Thank you for your interest in Sophia Academy!

A Sophia education empowers middle school girls from the city of Providence through a dynamic academic program where learning is challenging, engaging, and fun.

Our school introduces girls to educational experiences to expand their worldview; encourage them to be active and informed citizens; and empower them to see the world through a social justice lens.  By utilizing best practices in gender specific education, we foster academic, moral, cultural and social growth our students.

What makes a great Sophia student candidate?

Sophia recognizes the value of a single-sex education for girls. Our students must live in the city of Providence and be eligible for free and reduced lunch. Students are admitted in the 5th grade. Occasionally, there are openings in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

We look for prospective students who are committed to learning and doing their best. While we look for strong transcripts, grades are only one of the criteria that we review when deciding on an applicant. A great Sophia candidate has a positive attitude, the potential to succeed in an academically challenging environment, and possesses a curiosity and commitment to her studies. An ideal candidate also shows the desire to grow and mature outside the classroom.

Our graduating class of 2018 went on to attend a mix of private, public and charter high schools, including:

Blackstone Academy
Charette High School
Classical High School
La Salle Academy
Lincoln School for Girls
St. Mary Academy Bay View
St. Raphael Academy
Rhode Island Nursing Academy
Rocky Hill School
Village Green Virtual Charter School

How to Apply


Families contribute an average tuition of $500 per year, with every student receiving significant financial aid

Admission Checklist

To be considered for admission you must COMPLETE a Sophia Academy Application. Please refer to the following list to make sure your application is complete before submitting.

1. Application for Admissions Form

2. Parent/Guardian Reflection: written personal thoughts and responses to questions listed in the application

3. Student Reflection: Applicant’s written personal thoughts and responses to questions listed in the application, as well as application Question 8: a sample of graded work applicant is proud of

4. Income Verification
Please submit a copy of your 2017 Income Tax Return, a copy of your W-2 or pay stub or documentation of SSI, TDI or other government assistance. We may require parents filing their income tax separately to provide a copy of each individual return or that each provide any of the documentation noted above as may pertain to them.

5. Authorization to Release Transcripts Form
Please complete entire form and drop off or send to your student’s current school so we may obtain her report cards, standardized test scores, IEP or 504 if applicable. Be certain to ask her school when documents will be available for you to pick up and then either mail or drop off to Sophia Academy. The Sophia Academy Admissions Committee will not review applications unless they are complete.

6. Authorization to Release Protected Health Information Form
Please complete entire form and drop off or send to student’s physician so we may obtain her current medical history including immunizations. Please mail or drop off the student’s medical history as provided by the physical.

7. Teacher Recommendation Form
Please provide a Sophia Academy Recommendation Form to your student’s homeroom teacher. The teacher will complete the form and mail it directly to Sophia Academy (complete directions on form).

Please mail or drop off your complete application:

Admissions Committee
Sophia Academy
582 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, R.I. 02907