How to Enroll

Thank you for your interest in Agia Sophia Academy. The enrollment process is designed to help both the school and applicant families to get to know each other. Please read below for details that will guide you through the process. If we can assist you in any way, please contact us.

* Please note: submitting an application is not a guarantee of admittance.

1) Parent Tour and Observation

All applicants are invited to schedule a personal tour and observe our classes. Montessori observations are scheduled from 9:15-9:45 Monday-Friday for one adult at a time. It is designed to give you a clear picture of life inside a Montessori classroom and provide an opportunity to record questions about our program for your interview with the teacher.

You do not have to submit an application before you take a tour or observe a class. To observe a Montessori or Elementary classroom, click here or give us a call at 503-641-4600.

2) Application Form and Fee

The application pool opens January 1st for the upcoming school year. Completed applications (which must include all supporting forms and the application fee) will be reviewed for admittance into the application pool.  First Round Acceptance deadline is February 28th, followed by a rolling deadline for second round consideration if additional spots become available.

3) Open House — January 26, 2017 from 5-7pm

We invite you to attend an Agia Sophia Open House . Stop by for the opportunity to learn more about the program from the principal, lead teachers and language and art specialists. You are encouraged to tour the open classrooms and meet directly with teachers and parent members of the ASA community.

We also offer Drop-By Thursdays.  Stop by on a Thursday any time between 9a – 2p and receive a brief tour of the school and an information packet.  (Check our online calendar for school holidays & closures)

4) Student Visit

Students are invited to visit the school so that everyone can become better acquainted. This process especially helps younger students feel more comfortable and begin to familiarize themselves with the environment.

For students interested in our Elementary program, we can also schedule a “Student Shadow Day” in the spring.  Your child can come spend the morning in the classroom with the other children and experience first-hand what a day at Agia Sophia Academy would be like.

5) Letter of Acceptance

Starting in March, and upon submission of your application, an appointment with the principal will be made to discuss enrollment and school policy information. A letter of acceptance will be sent out shortly afterwards.

6) Financial Aid Application

Every family who has submitted a completed enrollment application is eligible to apply for need-based tuition assistance, if available. Approximately 30% of our elementary students currently receive some form of tuition assistance, however, packages only cover a small percentage of a family’s tuition and are dependent on pledged donations.

Deadline for the first round of Financial Aid is March 1st.  If you missed the deadline, and need financial aid, you can still apply for second round consideration.

Agia Sophia Academy makes use of the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service to help us evaluate requests for financial aid. If you would like to complete an application online, you may go to https://www.factstuitionaid.com/facts/gaindex. There is a small $30 processing fee paid by the applying family directly to FACTS Management Company “FACTS”. FACTS is the largest educational financial service provider in the industry serving schools in all 50 states. They have been in business since 1986 and specialize in working with schools like ours. Contact information for FACTS is below:

www.factsmgt.com * 800-624-7092 * info@factsmgt.com

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Agia Sophia Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.