Good Calories Supercharge Brains

ICHS and Sophia Academy are now offering both breakfast and lunch courtesy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Because of our school location, great food is provided free of charge for all students. Love hoagies? Pick one up on Thursday! How about Tuna Salad sandwich and an apple? No problem.

Why is our breakfast and lunch program so important? Studies show that student brains are sluggish and unable to process new material well unless students have sufficient calories. Every student that skips breakfast is hurting his chances of learning during the day. With fruit and a bagel in the morning, however, that whole slope-intercept formula will make more sense.

Gildart School of Arts Opening

We are pleased to announce the opening of the William Gildart School of the Arts in September 2017. Led by Mr. Joshua Stippich, the Gildart School of Arts provides the opportunity for self-expression while teaching problem-solving along with creative thinking. Our goal is to bridge the gap between academic classes and real life. All students will take Basic Drawing and Music. They will also be able to choose between classes as varied as video production, drama, and digital art.

Whether using hands or learning computer skills, student’s creativity will enable their right brains to assist their left brains.

Hands-on Learning Important for School Success

     Whether walking a labyrinth as medieval monks or digging up an ancient culture as archeologists, the students at Sophia Academy show their mastery of the past by stepping into the past.

All Math classes at Sophia Academy from Basic Math through Calculus use manipulatives.  This multi-sensory approach enables our students to comprehend concepts and learn math skills they had not been able to learn before.


Learning Ally Comes to ICHS and Sophia Academy

We are excited to announce that all our qualified students will be able to access Learning Ally to help with both academic and pleasure reading.  With over 80,000 books in audio format, our students will be able to have textbooks and novels read to them while they follow along.

Students with dyslexia often understand what they hear even when they cannot understand what they read. Now, they will have lots of help, whether reading Julius Caesar in English class or a chapter on the rock cycle in science class.