The school focuses on art, reading and writing, body motion (gym and yoga classes, group stretching and dancing, etc.). Our daughter is always inspired by her academic work and continues to work on her academics (on her own volition) once at home. For instance she will often carry around a box of letters or words like they're a stuffie and play with them during her downtime. There are a lot of group projects, set up on daily, weekly, or even longer cycle: for instance the kids did a project housing and caring for salmon eggs in the winter and then releasing them in a stream in the sprint (with help from an outside fisheries expert), at the conclusion of which they saw a play about salmon....there is a lot of cohesive thought applied to the program by the school and its staff.
The school goes from pre-school to SK so the academic program is appropriate for that level. The model is mainly play-based but with an explanation to parents about what the particular play is intended to achieve and some strategies to implement in the home to be complementary. The curriculum is part teacher driven and part student inquiry, and I think they achieve a reasonable balance. I believe strongly that early childhood education is extremely important and the most important place to put money towards schooling. While public schools have classes of over 30, the class size here ensures that student get a decent amount of teacher one on one time. My child has hit the ground running in her class and all schools that we talked with for the next step in our child's academic career had great things to say about the preparation the students who attend Epic get for the next level.