New Hope Academy

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New Hope Academy (NHA) is an independent K-12 private school and preschool ages 3-5, in Prince George's County. It opened in 1990 and is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education. The high school was established in 1998. NHA is a non-sectarian, non-denominational school, which emphasizes a strong academic program and character development based on family values universal to people of all faiths. Over 20 faiths and countries are represented, and the wide range of student ages represented at the school allows us to have a weekly mentoring program (for middle school students who work with students in the preschool and younger elementary grades). Each year we have between 12-16 international students. Recent students have come from: Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Rwanda, China, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, France, and Kosovo. In addition to core subjects inf Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, the following specialty subjects are offered: Art, Music, Korean, Spanish, Physical Education, Food Technology, Computer Technology, and Foundations in English (ESL). High School electives also include: techno-fitness, a rock band, chorus, golf, chess, drama, psychology, speech, choreography, creative writing, contemporary issues, animation, and hip hop dance. After school activities include:, drama, ballet, tap, Spanish dance, jazz, basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts and ACE Club. In high school AP Calculus is offered yearly as well as a rotation of other AP courses including AP US History, AP Biology and AP English Literature.

Basic facts

  • Age Range:  Preschool 3 - Grade 12
  • Years Established:   1990
  • Enrollment:  228
  • Average Class Size:  15; Teacher to student ratio: 1 to 8
  • Tuition:  $10,400 - $11,750
  • Who you serve:  Co-ed, Elementary, High School, Middle School, Preschool
  • Mission/Philosophy:  

    Our school is grounded in the belief that there is one God and that humanity is one family. We include God, and the basic values that are common to all the great religions, in all that we do. We strive to enlighten students to the beauty of how people express their faith rather than focus on a particular faith or doctrinal point of view.

  • Available Hours:  Early care is available from 7:15 am to 8:15 am. After care is available from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

Contact Details

  • Address: 7009 Varnum Street, Hyattsville, MD, 20784-0207
  • Zip Code: 20784

  • Phone: 301-459-7311

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