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New Hope Academy

Private | PK-12 | 175 students

Individualized math & reading program, strong academics w/ emphasis on the arts

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $123,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,260.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 11 ratings

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Posted June 14, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

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!
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Posted September 11, 2003

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 79% 35%
White 16% 42%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 60% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation UMD
PGCC
Penn State
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • ASL in Pre-K 4 and Korean & Spanish K-12
  • American sign language
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:45 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Joy Morrow
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (301) 459-2813

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • ASL in Pre-K 4 and Korean & Spanish K-12
  • American sign language
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • 504 plans: qualified students
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • carpooling
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Town of Landover Hills
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Girl scouts
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Recycling club
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


5 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
32
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
60

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$7000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
UMD
PGCC
Penn State
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 60%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 10%
Workforce - 10%
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7009 Varnum St
Landover Hills, MD 20784
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Phone: (301) 459-7311

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