We Serve bright students in grades 9-12, with or without an IEP, who have struggled in school because of dyslexia or dyscalculia, ADHD, or other cognitive issues.
Sophia Academy`s Awakening Genius model includes small classes, personal attention, and a multi-sensory, rigorous education.
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 (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 17 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Sophia Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other language-based learning differences; ADHD; mild ASP
Year Founded
2016
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
17 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
70%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Sophia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size
4 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

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
$1,000
Summer Program Cost Notes
L.E.A.P charges $250 per week for morning classes Monday through Thursday. Financial aid available.
% on Financial Aid
89%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Priscilla Strapp

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Drama Club

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
sports

School Notes

Multi-Sensory and Multi-Modal - "Tapping the hidden 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 our small classes, multi-sensory curricula, evidence-based instruction, and integration with the visual and performing arts provided an effective education for students who often fall through the educational cracks.
  • As we grew in numbers, we also added to our program such helps as occupational therapy, SMARTS executive function curricula, and on-site services of a counselor and school psychologist.
  • Sophia Academy became an independent school by January 2019 and has since graduated two classes. Our graduates have been accepted to local colleges and trade schools, the military and will be an independent school.
Learning at Sophia Academy is active:
  • Through the use of manipulatives such as tiles, blocks, and overlays, students are able to improve reading and math skills by multiple grade levels.
  • Discovery, experimentation, and creativity are emphasized.
  • Students practice executive function skills through alphabetic, oral, visual, and kinesthetic modes.
  • Our curriculum meets all state standards while providing real and obvious success to students who may have struggled through many years of school.
  • Small class sizes ensure appropriate intervention and attention for each student.
  • Music, art, and instruction in artisan crafts enable students to access both sides of their brain and operate in areas of strength each week.
Source: Verified school update

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This school provides a student centered, individualized program that is safe and engaging.The current student population and teachers are awesome!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 17 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 4 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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