Situated in the sylvan surroundings of Bangalore, flanked by the golf course on the one side and overlooking Bangalore's major land mark, the Vidhan Soudha, Sophia High School is one of the finest examples of premier English education in the city. Founded in Jan. 1949, Sophia is enriched by a synergy of charisms of two saintly religious women; St Madeline Sophie Barat, and St. Julie Billiart, the Foundress of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Sisters of Notre Dame respectively. The philosophy of education in Sophia is that all students be recognized as individuals with a right to learn and evolve academically and personally in a supportive environment .While striving for excellence in academics, we also seek to impart a strong sense of personal integrity and fundamental human values to our students through our educational principles and through the role models- the staff themselves. We believe that we are responsible for demonstrating and promoting the qualities of an educated person which include wisdom, competence, compassion, sense of well-being, and quest for peace and justice. Consequently, we send forth young women with profound capacity for self giving and sensitivity to respond empathetically to the social realities of their times. The seeds of excellence sown at an early age at Sophia finds fruition in forming celebrities like the "wonder girl in Indian swimming" Nisha Millet at the age of 15, and her sister, Reshma Millet, Mrs.Menaka Gandhi and Mr. Vijay Mallya, to mention a few of her alumni. Sophia considers it her privilege to serve the less privileged of the society particularly the mentally challenged children in her Opportunity School. We also undertake social action out reach programmes, like working with the street childrens's home in Chamrajpet, interacting with the women inmates of the central jail, spending a day in rural schools, helping needy children through interact activities and visiting the aged and orphans in their homes. Sophia High school prepares students for the ICSE examinations. The medium of instruction is English and Kannada and Hindi are taught as second language. The school also offers plus two school course. The plus two course is a two year post secondary study through the medium of English leading to an Examination conducted by the Council for ISC Examination, New Delhi. The course is recognized as the equivalent of the Two year pre university of the intermediate college course.