Hope Academy

Hope Academy provides an environment whereby children from birth to school-age can grow, learn, and meet Jesus.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedHope Academy serves any child who can participate in our daily programming.
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$179
Summer Program Cost NotesSelect weeks and pay for the weeks without refund.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students125 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Hope Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,244
Tuition NotesPreschool 3-4 yrs full-time M-F
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBev Yoakum
Admissions AssociateDanielle Conway


Total Sports Offered1 sport

School Notes

  • In 2018, Hope made the huge leap of faith to open a full-service educational program for children age 6 weeks to Kindergarten, as well as before and after school care for older children. Today, families enjoy Christian education on a campus offering meals, special programming, and the same exceptional preparation for school they have always provided.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Hope Academy is Oaktree Academy (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Virginia Beach
    Oaktree Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: NS-12 | 178 students
    0.4 miles
    817 Kempsville Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 248-9560
    0.4 NS-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Kpc Day School
    Alternative School (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-K | 76 students
    0.5 miles
    805 Kempsville Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 495-4611
    0.5 PK-K
  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 155 students
    0.6 miles
    717 Whitehurst Landing Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 424-4673
    0.6 PK-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: K-12 | 162 students
    0.8 miles
    640 Kempsville Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 495-5200
    0.8 K-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Bellamy Manor School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 50 students
    1 miles
    5009 Providence Rd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 495-4525
    1 PK-K

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My son started at Hope Academy in January 2020 at 3 years old. I was slightly apprehensive because he had been in an in-home daycare and wasn’t sure how well he would adapt to such a change. I had concerns about potty training accidents because he was only a few months out of training. After speaking with the director Bev, she assured me everything would be fine, and we decided to take the plunge. My main reason for choosing this school initially was my experience during our tour. Bev was extremely welcoming and so patient with all of my concerns and questions. I loved how she shared her own personal experiences to help me feel more comfortable. I was ready to sign all the papers on the spot, but she wouldn`t accept that. She wanted me to go home and pray and sleep on it before making the decision to commit. I respected this so much because it made me feel like she genuinely cared about me making the right decision for my family and not just enrolling a child. Fast forward to March 2020 when Covid began. I am a healthcare worker who is also a single parent. The thought of my childcare shutting down quite literally terrified me. The Hope Academy and everyone involved did EVERYTHING they could to keep their doors open to their families while keeping the children as safe as possible. They succeeded and did so in the most outstanding way I ever could've imagined. I always knew my son was safe and cared for in a healthy environment. The Hope Academy keeps the parents informed on everything that is going on at all times. They are very strict with ensuring everyone is accounted for and that NO ONE enters that school without them knowing. The Hope Academy is very safe and secure and am pretty certain Mrs. Bev or Mrs. Kathy would take down anyone questionable before they entered the front door. As a single parent, I appreciated how well they have worked with me in terms of knowing how to handle my family without having to make pickups and the communication. You will not find a better school for your little one. My son learned so much within weeks of beginning their pre-k program. Am always shocked at the new knowledge he brings home. Their summer camp is AMAZING as well. If you are looking for a school that cares for your child with impeccable skills and also teaches them everything they need to know, this is where you need to be. I am so happy I made the decision to send my son to school at The Hope Academy. I will truly be very sad when it comes time for him to move on to a different school when he reaches 1st grade.
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My family loves Hope Academy! We have our 2 sons (3 years old and 15 months) at Hope and have had a wonderful experience! My 3-year-old's vocabulary and knowledge of preschool level topics took off once he was enrolled (came from an in-home daycare). The size of the classes (small) and the amount of play time the kids get outside is awesome! The administration makes me feel very heard and cared for and the teachers are all so kind!
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