Welcome: Letter to Parents
Letter to Parents from our Chief Education Officer
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Sophia High School. Based in the UK, with our Head Office in London, Sophia High is a school where every child will receive the individual attention they deserve.
Our school model combines the very best practices of the UK private school system along with best practices in online education. It is a system and curriculum that my colleague and Director of Education, David McCarthy and I know very well, having been teachers and school leaders at several prestigious schools both in the UK and internationally for the last 48 years combined.
Our goal is to help your child achieve academic excellence and develop strength of character. This is delivered, in what we view as the future of education, a blended learning environment delivering the British Curriculum for students from age 5 through to 14, within a flexible homeschool online education setting. All of our online lessons are live, interactive, and taught by our team of qualified, experienced teachers.
In our view, every child is unique. Therefore, we adapt our approach to each child offering them the specific challenges and customized support that brings out their best.
We set ourselves very high standards. We will endeavour to inspire your child with new ideas, to support them as they learn to think for themselves and then to challenge them to transform the lives of others. At Sophia High we aim for children to grow from learners to leaders.
We promise to always work hard to excite young minds about the possibilities of tomorrow and to show them how to adapt and deal with change. We want children to be creative and resilient, to become excellent decision makers and to demonstrate compassion and tolerance. Most importantly, we want to nurture a love of learning and we want to enable children to forge friendships that will last a lifetime as they learn to navigate the world of digital learning.
The difference at Sophia High School is the way we go about this and going much further than you would expect. We do not just follow a conventional international curriculum. Rather, we enhance the curriculum with extra activities and experiences. We do not teach in large group settings or solely in classroom groups, but make time for individual care as well and get to know every child in that class, looking for their different interests and strengths.
Finally, we make sure that we keep you, the parents, closely in touch with your child’s achievements; because we believe that – together – we can develop the unique individual that lies within.
I am committed to ensuring our school provides the best academic standards, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care for our students. Our website sets out how we will follow an enhanced model of the National Curriculum for England and ensure your child is prepared for high status examinations and entry to the world’s top universities.
But a school should always be more than its formal curriculum. We want to build, with you, a community in which your child will be happy and successful.
Both David and myself look forward to meeting, talking, and understanding you and your child. I want to convey the passion for learning that we have at Sophia High School.
Even more, I hope we can show you how we will help make a difference in your child’s life.
Melissa McBride - MA (UCL, IOE), B Ed, BA, QTS
Chief Education Officer, Co Founder