New Hope Academy

6289 W Howard Street,
Niles, IL, 60714-0607
Tel: (847)588-0463
Grades: 6 - 12 | 63 students
NewHope Academy is a privately owned facility designed to provide special education services in a therapeutic day school environment to students with average to above average intelligence.
NewHope works with students that have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), generated by their home school district, stating that a therapeutic day school is necessary to meet the student's educational needs.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Private Special Education Centers
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 63 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade New Hope Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 7 students
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $43,000
Tuition Notes NewHope Academy does accept private pay students
Admissions Director Brandy Larrance
Admissions Associate Bonnie Turek

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime Club, Chess Club, D&D Club, Weight Lifting Club Anime Club, Chess Club, D&D Club, Weight Lifting Club,

School Notes:

  • Our student population is comprised of students whose emotional disabilities impair their ability to successfully complete their academic requirements, despite average to above-average academic potential. This population includes students with certain learning disabilities, whose disability has been exacerbated by a severe emotional overlay. Primary disability classifications include: Emotional Disability, Autism, Learning disability and Other Health Impaired (OHI). The school accepts students in grades 6 through and 12, ages 11 to 21. As the program focuses on a more narrowly defined population of emotionally disabled students, it therefore is able to provide an academic challenge beyond that generally available in existing therapeutic day schools. The program focuses its efforts on problem solving, social skills, and organizational skills that fosters independent thinking while helping students to overcome the social and emotional obstacles that have impeded their prior academic efforts. NewHope provides intensive psychoeducational support by employing a specifically chosen educational staff combined with the use of milieu therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and multifamily education and group support(s).

  • Profile last updated: 08/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Joseph Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Joseph Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Logos Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - I believe that New Hope Academy saved my daughter''s life. Her traditional junior high school left her feeling isolated, bullied and suicidal. New Hope has been a breath of fresh air and helped our daughter not just get by, but excel and find her confidence again. Their art class & life skills class really have impressed us and we love seeing her come out of her shell again. I thank God every single day that New Hope Academy exists with the most amazing staff in order to help kids just like our daughter! God Bless New Hope Academy!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Outstanding school. Saved my grandson''s future. Community middle school wanted to isolate him and keep away from multiple bullies instead of supportive measures. Staff are outstanding and meet his needs and encourage his growth. He has flourished and bloomed. So grateful for New Hope Academy!!! - Posted by Parent

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