School Profile

New Hope Academy and International High School.

7009 Varnum Street
Hyattsville, Maryland 20784

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

Principal: Mrs. S. Joy Morrow
Certified by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
Terra Nova K-7 Standardized Tests 2018: 72 Reading, 72 math, 78 Overall
NCAA approved;
SEVIS approved I-20 school
CEEB/ACT Code: 210-694

New Hope Academy (NHA) is an independent preK3-12th grade private school, in mid Prince George's County, MD. NHA is a non-sectarian, non-denominational international school, which emphasizes a strong academic program and character development. NHA is a STEAM school focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with the Arts. Learning at NHA is inquiry based, experiential, and includes environmental awareness, service learning, and leadership and communication training.

The college prep high school has several pathways to graduation with options for earning concurrent college credits.

AP Calculus is offered yearly as well as a rotation of other AP courses, opportunities for humanitarian and service learning, as well as study abroad are available for high school students.

New Hope has an emerging nationally ranked Basketball program and plans to expand sports and Upper School facilities. We currently have a competitive award winning dance program.

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

For information regarding our water supply click here.



Average class size: 15 students; classes closed at 21 students: individualized support
Staff: 43 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 NHA Graduates have been accepted.

US Military Academy at West Point
Georgetown University
University of Maryland at College Park
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
Tuskegee University
Towson University
Stony Brook University
University at Buffalo
University of DE
Duke University
University of West VA
Trinity University
Adelphi University
William Paterson University
Howard University
Capitol College
Northeastern University
Delaware State University
Cornell University
University of Hawaii

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