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New Hope School

Private | K-8 | 56 students

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted October 11, 2013

Excellent school! My daughter is in second grade and coming from a large class in a public school, her grades have improved significantly. I'm very happy with the school's program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

The positive aspects of this school are the small class size and international diversity. In addition the behaviorial standards are high. You do not have to worry about bullying or bad language at this school. It is almost like you are sending your child to study with your extended family. The one negative is that due to the fact they are small and try to keep things affordable, the computer education aspect of the school is a bit limited. I think they are missing a computer teacher. If they could just get the computer education aspect of it together it would be very solid. The small size also hurts the school a bit in terms of being organized administratively. They are focusing on the kids and sometimes there is a little disorganization on the administrative side but this is the trade off in getting small class side and your child getting the academic attention necessary. It is a good school, but there is room for growth. They are going in the right direction though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

A great school with small classes, a challenging curriculum, excellent teachers, and a safe environment. My child attended from first grade until graduation. He is now an honors student in high school. I believe New Hope School prepared him very well for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

My son has attended this school from first through eighth grade. He will be graduating this year. I am very satisfied with the education he has received here. Each year his interest in academics has only increased. He went from being just an average student to achieving honors in each quarter of this past year. The teachers have a sincere concern for the welfare of each child, not only academically but emotionally as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

My child attended here last school year. It was very discouraging that there is not enough parent involvment at all.


Posted February 15, 2010

Very good experience in past seven years,I have two kids in school that are very happy attending classes with excelent teachers . school is family oriented with small classes and excelent program for kids.Will recomend to everybody that are looking for warm and caring shcool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

This school was a light and hope for my three kids. I really apreaciate the warm and care enviroment and clear moral, academic standard. submitted by a parent.
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Posted July 8, 2009

Very good school. Great teachers and school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

all my children are happy to attend. teachers are so good. they teach children well. after-school programs are great.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 29% 20%
White 29% 52%
Asian 22% 8%
Two or more races 20% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 19%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Russian
Japanese
German
French
Spanish
Tagalog
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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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:45 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Robert Beebe
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (973) 473-2939

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Martial arts
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Dance club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
56
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
70
Students typically come from these schools
Jin-A Child Care Center

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Clifton High School
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780 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013
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Phone: (973) 473-4144

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