. Mare Rene Azar and so in 1995 the first lay principal, Mr.
J. Mark Akerman was hired. In 1996, Epiphany Catholic School added Kindergarten, with seventh grade following in August 1999, and eight grade added a year later.
In 2000, Mrs. Rita Klenk became principal. A new media center, administrative offices, clinic and student bathrooms were added in the summer of 2000.
In 2003, Ms. Carol Ghionzoli became principal, and in 2001 a Carmelite Sister joined the staff.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 143 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
143 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Epiphany Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Reviews

For 7 years I worked in public schoolsin Fl.There was fighting,foul language,guns,arrests,bullying etc.I was afraid to walk the halls.I have come to Epiphany and have entered a loving positive Christian SAFE,enviroment.The teachers teach,the students learn,it is amazing.I highly suggest this school for everyone who wants the best for there child.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 143 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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