Comparing water samples gathered from Lorimar Park, growing mold on jack-o-lanterns, checking out crystalline structures under a microscope: these are just a few ways students put feet and hands on their learning under the direction of Mrs. Gudz, Biology teacher at Sophia Academy. Mrs. Gudz comes to Sophia after years of teaching and working in the health professions. She loves making the world of science come alive to students (and vice versa), but she especially loves the opportunity to help young men and women grow in character, in wisdom, and in favor with God.
Sophia Academy will staff a table at Great Philly Schools’ High School Fair on September 15-16, 2017. Eighth graders across the city will pour into the Pennsylvania Convention Center on those days to shop for high schools. None of them yet know of the gem of a school called Sophia Academy. Most won’t need us. Others will, but they won’t have heard that hope and success are close at hand. We will spend two days spreading the word about Sophia Academy–our arts-based high school for bright students with language-based learning differences. Our tag line is “multi-sensory education for learning differently.” We are convinced by both research and experience that multi-sensory education makes all the difference in the world for those who have struggled with reading or math or executive function or processing. Send your friends our way!