Sophia Academy

2880 Dresden Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-0303
     Tel: (404)303-8722
        
   
Grades: NS - 12 | 143 students
As an independent Marist Catholic school, Sophia Academy sees each child as an individual with unlimited potential if given the opportunities and tailored instruction.
With a highly motivated staff and a commitment to each child's learning style, we provide a premier college prep Preschool--High School experience.
Small class sizes, individual goals, and innovative multisensory instruction as guided by, but not limited to, the Common Core and emphasizing "Curriculum 21" principles" produce results for all children.
Our comprehensive curriculum which includes fine arts, athletics, mission trips, retreats and Catholic Religious Education broadens our students' interests, promotes leadership, develops talents and shapes character.
The Orton-Gillingham language learning approach, created for those with dyslexia, is a language instruction also ideal for all learners and is part of ability grouping across grade levels daily.
Students with mild to moderate learning differences and traditional learners also.
 Personalized learning plans; 80% participate in extracurriculars.
  • Cullen Finneran Serves as Head of School/Principal of the Day - 04/01/2015 - ourth grader Cullen Finneran acted as Head of School/Principal of the Day and “cut the ribbon” on our new broadcast production studio and prepared a taped news segment about the launch. Funded by the Annual Fund and established when parent participation reache...more
  • Girls Win Basketball Tournament - 04/01/2015 - Sophia Academy’s girls and boys basketball season ended this week with a tournament in which the girls won!   The Sophia Academy Girls’ Basketball Team captured their second straight A.P.A.C. League Championship by defeating The Swift School in the semi-finals...more

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
National Catholic Education Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Average to Superior IQ, Auditory, Visual Processing difficulties, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia
Year Founded 1999

Student Body

Total Students 143 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Sophia Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 10 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 2 / Mar. 9 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,700
Tuition Notes $125.00 Testing Fee, $750.00 Registration Fees
% on Financial Aid 28%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jennifer Artigue
Admissions Associate Jenni Ellis

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, BETA, Drama, Garden, Intramurals, One, Peer, SGA, Select Art, BETA, Drama, Garden, Intramurals, One, Peer, SGA, Select,

School Notes:

Current Goals of the Organization Include:Implementing Strategic Plan to expand our mission including pursuing Orton-Gillingham school status.  Fundraising for high school and fields, outdoor classroom, technology and reading program, increasing enrollment to up to 176 and increasing financial aid fund, expanding Summer School/Camp and Leadership Institute, continuing staff development and parent education, increasing technology including our assistive technology, expanding global learning initiatives.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Yeshiva Atlanta High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northwoods Montessori School - Doraville (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Northwoods Montessori School - Doraville (1 miles away)
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