Bridgeport Hope School is a private, non-sectarian K-8th elementary school offering academic excellence and character development in a nurturing school environment.
The small teacher/student ratio ensures that students are not lost in the crowd.
Teachers strive to individualize their instruction to allow for different learning needs.
The student population offers a natural diversity of various races and cultures.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 54 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,300
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1997

Student Body

Total Students
54 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Bridgeport Hope School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Khaki pants and polo shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
The tuition cost is $5300 for one child; significant discounts for siblings are available. Need-based Scholarships available at Children\'s Educational Opportunity Foundation. See ceoct.org.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,100
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Deshotel

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Gaming

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Music, Musical Theater
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
This school has been a blessing. The teachers are invested in the future of the children. The opportunity is learning computer science.
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5  
Small but highly available and personal school. The teachers put a great deal of effort into creating a curriculum to educate and challenge my kids (I have two daughters enrolled in BHS). They were also very flexible, during the pandemic we did remote learning and the quality of the teaching did not diminish. In addition, they provided remote learning when we were still apprehensive about sending our kids back. This is a nice gem/alternative to the public schools in Bridgeport. They offer quality education for an affordable price and most importantly they care.
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5  
Great school! My son entered 3rd grade and has built so much confidence. I appreciate the effort and attention they have given to my son and preparing him for the next level. Thank you!
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5  
Bridgeport Hope School has a Strong Academic program, there is attention to the arts and attention to the Arts. Students receive a well-rounded education.
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5  
Bridgeport Hope School is will prepare and has excellent academics. My oldest daughter is virtually attending BHS school due to the pandemic, and she is doing great and adapting well. The teachers are very friendly and Hard working toward the kid. My oldest daughter can't wait to get back to school in person and my youngest is excited to start school in September 2021 at BHS.
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5  
Bridgeport Hope School is a small gem tucked away in Bridgeport Ct. It's a school where everyone knows everyone. My daughter has been enrolled since Kindergarten and there has never been an "I dont want to go to school today" moment which in my opinion speaks highly!
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5  
We love BHS, my daughter enjoys going to school every day. The class size is small, perfect for individual attention as the student needs. Teachers are supportive and attentive.
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5  
A secret jewel in Bridgeport. Small school where students are nourish not only with excellent academics but with tools for the day to day life. Teachers and aids go above and beyond to give the students all the tools to make learning a fun experience. Small class groups (no more than 12 students per class) give the kids almost a 1-1 teaching experience.
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5  
School is great. Teachers really care and students rate excellent on standardized tests. Way above average. Parents involved with fund raisers and activities. After-school program well run. Best kept secret in Bpt.
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5  
Two of my children graduated from Hope School. Great environment. They learned a lot and prepared them well for high school. Teachers are really invested.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 54 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,300
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $23,486 for elementary schools and $34,927 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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