While students and families do not need to be Christians to enroll at Hope, our educational approach is saturated with the Christian Scriptures and Godly virtue. Education at Hope Academy is first of all spiritual formation.
In grades K-5, students memorize Bible verses, and how to use their Bibles. Beginning in the Middle School, students gain a deeper knowledge of the revelation contained in both Old and New Testaments. We focus on God’s promises to his people and the messianic themes of the Old Testament that point to Jesus Christ and are referred to throughout the New Testament. Upper School students are part of weekly same-gender small groups where important topics related to Christian faith are discussed including our identity in Christ, sexual purity, honoring our parents, and many others. In High School, students dig deep into Biblical Worldview and Systematic Theology courses.
Shepherding the Heart
In grades K-12, we approach student discipline with a Biblical understanding of the heart, shepherding students—together with their parents—to become more like Christ.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11 ESV)
Worship & Mission
Starting in the earliest grades, students have worship and weekly Chapel. Beginning in 6th grade, students start a cycle of mission trips. In 6th grade, students do a week-long local mission during summer session. In 8th grade, the class does a team-building for three days. As tenth graders, classes go on a week-long mission trip to New Orleans, and then as twelfth graders, our students go on an international mission trip to the Dominican Republic.