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Academic Excellence

Classical Education

Integrated subjects help students learn facts while making connections between subjects. Students are engaged and challenged holistically across five areas – spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

Humanities

Our studies incorporate important people of a particular time period for each grade, along with its corresponding culture, geography, philosophy, religion, art, and music.

Bible Study

The Bible is woven into all learning, rather than taught as a separate subject, to further support integrated education. Children learn to have a biblical world and life view as they develop their knowledge of God's Word.

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Integrated Curriculum

Traditionally, school subjects are taught separately as isolated areas of study. Concentrated time on each subject is scheduled throughout the day. New Hope Academy takes a different approach to teaching. We are guided by the classical education model in which subject areas are integrated to help students not only learn the facts but also see the connections between subjects, helping them develop a solid comprehension and awareness.

The building process of integrated curriculum begins with our curriculum’s focus on the study of Humanities. Incorporating important people of a particular time period for each grade level, along with its corresponding culture, geography, philosophy, religion, art, and music. The Humanities theme is studied throughout the year in great depth. For example, our students study the Early Africa/Egyptian period in second grade, and the Greco-Roman period in third grade.

The discovery (science) units are informed by the Humanities curriculum, allowing these two units to intersect, overlap, and connect. Reading is incorporated into the Humanities using “living” books and biographies. Art and music appreciation studies correlate to the curriculum whenever possible. The Bible is not taught as a separate subject; rather the truth of God’s character and His creation found in Scriptures are interwoven into all subjects.

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Art

Art enables the students to express and communicate their thoughts, ideas, imagination, and understanding of themselves and the world around them. Students will study the artwork of renowned artists, allowing them to observe reproductions or several works by the same artist. Each student will study artists and their work during the course of one year.

Art expresses the thought, worldview, and artistic style of the day. Students study the art of a time period in conjunction with their humanities unit, observing and discussing specific works of art.

Hands-on experience with art in different mediums is offered once a week with an art teacher, allowing students to experiment and learn different techniques.

Classes will take field trips to museums, galleries, and other locations so students may see fine art firsthand.

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Foreign Languages

The grammar stage of Spanish begins with simple vocabulary in Pre-K and progresses to the alphabet, simple phrases, sentences, and questions. In second grade the students begin to read print and speak conversationally.

Beginning in third-grade students study Latin. Latin significantly improves verbal skills, mathematical reasoning powers, and strengths in other academic areas. We view Latin as a foundational aspect of our classical program. Each year, the students learn 500-600 words in Latin as well as the grammar necessary to master this ancient language. By graduation, students should be able to read on an intermediate level in Latin, parse and diagram complex English sentences and draw out the meaning of hundreds of difficult English words based on their knowledge of Latin.

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Music

Music has been an influential aspect of all cultures since the beginning of time.

It is our desire to incorporate music into each student’s life in three specific areas:

Hands-on experience through personal participation in musical activity, allowing students to express themselves and enjoy the art of music. Each student will have music class once a week with a professional music teacher.

Within the music class, instruction will be offered in the academics of music: reading notes, learning about the various musical instruments, the components of an orchestra, and so forth.

The study of famous composers and their work each year. Listening to the works of the great composers and growing familiar with their music, giving the students an ear to recognize and appreciate the composers’ works.