New Hope Academy is a private school, fully certified by the Maryland State Department of Education as a non-public school, serving students in PreK3-12th grades. New Hope International High School draws students from throughout the world, offering an exceptionally well-rounded education. New Hope has an excellent college-prep curriculum focused on English and Writing, Math, Science, and Technology, but coupled with an array of creative innovative electives, including Robotics, Dance, Fitness, Acrylic Painting, International Development, Social Media, Music Composition, African American Studies, Social Media & Marketing and more. New Hope also includes grades K-8, and a fully licensed preschool program for ages 3-5 years.
Located on an eight-acre campus in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, (a suburb of Washington, D.C.), this spacious former public school has school-wide FIOS, a computer lab, personal Chromebooks for all students, and new interactive whiteboards in every classroom.
NHA has a science lab, Tech Lab, a Korean language studio, an art studio, library, gymnasium, Tae Kwon Do studio, and a professional quality dance studio.
New Hope offers before and after-school care, a summer enrichment day program for PreK and early elementary-aged students, and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including an extensive pre-professional dance program, drama, martial arts, and sports. New Hope has a strong boys and girls basketball program. Coached by Sam Caldwell, NHA's varsity girls basketball team is nationally ranked and won the 2019 Geico Nationals. New Hope is known for its academic excellence, individualized personal attention, and supporting parents in their efforts to raise a child with strong moral values and noble character.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-12
- Enrollment: 189 students
- Acceptance rate: 88%
- Average class size: 15 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
individually determined by testing
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Number of AP Courses
List of Courses Offered
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP English
Classroom Dress Code
uniform shirt and blue jeans or Khaki pants
uniform shirt and blue jeans or Khaki pants
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
PreK-12th domestic and international student tuition ranges from $10000-$18000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
National avg.: 85%
Total Sports Offered
- For comprehensive information about our school, including pictures, descriptions of programs, student projects, and more, please visit our web site at www.newhopeacademy.org.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the acceptance rate of New Hope Academy?
The acceptance rate of New Hope Academy is 88%, which is higher than the national average of 82%.
What sports does New Hope Academy offer?
New Hope Academy offers 11 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for New Hope Academy?
The application deadline for New Hope Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
my daughter started t NHA in the pre-school program and is now in Kindergarten. This school is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. It is faith based and has a wonderful staff. The student-teacher ratio is low ensuring your child gets lots of one on one attention when needed. I suggest anyone remotely interested in this great school to come in for a visit. You won't regret it!
New Hope Academy is a great environment for families who believe in the value of comprehensive learning and effective character building. The diverse curriculum, including , but not limited to Korean and Spanish, art, robotics, and technology.... challenges the growth of each child, nurturing them to their potential. This is a place for families that care, and that want a supportive environment for their children. Unlike any other school I have experienced.... I have received the greatest benefits by being a parent of a child who is cared for, challenged, and nurtured each day at NHA.
This school was an answer to our family's prayers. We came here after coming to the conclusion that the public school system was not going to meet our childrens' needs in terms of individualized attention, curriculum (quality and diversity), teachers who are stakeholders in the school's success, and it might sound a little fairy-talish but I wanted to feel the "love" when I walked in the building, talked with the staff (who are not teachers), and know that my children would feel safe and loved here. I am a repeat customer of what NHA is offering and am thankful every day for what we have found.
We have two children currently enrolled at New Hope and have been with the school for the past 7 years. We love the nurturing environment of the school and would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality education for their children. We love that our kids are exposed to both Spanish and Korean languages in addition to their academic and arts programs. What is also advantageous is that the school offers several sport, music and arts electives so that parents don't have to enroll their kids in a separate program if they don't want to. No shuttling to and from various venues! The school allows kids to learn at their own pace while at the sme time challenging them to do their best. Most importantly they are very diverse and embrace and celebrate all races and religions while no forcing any one particular one on the kids. Kids are thought to love and respect everyone.
Children begin learning foreign languages in grade school. General music class includes instruction in recorder, trumpet, piano and guitar. There is also a wonderful art and dance/drama program. General education includes individualized reading and math. Parental involvement is encouraged and that helps me stay connected with my child's educational growth. My whole family has had a wonderful experience at this school.
Our son has been at New Hope Academy (NHA) for three years and has had a great experience academically and socially. He came to NHA in 4th grade from a Montessori school (where he also had a wonderful experience), and he transitioned well that first year, thanks to his teacher who took the time to work with him on managing his time re: his homework and studying for tests. We have learned since then that at NHA, there are teachers like this in every grade. They take a great interest in their students, they know them and their academic capabilities, and they encourage and sometimes push them to do their best. The same is true of the rest of the staff. They truly care about the students and the cool part is that it's reciprocated. Walk down the halls and you'll see that the love is there from both sides the students' and the staff's. It's a wonderful feeling to know that when you say goodbye to your child at morning drop-off, you leave knowing that they are in good hands.
We have 2 children enrolled in NHA and have been extraordinarily pleased by the education they have received. With the low student:teacher ratio, the teachers get to know each child and family in order to work together to get the best possible outcomes from each child. In speaking with other parents who have their children in various private/public school options, I feel that my children are getting a very competitive education and are thriving at New Hope.
I recommend NHA. My 2 sons graduated from 8th grade, attended then the science and tech program at ERHS and one now graduated this May 2013 from Cornell University with a degree in Civil Engineering and my other son is a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering at CalTech in Pasadena, Calif.
New Hope Academy has truly enabled my three children and fostered a love for learning. The teachers are nurturing. The academics are challenging. There are strong art, music and sports programs. The high school has an international component which exposes the students to various cultures.
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