WE ARE COMMITTED to supporting our students to achieve their personal potential and to model character and integrity in all their future endeavors. NHA is a STEAM school combining a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum with a broad commitment to the Arts, including music, art, dance, drama and performance. Currently, we are expanding our sports programs and looking at building new gym and classroom lab facilities.
With extensive graduation options, our alumni attend top universities, garnering many scholarships.OUR LOW STUDENT TEACHER RATIO allows students to receive individualized attention and achieve academic excellence. Teachers create exciting and relevant learning projects including many opportunities for field study. We prepare our students to engage with the world from a global perspective through exposure to a diverse community of learners and faculty, with 25 percent of our student body and many faculty coming from many nations and cultures.
Included in the Upper School, eighth graders follow the high school schedule, taking all classes from Upper School faculty. The 8th grade year helps our students’ transition to meet the challenges of a college preparatory curriculum. With more freedom, comes added responsibility and higher expectations. Students in the 8th grade start a college e-portfolio file, for tracking college choices, academic achievements, community service hours, and academic work, to insure their preparation for college applications.
New Hope High School offers a wide variety of options for individual paths to graduation. High school students want and need to feel empowered to begin to make significant life choices and to take on adult responsibilities. The following graduation options provide them with excellent opportunities to do so, while still allowing for parental input in the context of a strong, supportive, educational environment.
Through tasks involving projects and cooperative learning, high school students learn how to work with others as a team, a critical life skill. Students are responsible for many individual projects and presentations, giving them opportunities to monitor themselves on deadlines and practice presentation skills before a group. Daily homework is required, and students are working on at least one long-term project at any given time.
The international makeup of our faculty and student body allows our students to benefit from an enriching international and intercultural experience. Top colleges and universities know that an important part of the educational experience for students includes their interaction with students from other cultures. . Admission to New Hope International High School is selective, and the students at our school - whether from the U.S. or abroad - are an impressive group of young people. More than one-fifth of our Upper School students are international students, who come from a wide range of home countries just to study at New Hope International High School. Our faculty is also quite diverse culturally, religiously, and ethnically.
Student admission is based on the following: tests conducted by NHA in reading, writing and math, a written essay, previous report cards, standardized testing, any previous psycho-educational testing, IEP or 504 plans, current teacher recommendations, observations by our staff and a personal interview with the admissions team. Generally, a minimum of a 2.0 GPA average is required for admission. Good character is a prime criterion for success at New Hope International High School and weighs heavily in admitting students. We seek students who are service-oriented, demonstrate civic and moral virtue, and can set an exemplary standard as role models in the school.