New Hope Academy was founded on the biblical framework that every child is made in the image of God, is a fallen creature, and can experience redemption through Christ’s work on the cross.
We see each child as a unique and precious gift, worthy of respect, honor, training, discipline, and an education flowing with beauty, goodness and truth. Each day, our students enter the doors of New Hope Academy to find an educational banquet filled with hands-on learning, living books, stories waiting to be composed, picture and nature studies, real-life math, ideas to ponder and the foundational structure for life-long wonder and learning.
Our students thrive because we see learning as an art and a creative process of knowing, understanding, and serving God and our neighbors.
New Hope Academy’s biblical and classical approach to learning is the vehicle to cultivate knowledge, understanding, and wisdom while instilling vision, confirming hope and preparing students to be reformers in their community. Teachers take advantage of small classroom sizes in order to implement a discipleship model and make learning come alive.
The philosophy and methodology of Charlotte Mason and an integrated approach to subject areas is incorporated in the classrooms to give our children rich educational experiences. The building process of an integrated curriculum with a biblical worldview begins with our humanities study, incorporating important people of the time, culture, geography, philosophy, religion, art and music. The humanities theme is studied throughout the year with great depth and follows a scope and sequence. The humanities begin with the creation story in Pre-K and concludes with the postmodern era in sixth grade.
From the humanities unit, the discovery (science) units are determined, helping these two units to intersect, overlap and connect. Language arts and math are also integrated into the humanities and science study, making learning meaningful and exciting. Art, music, recitations, picture and nature studies, foreign language, and physical education correlate to the humanities and science studies whenever possible. The Bible is not taught as a separate subject but, rather, woven into all of learning.