This school belongs to the Muslim Community of Lesotho who established the first mosque (masjid) in Lesotho at Butha-Buthe between 1905 and 1910 and named it after the great St. Soofie.
Then in late 1950’s, an English medium school was introduced in the mosque premises, naming it after St. Soofie. It had only five standards. In the year 1971, an accidental fire burned down the entire mosque building.
The Muslim Community applied for a school site from the Lands office in 1988 and the Lands Authority allocated a site for the school. However due to high demand, a bigger site was needed. As a result, a mutual agreement was entered into with the Lands Authority and thus the existing school site was allocated in exchange of the previously granted and was registered. The construction of the first building was undertaken in the middle of 1989 and completed in January 1990, the funds were from the Lesotho Muslim community. Regular classes for standard one to five began in February 1990 with only 70 students on the roll of the school.
In January 1991, Soofia was given 161003 as its registration number. It is a matter of great pride to mention here that since 1992 Soofia has been presenting its children for P.S.L. examinations and obtaining 100% results every year. In order to offer a proper and sound foundation in English right from the age group of 4 to 6 years, a pre-school section was introduced in 1998. Currently Soofia is one of the best primary schools in the country.
Again in response to popular demands by parents, SEMS established the Secondary one (1), generally originally called Junior Certificate, J.C section in 2005.
As a result of the persistent request of the parents and the community at large, Soofia established the Secondary two (2), International General Certificate of Secondary Education, IGCSE, formally known as the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate, COSC section in 2008.
In 2014, Soofia became the pioneering school in offering the Advanced, A-level of Education.
This section is subdivided into the Advanced Subsidiary, AS-Level of Education and the General Certificate of Education, GCE. This section is providing the education qualifications that learners need to meet the requirements for admission into tertiary institutions of their choice, the world over.