School Profile

New Hope Academy and International High School.

7009 Varnum Street
Landover Hills, Maryland 20784

Telephone: 301-459-7311
Fax: 301-459-2813

Principal: Mrs. S. Joy Morrow
CEEB/ACT Code: 210-694

New Hope Academy (NHA) is an independent K-12 private school and preschool ages 3-5, in Prince George's County. It opened in 1990 and is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education. The high school was established in 1998. NHA is a non-sectarian, non-denominational school, which emphasizes a strong academic program and character development based on family values universal to people of all faiths. Over 20 faiths and countries are represented, and the wide range of student ages represented at the school allows us to have a weekly mentoring program (for middle school students who work with students in the preschool and younger elementary grades). Each year we have between 12-16 international students. Recent students have come from: Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Rwanda, China, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, France, and Kosovo.

In addition to core subjects inf Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies, the following specialty subjects are offered: Art, Music, Korean, Spanish, Physical Education, Food Technology, Computer Technology, and Foundations in English (ESL). High School electives also include: techno-fitness, a rock band, chorus, golf, chess, drama, psychology, speech, choreography, creative writing, contemporary issues, animation, and hip hop dance. After school activities include:, drama, ballet, tap, Spanish dance, jazz, basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts and ACE Club.

In high school AP Calculus is offered yearly as well as a rotation of other AP courses including AP US History, AP Biology and AP English Literature.

Early care is available from 7:15 am to 8:15 am.
After care is available from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.



Preschool ages 3-5, 40 students
Elementary grades K-6, 103 students
Middle School grades 7-8, 30 students
High School grades 9-12, 55 students
Average class size: 15 students
Staff: 36 full-time and part-time
Teacher to student ratio: 1 to 8

Students in grades K-8 now take the TerraNova achievement test each year, and students in grades 9 through 11 take the PSAT.

New Hope International High School offers students a college preparatory program with the following requirements for a diploma:

21 minimum Credits must include:

  • 4 credits in English
  • 6 credits in mathematics and science (at least 2 credits in mathematics and 2 credits in science)
  • 3 credits in social studies including
  • - 1 credit in U.S. History
  • - 1 credit in Civics
  • - 1 credit in World History
  • 2 credits in foreign language (the same language)
  • 1/2 credit in fine arts
  • 1/2 credit in physical education
  • 1/2 credit in health
  • 1/2 credit in technology
  • 4 credits of electives

Juniors may qualify for an Early Graduation Program if they maintain a 3.25 CGPA beginning in the 9th grade., and meet all other requirements. Seniors who maintain a 2.5 CGPA are eligible to apply and test to take courses concurrently at local community and four year colleges .

Forty hours of community service is also required for graduation. Approximately 25% of our high school students have been recognized by the President's Education Awards Program for their academic excellence in maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

partial listing of colleges where New Hope Graduates have been accepted.

US Military Academy at West Point
Georgetown University
University of Maryland at College Park
-- Gemstone Program
-- Honors Program
-- College Park Scholars Program
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
American University
Pennsylvania State University
North Carolina A&T University
St. John's University

Ohio State University
York College
Morgan State University
Salisbury University
Tuskeegee University
Towson University
Stony Brook University
University at Buffalo
Adelphi University
William Patterson University
Howard University
Capitol College
Northeastern University
Delaware State University

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