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Yardley, PA
Students enrolled: 98

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301 Oxford Valley Rd Bldg 1701
Yardley, PA 19067

(215) 493-4200
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January 24, 2015
I have very mixed feelings of NHA. I will say my family did well after graduating. After attending for 4 years, I ended up at Vassar College, and after attending for 3 my brothers ended up at Yale and MIT, respectively. My biggest issue with NHA is their "misleading". The best example I have is, going into senior year, they promised my brothers there'd be classes for them. But then, there schedule only had 2 classes on it and the rest of the time could be spent "volunteering". Eventually they were able to take courses online, but that's just ridiculous. Granted, most people won't run into that particular issue, but that sort of attitude is very pervasive among the NHA administration (especially Kathy). I know another student who graduated a year late because they messed up her schedule so badly. One year the play decided to suddenly charge everyone a mandatory $100 fee for the annual trip (even if they didn't want to go). That sort of stuff happens far, far to often and it makes the place feel corrupt. I don't regret going to NHA. I think it really does help the majority of students it accepts, including me, (although no one receives a really decent education).

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2014
I've been going to New Hope Academy for roughly five years now, and I'm currently a senior there. NHA has helped me grow tremendously in academics, and as a person. New Hope Academy is definitely not a "Special-Ed School". It has amazing teachers for special-ed students, whom are certified, so don't believe everyone else's mumbo-jumbo. I'll admit, they most definitely have a thing about them of "Money is important, it shall be mine and not yours" type thingy, but the teachers aren't to blame. The administration can be bad at communication, I was in the same class 3 years in a row, so my grades and stuff got jipped a little, but I managed to work things out. NHA has a fantastic staff, and I love the small classes. Being that I plan on going to school for Musical Theatre when I graduate (first graduating NHA dramatic student whoop!), the music department being as small as it is, is absolutely perfect,

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2014
My daughter went there for 4 years. My daughter was always smart but when she got into middle school she went into a deep depression and could barely pass even though she was capable of getting honors. Her mental state was holding her behind. NHA nurtured her back and she passed with flying colors. People are saying not there true grade it was for my daughter. She also did well on her SAT test and received scholarships. No school is perfect or ever will be but I aM thankful for NHA if it wasn't for them I don't where my daughter would be today. I am going to Miss the staff there. Also to teach in any private or charter special ed you don't have to be certified

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2014
I found it very difficult to work with the administration. In the end, for them it was all about how much money they could get out of us. It was a very unpleasant experience. Be cautious.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
New Hope Academy is right in our township, but is the best kept secret in Lower Makefield (Yardley, PA). We had a hard time finding a school that fit our daughter s needs. Then we found New Hope Academy. Our daughter has never been happier. It has everything the other schools have to offer, but so much more. Classes that are either one-on-one, or very small groups. Parents learn at New Hope Academy as well. There are monthly parent meetings that keep the parents up to date with what is going on in the school, but we also learn different techniques to help raise our teenagers, that makes our lives easier and our child s lives better.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2013
Our child graduated May 2013 and supposedly "met all the requirements to graduate" with inflated grades. When he took his placement test ay BCCC for English/Reading he was substandard for college courses and has to take a "below college course" in reading and English. NHA gave him an "A". He was privately placed! His teachers seemed to care, but not about his true abilities!

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June 16, 2011
Clearly, these reviews are from the staff at NHA. This school cares more about the revenue and not the well being of your child. I would advise parents to request for the education backgrounds and experience levels of the teachers that will be spending time with your child on a daily basis.

- submitted by a community member

March 16, 2010
If you want a place where your child is respected, nurtured and inspired, this is it. You will find an assortment of every type of child here. But that is what makes New Hope special. It puts kids from all walks of life together, much like the real world, in an atmosphere that appears more like an office than an institution, which makes the reason for learning that much more real. The music department is wonderful... I couldn't imagine my daughter who has played the violin for 6 years going back to clanging cymbals at the local public school.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2010
New Hope lives up to its name. It truly individualizes education based on your child's needs. It has 'state of the art' ...everything. More importantly, it has a committed staff, who truly invest themselves in your child's growth. Our son still struggles, but has begun to flourish there, He has especially enjoyed chess and yoga, but there are opportunities to act or play music, just to name a few possibilities.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2009
My son attended NHA for 4 years. What a fantastic school!

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December 14, 2007
i achually attend nha. and i love it. i cant tell you how much i have learned, since i have been there- and its only been a couple months. I feel as if the 2 years that i was in public school were just wasted becuase i didnt learn anything. At nha i feel like all the teachers are your friend, there alwasy there for you, and you can tell how loyal they are. this is a great school, and for anyone that is struggling in public school, and might need a little extra attention in some areas, nha is the right place for you. i love it here!

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2006
My HS daughter goes here and loves it. lots of 1 on 1 attention. Kids range from ADD to very gifted and needing more than what public school can give. They match the child's ability with the work load. Lots of performing arts classes. Create your own curriculum (with in the state of PA's laws) A school social worker is there to work with kids on socialization issues. you, as a parent are seen as part of your child's school experience. as such are expected to attend a meeting each month PTA style with all the other parents which most parents participate in. very approachable staff they look out for each child's needs. small class room (2 students to each teacher.)

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New Hope Academy
301 Oxford Valley Rd Bldg 1701, Yardley, PA  19067
(215) 493-4200
Last modified New Hope Academy is a Private school that serves grades 7-12
New Hope Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top