I have a son who attended New Hope for PK 3/4 class. I found that the curriculum is different, but successful. My son in very busy and needs an environment where he will be given the opportunity to develop social skills as well as the academic knowledge. He attended Jericho the previous year and because of the rigid structure his self esteem dropped extremely low. Since coming to New Hope, he has really blossomed. I have been working with him at home, and through the schools efforts along with my reiteration, he is reading 3-4 letter words. He is 4 years old. Granted, he is academically ahead of the class, but that is because of the community effort to develop his mind, spirit, and social skills. This is a good school, and very nurturing environment and I recommend it highly. You will receive what you put into your child's education.
My child attended the preschool and our experience was very disappointing. All I can say is make sure the curriculum meets the needs of your child. NH staff is very nurturing and the environment is welcoming but the preschool is lax when it comes to curriculum strength. Learning through play is emphasized all the time. So if you are looking for strong academic development, and less play for your preschooler, this is not the school for you. The leadership at NH is mainly concerned with achieving motor skills and social communications. The teachers may be highly qualified, but they have limited contributions to how the school is run as the Principal sets the curriculum. The extent of parental involvement is multiple fundraising. If you're going to spend the money for private school by all means get what your paying for. I would not recommend this school for preschool.
Best little kept secret in PG county! Ms. Karen is a hardworking dedicated teacher, my daughter was there in KG last year and is going into first grade. Great community-highly involved parents, worth the money!
My daughter went to kindergarten here. Her primary teacher, Mrs. Karen, was exceptional. She always went the extra mile to make sure the children were well rounded/educated. The children had a lot of field trips, they could read by the time Christmas came around, and they were well trained (disciple). The teacher found ways to teach the children how to talk about and work out their problems. I didn't hear the teachers yelling at the children all day (as I do now in a public school) because they'd found other ways to get the kids' attention. I am absolutely unsatisfied with every aspect of my child going to a public school. My daughter would still be at New Hope Academy if the expense wasn't so great. Definitely recommended.
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