Hope Partnership For Education

  • Hope Partnership for Education offers an affordable independent school education to students and families who might not otherwise have access to a private school. Our mission is to provide each student with a secure, supportive, learning environment that will enlighten their minds and enrich their characters.
  • Six core values are the foundation of our daily practice and guide our long-term strategic actions: academic excellence, respect, compassion, hospitality, hope, and joy.
  • Hope supports students in developing academic skills and emotional habits of mind necessary to become caring and responsible individuals who make positive contributions to their local communities and to the world.

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Hope Partnership For Education places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild learning differences
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students52 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeHope Partnership For Education Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants and blue uniform shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesAll students receive scholarship support. Families contribute to the student's education based on income. No student is turned away for financial reasons.
% on Financial Aid
95%
Admissions DirectorBrenda Ridley, Admissions Coordinator

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Book Club, Boy Talk, Chess Class, Culinary Club, Girl Talk, Rising Queens Heritage Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, African Dance, Recorder Ensemble, String Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Put That Lite Work In!, Yoga

School Notes

Hope's Middle School Program is designed to help students become balanced, continuous learners who are academically and emotionally prepared for high school success. Program components include:
  • academic skill building that offers a range of learning opportunities to meet the needs of all students, including basic skills instruction, advanced interdisciplinary instruction in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing;
  • music talent development includes instruction in music theory and history, as well as in recorder and basic keyboard. Individual and small group instrument lessons prepare students to participate in school-wide ensembles and public performances;
  • interdisciplinary art program that introduces the elements of art through engaging projects;
  • health and wellness advisory uses research-based pro-active strategies for building knowledge about nutrition, physical exercise and emotional health, as well as digital media safety;
  • technology and research that promote digital learning using Chromebooks and Smart Boards in the classroom, and that support the development of computing and research skills; 
  • after school enrichment and summer programs that expose students to an array of cultural experiences and experiential activities that spark understanding of academic material in exciting ways and that help make connections between school work and the real world.
Hope's Graduate Support Program guides students and their families through the high school application and selection process, and assists them with college and scholarship applications, and with work readiness.

Family engagement is critical to student success at Hope. Families are encouraged to partner with the school in helping students to develop good work habits and the necessary discipline for academic success. Family and community workshops are offered to acquaint families with school and neighborhood resources, and to aid their understanding of Hope's goals and mission. Families also receive a monthly newsletter to apprise them of key curricular aspects of the program, to alert them to student success, and to promote upcoming events. Finally, the Family Advisory Council provides the school's administration and staff with advice and feedback that benefits the school community.

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    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    (717)236-5602
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