Corvid Academy began in early 2000 with one teacher, in one room, teaching four full-time students. Prior to accepting full-time students, the teacher, Linda Sofa, had already garnered a reputation as The Reading Tutor. Linda has been helping ESL and Special Education students since 1985. The success of the full-time program spread, exclusively by word of mouth, and a school soon took shape under the moniker Sofa-So-Good Learning Center (named for its founders, Faitala and Linda Sofa). Today, the school continues to take flight, adding online remote learning and new locations, and has been re-branded as Corvid Academy to capture and reflect this progression. Over the years, the school has earned numerous accolades and amazing stories of successful students.
What People Say
Here are a few testimonials on experiences at Corvid Academy.
Going to Corvid Academy was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Mrs. Sofa and her staff have literally saved me from the bad path I was going down. It was a blessing to be there. My academic knowledge increased immensely, and I had a spiritual break through. It was quite evident that I got a lot smarter because when I took the Iowa Basic Test, I got one entire math section completely correct. I amazed myself! I would never ever regret going there because my GPA increased dramatically (3.8) which helped me out for college. I got a $52,000 academic scholarship to an outstanding college in Arkansas called “Hendrix College”. I recommend everybody who wants to receive the best education to go there. Thank God for Mrs. Sofa and her staff!
First of all, I would like to thank Mrs. Sofa and the school for everything you have taught my daughter. I’m sure you already know that my daughter Candace got accepted to Kamehameha Schools for 7th. grade. It is such an awesome and great accomplishment for Candace. We are very proud of her. She is so excited and thrilled that she will be going to the same school as her brother. This has always been her dream. Your time and dedication has a part of her being accepted to Kamehameha Schools. My husband and I are very grateful and thankful.
I will forever be grateful for Mrs.Sofa and her wonderful teaching staff at Corvid Academy. They are the reason I was accepted into Iolani school, one of the best private institutions in Hawaii. At Mrs.Sofa’s school, I was encouraged to excel in my academics and to become an efficient worker. I took advanced classes, developed useful skills in computer works, and most surprisingly, I became very artistic. Most importantly, however, I was taught to love learning. During the 2 years I spent at Mrs.Sofa’s, I earned an average GPA of 3.9 and became well prepared for the trials laid ahead at Iolani. Iolani is well-known for its vigorous academics, however I continue to thrive here due to the fundamentals Mrs.Sofa taught me. I recommend everyone who wants to excel in school and become a well-rounded student to go there.
I truly love this school! I am astounded by how much my children learned in just one year! My daughter had just turned 4 when she started and was reading before Christmas! I had no idea what they were capable of before we found this school! The teachers and staff pour so much love into the children and help them to learn to love learning!! Unfortunately we moved off island and now we compare our current school to Corvid Academy. I don’t know of any school that can compare. We miss you!!!
My daughters, Randi and Sunshine Fontes attended Corvid Academy for 4 school years. Linda Sofa and her staff are passionate teachers that motivate children to perform at a high academic level. My children learned concepts in all areas that would not have been taught elsewhere. Most importantly, they mastered concepts which allowed them to retain what they learned to apply in future lesson. The small learning environment is surely a plus. Daily devotions taught my daughters to have a faith and love for God. I could not have asked for better teachers and learning environment. I would recommend The Corvid Academy to anyone serious about their child’s education and growth.
Corvid Academy (Previously SofaSoGood Learning Center) was acknowledged for their education of some of Hawaii’s best little league baseball players. The Honolulu advertiser wrote an article on the school and called us “the modern-day equivalent of the old one-room school houses of a century ago”, it can be found here: Waipio’s Little Leaguers will play for U.S.