Sophia Academy

  • Mission: Changing the lives of girls from low income homes through an empowering middle school education
  • Sophia introduces girls to educational experiences that expand their world view; encourage them to be active and informed citizens; and empower them to see the world through a social justice lens.
  • By utilizing best practices in gender responsive education, Sophia Academy fosters the academic, cultural and social growth of our students.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students62 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeSophia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
Tuition NotesIMPORTANT: All families must have income that is no more than 250% above the federal poverty line. Families pay a percentage of the tuition, ranging from $40 to $125 per month.
Average Financial Aid Grant$14,600
Admissions DirectorMeg Governo


Total Sports Offered1 sports

School Notes

  • To be eligible for acceptance, students must be female or identify as female, be within the ages of 9-14 and applying for grades 5 - 8, students must be residents of Providence, RI and family income must be no more than 250% over the poverty line as dictated by the most current federal poverty guidelines.

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  • Providence
    Lincoln School
    Lincoln School Photo - Lincoln's campus is located in the heart of the East Side of Providence.
    All-girls (Friends)
    Grades: NS-12 | 362 students
    3.3 miles
    301 Butler Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    3.3 NS-12
  • Cranston
    St. Matthew School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 134 students
    1.4 miles
    1301 Elmwood Ave
    Cranston, RI 02910
    1.4 K-9

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The average private school tuition in Providence, RI is $13,451 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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