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What about students transferring into your program from other schools?

This is a legitimate concern for many parents who are considering enrollment of their children. Our experience tells us that some students will adjust readily to the new approach and some may encounter challenges. The teaching staff carefully assesses each … Continue reading

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How long has your school been in operation?

The 2016-2017 school year was our 13th year of operation. A Steering Committee worked for over a year to put ASA together prior to our official opening in September of 2004. Over the past years, ASA has developed respected Montessori and Multi-Age … Continue reading

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What curriculum is used at ASA? What subjects do you teach?

Agia Sophia Academy uses a variety of curriculum resources and approaches for its academic programs. We strive for materials that are academically challenging and facilitative of our goal of providing a quality Orthodox Christian education. We teach all of the … Continue reading

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Are the teachers at Agia Sophia licensed teachers?

All of the classroom teachers at ASA possess current state licensure and degrees in education. In addition, we generally require each of our teachers to possess a bachelors degree, to be an active and faithful Christian, to have a true … Continue reading

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Do your students receive instruction in Art, Music, and Physical Education?

Yes. Music and P.E. are taught three days per week by a qualified specialist. Students are taught Music History and Theory, as well as voice and instrumentation instruction. Our Physical Education program uses the Brain Dance Method and the Presidential … Continue reading

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Do your students participate in standardized testing programs?

Yes, our students are regularly tested in aptitude, basic skills, concepts, and reading comprehension using nationally recognized standardized tests such as the Stanford Achievements Test and DRA reading assessments.

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Is Agia Sophia Academy accredited by any agency or organization?

Yes, ASA is full-accredited by AdvancED | Northwest Accreditation Commission (formerly known as NAAS). ASA also has membership status with the Oregon Montessori Association and affiliations with Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as well as the Confederation of Oregon … Continue reading

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What about the academic standards? How rigorous are your programs?

We believe in setting standards that will stretch students of all abilities to reach their fullest potential-mind, body, and soul. At Agia Sophia Academy we strive to “set the bar high ” in a way that is both accessible to … Continue reading

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What is the student-teacher ratio?

Agia Sophia’s policy is to have a low student to teacher ratio allowing teachers to offer significant personal attention to the students.  Currently our student to teacher ratio is 9:1 with an average class size of 15 students.

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What are the school hours?

The current hours of operation are 8:10 AM to 3:05 PM, Monday through Friday, with a 2:05PM early release on Wednesdays. Our Montessori classes run from 8:10 AM to 12:10 PM (half-day program) or 3:05 PM (full-day program), with a … Continue reading

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