List of 16 frequently asked questions.

  • What kind of school is New Hope Academy?

    New Hope Academy is a pioneering school that brings together a love for Jesus Christ with the promise of an excellent classical education. We have a committed focus on whole-child development through caring, academic mentoring along with a vision for a connected community where students and families form meaningful relationships across economic, racial and cultural lines. This focus provides a foundation to begin the process of combating the roots of inequality, race-based separation, and class-oriented isolation.
  • How many students attend New Hope Academy?

    New Hope has an enrollment capacity for 220 students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, with two classes for each grade. 12 per class for Pre-K and 14 per class for K-6th Grade.
  • What is the student/faculty ratio?

    The ratio of students to faculty is approximately 9 to 1. This ratio measures the number of total teaching staff to the number of students in the entire school.
  • What is New Hope Academy's academic approach to education?

    New Hope Academy has a classical approach to education. We believe in hands-on activities, experiential learning, and application of knowledge. We want to challenge the students and develop their cognitive thinking skills. We want learning to be fun and enjoyable, and desire for students to desire to discover more about God’s creation through language, arts, science, humanities, and mathematics.
  • Where do New Hope Academy students go after 6th grade?

    Our students attend many of the local public and private schools, including Battle Ground Academy, Brentwood Academy, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Franklin Christian Academy, Franklin Road Academy, Franklin Classical School, Freedom Middle, Grace Christian Academy, Grassland Middle, Harpeth Hall, Heritage Middle, Montgomery Bell Academy, Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Station Middle School.
  • Does New Hope Academy plan to expand to seventh and eight grade?

    Yes. We are prayerfully planning and considering the expansion to seventh and eighth grade.
  • Is New Hope Academy affiliated with any church or religious organization?

    New Hope Academy is not affiliated with any church or religious denomination. Our mission, however, is to teach through a biblical worldview. Our approach is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The faculty and staff of New Hope articulate the reality of this relationship in their classrooms, lessons and personal lives.
  • How much does it cost to attend New Hope Academy?

    The tuition for the 2020/2021 school year is $12,975, plus the cost of uniforms, supplies, lunches, field trips and certain class activities.
  • Does New Hope Academy offer financial aid?

    Our mission is to offer an excellent classical education to families from all economic backgrounds. Financial aid is need-based and is available to qualified families. Financial assistance is distributed based on available funds. Financial assistance is not guaranteed.
  • How does a student apply for admissions at New Hope Academy?

    Admissions Process:
    1. Schedule an appointment to tour New Hope Academy.
    2. Complete the online admissions application and the FACTS financial assistance application
    3. Pay the application fee (as a Donation. Please include “APP FEE” in the comment section)
    4. Once an opening is available, records will be requested from the student’s school and an appointment scheduled to have the student assessed and shadow in the classroom.
    5. Parents meet with the Head of School.
  • What age should my child be to enter pre-kindergarten or kindergarten?

    Applicants for Pre-K should be at least four (4) years old by August 1 of the school year that they plan to attend New Hope Academy.
    Applicants for Kindergarten must be at least five (5) years old by August 1 of the school year they plan to attend New Hope Academy.
  • Are students required to take an entrance exam?

    All applicants must be assessed for grade placement. In order to offer admission into New Hope Academy, there must be an opening in the grade level corresponding to the results of the student’s assessment.
  • Are parents required to volunteer?

    Yes. Parents are an integral part of New Hope Academy and their child’s education. We ask parents to participate in at least two hours of volunteer activities each month.
  • What is Saturday School and are parents and students required to come?

    Saturday School is held twice a year (in October and March). Saturday School is a required attendance day for both parents and students. Saturday School was established to allow parents to participate in the academic day of their student(s).
  • Are New Hope Academy students required to wear uniforms?

    Yes. All students are required to wear the New Hope Academy uniform. Uniforms help to reduce the student’s concern and day-to-day distractions (i.e. fads, styles, and brands) and provides more of an opportunity to focus on academics. To order uniforms, visit Dennis Uniform.
  • Does New Hope Academy offer hot lunches?

    Currently Due to Covid-19 we will not be offering hot lunches for the 2020-2021 school year. 
Any additional questions or to schedule a tour, contact Doris McMillan in Admissions (615) 595-0324 x 245 or dmcmillan@nhafranklin.org.