Santa Sophia Academy

Seeking Wisdom + Living Virtue + Encountering Christ
9806 San Juan Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977
East County

Your children can excel at Santa Sophia Academy

9806 San Juan Street
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Phone: (619) 463-0488

Santa Sophia Academy, which translates to Holy Wisdom, is nestled at the base of Mt. Helix in Casa de Oro, Spring Valley. We are honored to partner with parents in the education of their children in an atmosphere where Christ is the center of all we teach, do, and say in every subject and part of the day. The students, parents, and staff are a cohesive, collaborative, and caring community where every child is supported and encouraged to their best.

Our average class size is 24, and we have teacher’s aides in each room, supportive and involved parents, and dedicated, loving, and awesome credentialed teachers. Our students enjoy an extensive extracurricular program that includes league sports, fine arts, and a myriad of other offerings. And we are unique in that we teach a public speaking curriculum and extensive fine arts program within our school day. We boast an excellent and challenging curriculum that culminates with our eighth graders being accepted into the Catholic high school of their choice with honors and advanced placements and scholarships based on achievement.

Mrs. Karen Laaperi, Principal

Rev. Devdas Masillamony, Pastor
Santa Sophia

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Outside the Classroom

We offer clubs and activities including: Chess, Business, Woodshop, Arts and Crafts, Choir, Handbells, Music, Nexplore Classes, Drama, Science Classes, Homework Club, Accelerated Math in Grades 6-8, Extensive Fine Arts Program, Oratory Skills/Public Speaking Curriculum, Honors Science Classes taught in Grades 7/8

Our Competitive Spirit

We offer athletics including: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Softball

The World Around Us

Students at Santa Sophia Academy have the opportunity to learn additional languages including: Spanish

Our Learning Environment

Our learning environment features: Library, Computer Lab, Art Room, Sports Field, Playground, Blacktop Activity Area

We are all created equal.

We have served students gifted with: GATE Designation, IEP, Learning Difficulties, Autism

Let's make it work.

We are proud to offer tuition assistance to those families in need. Each year we set aside $59,000 in our budget just for this need and grant every penny of it.

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"Ahoy! Aye Aye Captain Sir!"
Our 4th and 5th graders became crew members on board the Star of India today as they had to negotiate with an agent for passage, prepared the vessel by moving cargo, and plotting their course to San Francisco. Under the direction of their 'mates' the crews worked great together!
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Happy Feast of St. Patrick Day!

The fifth grade's 'Green Goodies' bake sale for the missions was a huge success! They raised $257 for the missions! Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

The fifth grades Green Goodies bake sale for the missions was a huge success! They raised $257 for the missions! Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations to former SSA Alumni Johnathon Soro (SSA class of 2015) on this amazing achievement!Saints selects seven of its brightest minds to compete in the Austin Exams!
Thomas Zamora, Jordan Geniza, Matthew Anguiano, Andrew Tran, Johnathon Soro, Benjamin Leach, and Nicolas Correa
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Congratulations to former SSA Alumni Johnathon Soro (SSA class of 2015) on this amazing achievement!

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Celebrating the success of our many students who participated in the annual track meet 🏃‍♀️ 🏃

 

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Celebrating our first Mission to the Moon through a Legoland competition.

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Fun arts and craft today!

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