5.00 (1 review)
Tel: (267) 595-4723
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 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.
Sophia Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other language-based learning differences; ADHD; mild ASP|
|Total Students||11 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||3 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||4 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$19,000|
|Tuition Notes||Sophia Academy offers generous financial aid|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$10,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Priscilla Strapp|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Chair Caning, Drama Class, Music/Guitar lessons
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 and the Kinetic Classroom for executive function.
- By the fall of 2019, Sophia Academy will have graduated our first class and will be an independent school.
- 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.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Philadelphia Grades: 9-12 | 1103 students
11201 Academy Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154
(215) 637-1800 8.1 9-12
- Philadelphia Grades: PK-12 | 316 students
4115 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 382-7839 7.5 PK-12
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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