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 by Grade Sophia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
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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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,702 for elementary schools and $12,354 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).