New Hope School

780 Clifton Ave.,
Clifton, NJ, 07013-0701
Tel: (973)473-4144
Mission Statement New Hope School strives for academic excellence while teaching God-centered universal values and service to others as the basis for personal integrity, harmony in the family and peace in the world. The School Day All grades begin the day with inspirational readings from various scriptural, historical and cultural sources to help our students gain a deeper understanding of their own identity and value.
The importance of moral and ethical principles are stressed as a foundation for healthy character development.
In addition to its academic program, the school places great emphasis on its character education program, which promotes the themes of " Respect, Responsibility and Service." Throughout the school year, in regular classes and special sessions, students are instructed in timeless virtues, such as honesty, fairness and compassion, and are encouraged to participate in service projects for the community. Portrait of the Graduate Upon graduating from New Hope School, our goal is that students will 1) demonstrate academic excellence and a sense of personal integrity; 2) live a life of respect and consideration for others; and 3) practice living in service to others and desire to make a positive contribution to the greater community and world.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 56 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 64%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(White shirt and blue khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,800
Tuition Notes Limited scholarships are available for families in financial need.
% on Financial Aid 10%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,200
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Josephine Gimay


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art club, Choir, Dance class, Martial arts class, Piano class Art club, Choir, Dance class, Piano class, Martial arts class,

School Notes:

  • New Hope School's curriculum is based upon teacher-lead classroom lessons with encouragement for individual study and creativity. Intermingling of age groups is common with the older children helping the younger ones. Our student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1, allowing for a great deal of interaction between students and their teacher and personal attention. It also enhances the nurturing and supportive atmosphere that the school seeks to provide. New Hope School meets or exceeds the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Content Standards. Every year our students consistently score well above the national and state average on the Terra Nova Standardized Test, which is administered to all students.

    Academic program

    New Hope School, in conjunction with the Core Knowledge Foundation, employs a curriculum whose rich and coherent content benefits our students as they proceed from grade-to-grade. This curriculum provides access to the best knowledge available in all the major subjects, including the arts, that encourages students’ steady academic progress as they build their knowledge and skills year-to-year. We seek to channel our students to the best classroom situation to meet their needs. Fast learners are allowed to advance to higher grade levels in those subjects in which they are capable. Slower learners or special needs students are able to receive more attention from their teachers. We also offer an after school tutoring program in which older students help the younger ones with their school work.

    TERRA NOVA SCORES UP! New Hope School, a Friend of Core Knowledge school, saw its Terra Nova standardized test scores increase this past school year for the second year in a row, a result of implementing the Core Knowledge curriculum. On average our students scored in the 80-90 percentile, where 50 represents the national average. Core Knowledge provides a sequential and comprehensive curriculum that challenges students to develop both their intellect and their character. The teachers themselves find the material stimulating as they prepared their lessons and used it in their classrooms. We look forward to even greater development this year as we continue using the Core Knowledge curriculum.

  • Profile last updated: 03/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Learning Center For Exceptional Children (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Learning Center For Exceptional Children (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Learning Center For Exceptional Children (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 21, 2013 - Great school with a safe environment, small class sizes, a challenging curriculum and experienced teachers. My child went all the way through from first grade and is now in honors classes in high school. New Hope School gave him a great preparation. - Posted by Parent

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