"Hopewell students gain the knowledge to succeed and the confidence to lead. "
Students enrolled 40
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM
School leader Cecilia Gabriel
Transportation options None
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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101 Preston Executive Drive
Cary, NC 27513

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4 stars
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July 23, 2014
As a parent of a child with special needs and anxiety, I looked long and hard before enrolling my child in a school. On paper, this school appeared to offer what I was looking for. We were extremely disappointed in Hopewell. The head of the school is not interested in the welfare of the students. There are a few very good teachers, but others have no idea how to teach a child with special needs. Do not be fooled into thinking your child is the top priority at this school. Believe me. Take this from a parent who loves her child and wants her to have the best education possible, in a safe and caring environment. Parents and teachers walk around in fear of the head of the school. I don't want my child in a school like this. It is a real shame because this school is supposed to help the most vulnerable of children.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2014
Our child attended Hopewell Academy for 3 years. During that time our routine went from not wanting to go to school to going and participating not only during school but in after school activities. We found the teachers to be experienced and to take a personal interest in us. Class room size was kept small enough that individual attention could be incorporated to ensure understanding of subject matter. As a parent we go involved and still have what are life long friends as part of the Hopewell experience.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
Hopewell Academy has been an excellent experience for our student. The teachers are outstanding and go out of their way to help the students. The founder of the school and dean are dedicated to the students and providing a challenging academic environment. The High school students have been given opportunities to visit area colleges, tour local companies, and have worked on projects such as improving the outdoor areas of the school. Our student has been able to participate in many sports teams over the years and enjoyed electives like art, yearbook and photography. We are thankful to have chosen Hopewell Academy 5 years ago. It was the best choice for our student who loves school and is thriving there.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
I graduated from Hopewell Academy and would like to say the the staff and founder of the school will give you more opportunities than anywhere else. The career path that I chose was in the auto industry and at the beginning of the second quarter of my junior year a teacher helped me gain a Tuesday and Thursday internship at Atlantic Tire Co. and that did nothing but help me down the road. It's a great atmosphere to be in and the teaching styles have suited many kids that have gone through that school. I started in eighth grade and finished my senior year there. I can guarantee that a child can make it through that school without being "simply moved ahead" or "bullied" as I have seen in the other reviews. Not once was I bullied or moved on to a higher grade. You face the same academic challenge at this school the same as any other except for the fact that there are smaller classrooms and if needed a student can receive personal attention whether they have trouble figuring out a math problem to figuring out how to improve a jump shot on the basketball court. Once you become a student there you become part of a small community of friends. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2014
I posted an honest review previously, but the truth hurt too many feelings; therefore, I am replacing it with this review.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
As a parent I am very happy to see how my high school student has been excelling both academically and socially at Hopewell. A smaller school has given him the opportunity to shine.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Hopewell is a great school! Besides the fact of bullying. The teachers are well qualified, and very professional. The only problem is bullying. The school does NOTHING. I would do your research on this school before coming here. I would recommend this school, but STAY ALERT FOR BULLYING!!!!

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2013
My family and I are glad we enrolled in Hopewell. Hopewell Academy has lived up to our expectations in every way. Our daughter is safe, happily engaged in challenging high school classes, and planning for her college visits this year with the school counselor. Like the rest of her classmates she scored 3 years above grade level on her Iowa Tests and scored above average on her PSAT and SATs. With high number of returning students and faculty members and a rock solid principal, Hopewell is clearly moving forward. Everyone is glad that several families and their children did not return. Those children and their parents will not be missed.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
This school is outstanding!!!! I have seen my son go from a student with anxiety who school was a nightmare for, to a confident student with a love of going to school. Seeing his grades just keep improving every semester is amazing. His confidence and peace is what all parents want. The teachers are outstanding. They personalize the learning to each student's needs and are totally focused on every student being successful. For the first time for me, this is a true partnership between a school and parents to make our child be the best he can be. I spent years being fobbed off by schools because my child's learning style does not conform to the very narrow definition used today. This is how all children should be taught - because we all learn differently. The smaller teacher to student ratio is a blessing. I encourage parents looking for a better school to go visit and see for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
Hopewell has exceeded my expectations for three years running. In the past my child had been struggling with school and we just were not finding anything that helped. We went through three public schools, tutoring, and another private school with declining results. We saw an immediate improvement after our child came to Hopewell. The staff is great and really know what they are doing. We now have a very happy child who's grades and learning experience are all we could hope for.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
Hopewell is an incredible school and our son is so happy there. We were in a local WCPSS school where his needs were not being met from an administration who was not accommodating and with a teacher who did not try to understand how our son learned best, only telling us what he couldn't do. At Hopewell, they care, listen to any concerns, and truly try to help you. You are not fighting for people to help your children, they want to help you, and try to understand how your child learns best. If modifications are needed, whether to enrich a child who needs more advanced classes, or assistance if a child is struggling, they do it, and are happy to do it.. The caring and nurturing is gone in most schools, and if a child learns differently, or needs something different, that child is made to feel that they don't "measure up." At Hopewell, they are getting an outstanding education, WITH the nurturing, and they genuinely care about your child. If you speak to the Dean, he stops and always listens to you, and always follows up and does what he promises. Hopewell is a family, a collaborative effort where everyone works together to help your child. That is the way it is supposed to be!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
Much stronger start to the school year. Expectations have been raised and new staff is wonderful. Truly impressed so far. Dean is open minded and willing to listen to suggestions. Teachers willing to assist our child in all areas. Wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Advertises inconsistently on a number of websites. Very small number of students with some grades not represented at all. Large turnover. Would caution anyone after our experience with the past year.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
We were looking for a school with small class room sizes that would benefit our son. The quality of education does not seem to match the costs of tuition. For the one year our son as been attending the school we have seen no benefit and are thinking of looking for a different school

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
Hopewell Academy is a very small school but is plagued by teacher and student turnover, including the Dean of Students and the Athletic Director in the past year. The Middle School is strong in numbers but by the time students enter the High School, most leave for athletics, social activities, and Honors/AP programs. For the 2012-13 school year there are approximately 3 Seniors and possibly 1-2 Juniors. Most of the reviews on this school are outdated.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
Hopewell Academpy has been a great place for my son. He began Hopewell as and eighth grader after many years of struggling in public school. The small class sizes, the teachers willingness to teach to the individual and the overall experience at the school are what every child deserves.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
Hopewell has been a great school for our daughter. The class size is optimal for her learning. The staff and teachers are supportive and helpful. If you are looking for an alternative to large school settings, Hopewell is a good choice.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Hopewell Academy teaches to the students. Each student's learning style is capitalized on to make learning easy and efficient.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2009
If parents are seeking an academic environment in which their child can thrive, then Hopewell Academy is the right choice. Because the school has much smaller classroom population compared to public schools and some of the other private schools, your child is afforded the opportunity to have lots of one-on-one time with the teachers. My child's level of confidence in her ability to excel in all academic arenas has been a great plus. The teachers are accomodating and offer before and after school help if a student has questions or concerns about curriculum content. The sense of community that exist within the school also fosters student interactions that are positive and healthy. If your student needs a change from the huge population that most public schools offer, a positive and encouraging environment and one-on-one interaction with teachers, please consider Hopewell Academy.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2008
Hopewell is a great school by academic standards. The students are well-nurtured, challenged, and safe at Hopewell. However, the athletics of the school have a very strong emphasis. If your child loves sports and possesses a great deal of team and school spirit and needs the diverse and small environment Hopewell provides, it's a perfect school. But a student without any athletic interest will get constantly surrounded by 'Are you going to the game?' and several other unwanted questions and comments. Parent involvement is also excellent and abundant.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2008
Hopewell Academy has created a drastic change in my life. The school has on average 30-40 students; so we all know each other like one huge family. All the staff love teaching and everyone will know each teacher personally; even if they're not their own teacher. The school is designed for children with diverse learning styles, which is what makes the school so unique. It is a private school that accommodate even the most extreme needs of any student. I am so glad my parents have found Hopewell because in end, we both win.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2007
My son has excelled in both academics and athletics since beginning school with Hopewell. Outstanding athletic director. Nice, small class sizes. Great teacher/parent communication.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 11, 2007
The teachers and administrators at Hopewell are highly qualified and caring. The small class sizes offer many advantages such as individual attention and personalized education plans. This school offers amazing opportunities for a child to grow and learn while building confidence. Academic pressure is a thing of the past for both student and parent. No student gets left behind here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2007
We have a 9th grader at Hopewell and have been impressed with the caliber of staff and the excellent athletic program. For the first time in many years we are confident that our son is getting the quaility education and experiences to be successful as an adult. Highly recommend Hopewell Academy.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2007
The Hopewell experience has been such a positive one for our family. Our 9th grader is shining like he never did before. He is confident, has developed more maturity, as well as a wonderful bond with the staff and students he interacts with daily. We have seen a 100% turn-around in his grades, attitude and maturity. since joining the Hopewell

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Hopewell Academy provides a challenging and supportive environment for students with diverse learning styles. Enjoying the camaraderie of an active learning environment, Hopewell's mission, creativity, and teaching methodology provides every student with knowledge to succeed, the confidence to lead, and the skills to become a responsible global citizen in high school, college and beyond. Hopewell is ideally located to serve students in the Triangle.

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Hopewell Academy
101 Preston Executive Drive, Cary, NC  27513
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