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What is the admissions process at Agia Sophia?

The first step is to become familiar with our school and its unique philosophy by scheduling a school tour, speaking with our Principal or Secretary and reviewing this website. Further information on the application process can be found on our … Continue reading

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Do you offer tuition discounts or financial aid?

Agia Sophia strives to offer generous need-based tuition assistance to families. For more information, see our Tuition Policy and Tuition Assistance Policy.

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What kind of lunch program is offered?

Students bring their own lunches in character-free lunch boxes. Once or twice a year the school hosts a special hot lunch day, usually in conjunction with another special event.

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What is the school’s policy regarding dress codes and uniforms?

Agia Sophia requires its students to wear prescribed uniforms: Burgundy polo shirts with Navy Slacks (boys) and Navy Jumpers (girls). Detailed information about our dress code policy is available in our handbook.

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How does the school view parental involvement?

ASA’s core philosophy is that we are an extension of the primary parental responsibility for the education of children. Our role is to reinforce the values parents are trying to impart at home. Therefore, we strongly encourage parental involvement in … Continue reading

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What is the discipline policy at Agia Sophia Academy?

We see each student as one who bears the image of God, and one who therefore is a unique individual with unique personal, social, and educational needs. As a result, every disciplinary situation is unique in nature. Our school staff … Continue reading

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What is your school’s philosophy regarding homework?

We strive to keep homework at a reasonable level. Our approach is to work hard on academics during the seven hours each day we have the children with the goal of minimal homework after school. We believe it is important … Continue reading

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Does Agia Sophia Academy require immunizations?

Immunizations are required for attendance at all preschools, elementary, middle and high schools in Oregon, whether public, private, charter or alternative schools. However, if your child is not vaccinated, the law does allow for exemptions with proper documentation. Learn more at www.oregon.gov. … Continue reading

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Does a student have to be an Orthodox Christian to attend ASA?

No. While Agia Sophia Academy is an Orthodox Christian School, it does admit students from all faith backgrounds. However, all students, regardless of background, are expected to participate in church services as well as in faith class. All who enroll … Continue reading

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Is your school associated with a denomination or area church?

Agia Sophia Academy is a distinctively Orthodox Christian institution that is committed to educating according to the Tradition of the Orthodox Christian Faith. The school is associated with the Orthodox Christian Church reflected locally, nationally, and internationally.

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