Sophia Academy

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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia, dyscalculia, and other language-based learning differences; ADHD; mild ASP
Year Founded2016

Student Body

Total Students11 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Sophia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size4 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,000
Tuition NotesSophia Academy offers generous financial aid
% on Financial Aid
89%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPriscilla Strapp

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Chair Caning, Drama Class, Music/Guitar lessons

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 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.
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.

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  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 9-12 | 1103 students
    8.1 miles
    11201 Academy Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19154
    (215) 637-1800
    8.1 9-12
    1103
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    5.2 miles
    910 N. 6th Street (Multiple Campus Locations)
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 792-6224
    5.2 PK-12
    546
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    7.5 miles
    4115 Baltimore Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 382-7839
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    316
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    6.6 miles
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    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (215) 732-5060
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    Grades: 5-12 | 210 students
    1 miles
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    Philadelphia, PA 19120
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