Sophia Academy

We awaken genius in students in grades 9-12 through our multi-sensory, rigorous, and individualized education
Our Awakening Genius model includes small classes for all and targeted interventions for students with learning differences.
Students at Sophia Academy: Benefit from intensive intervention and hands-on education;
Gain self-confidence along with growing skills and knowledge;  Operate in areas of strength each day as they use both sides of the brain;
Succeed academically and enjoy school;   Engage with college prep curriculum with appropriate supports;  Strengthen executive function;   Explore, discover, and create.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 16 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other language-based learning differences; ADHD; mild ASP
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
16 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Sophia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
5 students
Number of AP Courses
1 course
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Literature and Composition
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Sophia Academy offers generous financial aid. Families pay on a sliding scale according to their income.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
L.E.A.P charges $250 per week for morning classes Monday through Thursday. Financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Priscilla Strapp


Total Sports Offered
1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Drama, Drama Club, Weight Training

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Chair Caning, music production, Music/Guitar lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:

School Notes

Multi-Sensory and Multi-Modal - Awakening Genius
  • Sophia Academy began as a pilot program at International Christian High School in the fall of 2016, serving 9th and 10th grade students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other language-based learning differences.
  • It quickly became evident that oursmall classes, multi-sensory curricula, evidence-based instruction, and integration with the visual and performing artsprovided an effective education for students who often fall through the educational cracks, and for all students who seek a non-traditional education.
  • As we grew in numbers, we also added to our program such helps as occupational therapy, SMARTS executive function curricula, on-site services of a counselor and school psychologist, and dual enrollment with Esperanza College.
  • Sophia Academy became an independent school by January 2019 and has since graduated three classes. Our graduates have been accepted to local colleges and trade schools, the military, and into local careers.
Learning at Sophia Academy is active:
  • Through theuse of manipulativessuch as tiles, blocks, and overlays, students are able to improve reading and math skills by multiple grade levels.
  • Discovery, experimentation, and creativityare emphasized.
  • Students practiceexecutive function skillsthrough alphabetic, oral, visual, and kinesthetic modes.
  • Our curriculum meets allstate standardswhile providing real and obvious success to students who may have struggled through many years of school.
  • Small class sizesensure appropriate intervention and attention for each student.
  • Music, art, and instruction in artisancrafts enable students toaccess both sides of their brainand operate in areas of strength each week.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sophia Academy cost?
Sophia Academy's tuition is approximately $23,000 for private students and $1,000 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Sophia Academy?
The acceptance rate of Sophia Academy is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 86%.
Does Sophia Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Sophia Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Sophia Academy offer?
Sophia Academy offers 1 interscholastic sports: Intramural Sports Only.
When is the application deadline for Sophia Academy?
The application deadline for Sophia Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Sophia Academy located?
Sophia Academy is located in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. There are 2 other private schools located in Olney.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 16 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 5 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,688 for elementary schools and $15,444 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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