Mission, Vision and Philosophy


PURPOSE . . . to glorify God
The ultimate purpose of New Hope Academy is to glorify God and to teach its students to do the same.


MISSION . . . to empower the poor
New Hope Academy is a Christ-centered community school with an economically, racially and culturally diverse student body. It exists to serve low-income families by establishing a solid biblical worldview, instilling vision, confirming hope and preparing each young person for a life of service.


VISION . . . to transform culture
New Hope Academy is dedicated to a unique educational experience, equipping children from all backgrounds to become a generation of leaders who will reflect our Creator and transform our culture. This vision is cultivated through the convergence of three commitments: the promise of excellent, classical education; the mission to the underprivileged; and the belief in connected, purposeful community.

The promise of an excellent, classical education
New Hope Academy is committed to exceptional educational programs that establish for the students a solid biblical worldview and cultivate wisdom by nourishing the soul with beauty, goodness, and truth. These educational programs allow every student to reach his/her full potential. The methodology of our classical approach allows our teachers to serve as disciplers, mentoring the students, investing love and acceptance into their lives, and providing a level of security and stability. These relationships are foundational to students’ growth academically, emotionally and spiritually.

The mission to the underprivileged
New Hope Academy is committed to the disadvantaged and underserved in our community. Providing this educational experience to low-income families is foundational to the school’s mission. It is, therefore, intentional in the fact that nearly half the students it serves come from low-income families.

The belief in connected, purposeful community
New Hope Academy provides the opportunity for students to form meaningful relationships across economic, racial and cultural lines. Groomed in this loving, equity-promoting environment, each student discovers his/her unique gifts.


PHILOSOPHY

We believe our lives should reflect God’s character. New Hope Academy strives to mirror God’s image, reflecting His light through our works. By educating our children in that practice, we have the opportunity to pour infinite facets of that light into future generations.

We believe that learning is a constant, lifelong process and that individuals need to be nurtured and challenged in five general areas to develop wholly and reach their fullest potential.

Spiritually. New Hope Academy believes that the fear and knowledge of the Lord brings wisdom and understanding through the inerrant and infallible Scriptures. We provide fertile soil to ensure that our students’ relationships with Jesus Christ flourish well beyond their school years.

Intellectually. New Hope Academy provides a rigorous and comprehensive academic program in a nurturing and challenging environment that fosters curiosity and creativity. In doing so, we transform day-to-day students into lifelong learners through academic success and positive educational experiences.

Emotionally. New Hope Academy builds within each student an appropriate self-confidence upon the foundation that the student is purposefully and uniquely created by God. From our safe and positive environment emerges students equipped with a Christ-like character, including a strong respect and responsibility for both the student and others.

Socially. New Hope Academy intentionally builds an economically, racially and culturally diverse student and faculty population, producing a richer and broader experience and community. Extracurricular activities are offered to reinforce principles of teamwork and to instill a lifestyle of service toward a student’s family, community, nation and world.

Physically. New Hope Academy helps to meet the needs of each student to ensure a healthy body through appropriate diet, exercise and rest.

We believe that family is invaluable. New Hope Academy deeply affirms the family as an integral part of the educational process. When a student’s family is involved in school events, fundraisers, and the student’s daily tasks, the family instills, by example, the longstanding importance of a quality education. Along with our families, New Hope Academy helps students grow into men and women of faith, integrity and character.