NEW HOPE ACADEMY: An international private school in PG county, MD


Student Spotlights 3/17/10

Congratulations to
Alexandra (4th) and Caroline (PK4/5) Figaro

Alexandra and Caroline Figaro are competitive figure skaters.

Alexandra Figaro, competitive figure skater
Caroline skates with the Bowie Production Team and Alexandra skates with the Bowie Production Team and with Supreme Edge, the Bowie Synchronized Skating Team. Both girls also compete individually in solo events.

Caroline Figaro, competitive figure skater
They have already competed at local, regional and national competitions in Maryland, Delaware and Florida. They will travel later this year to Massachusetts to compete at the Worlds Ice Skating competition.

In the first few competitions of this season, the Figaro girls have earned a total of one 3rd place medal, six 2nd place medals and nine 1st place medals.

Mom and Dad are very proud of their hard work and dedication.

Job Well Done

Congratulations to
Kaylah Grant, 8th grade

Congratulations to 8th grader Kaylah Grant for winning 3rd place
in the Prince George's County Spelling Bee!


Student Spotlights 2/23/10

Congratulations to
3rd Grader - Camryn Young

Camryn is on 2 competitive cheerleading teams in the area - Spirit Force All-Stars and the DC Scorpions.

Student Photo
Her Spirit Force team - Stardom - won 1st place and Youth Division Champions at the Maryland State Cheerleading Competition in Baltimore on January 23rd.  They were awarded 2010 State Champion jackets.

DC Scorpions Lethal competed at the Showplace Arena on January 31st and won the Maryland Cup Beach Blast competition.  Lethal won 1st place, High Point Champions (session #2) and were awarded $1,000 in cash for being Highest Scoring Team of the Day (beating out 68 other squads).

Students Construct Geodesic Dome

Every 6-8 weeks, 7th graders take a curriculum-related trip. This one was to the National Building Museum, where students constructed a geodesic dome.

Students construct geodesic dome

Mr. Cohen's 7th graders build a geodesic dome

School-Level Winners, National Geography Bee!

Congratulations to the following students who won the school-level Geography Bee.
They are eligible to apply for the state-level competition.

Bee Winners

Kayla Phillips (8th) - 1st place
Francis Marchitelli (8th) - 2nd place
Kamal Long (6th) - 3rd place

Students in grades 7-8 participated today in the school level Spelling Bee.


Student Spotlights 11/14/08

Ellen Armstrong - 9th Grader
Performs with the D.C Youth Orchestra!

Congratulations to 9th grader, Ellen Armstrong for an excellent performance as a member of the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. She performed at the Kratzen Performing Arts Center at American University on Nov. 8th. Ellen also is a member of the Flute Choir and performed Sunday, November 9th at the Sitar Arts Center.

The mission of the DC Youth Orchestra Program is to provide a center for affordable, music instruction and performance opportunities for young people to develop a youth orchestra capable of competing successfully at the national and international levels; and to instill in our students the discipline and focus necessary to succeed on an academic as well as a musical plane. Please contact Elizabeth Armstrong at "earmstrong" "AT" "newhopeacademy" "DOT" "org" if you would like more information on this wonderful program, check out their website at

Ellen's next performance will be with the DC Youth Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra on December 11th Coolidge High School in DC 6:30 p.m. and on December 12th the Kennedy Center 6 p.m. Mark your calendars for an evening of inspiring music performed by many young talented musicians!

London Smith - 3rd Grader
Performs in the Washington Ballet's production of the Nutcracker!

Third grade student London Smith will be performing in the Washington Ballet's production of the Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre. She will perform as one of the bees in the opening of Act II.

London will be in the following performances:

nutcrackerDec. 13 2 p.m.,

Dec. 14 5:30 p.m.,

Dec. 19 7 p.m.,

Dec. 21 1 p.m.,

Dec. 23 2 p.m.,

Dec. 26 7 p.m., and

Dec. 28 1 p.m.

Please contact Reggie or Danyell at "smith_reggie" "AT" "bah" "DOT" "com" if you would like more information on this wonderful program and/or check out their website

Tiana D. Bias - NHA Alumni '08
Performs in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the Glass Menagerie!

Former New Hope student Tiana D. Bias (class of '08) is performing with MAD Productions in it's 37th Dinner Theater Musical: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

Performances take place at the Barney & Bea Recreation Center in Greenbelt, MD. She will be performing on November 15th and 20th. For ticket information, please call 240-475-8800.

Tiana is also performing in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" November 13th-16th and November 20th, 21st and 23rd. This production takes place at Prince George's Community College, Hallam Theatre, Queen Anne Fine Arts Building. All shows start at 7:30 and are FREE.


Many of our students are involved in extra curricular activities outside of our school. We would like to support these students by acknowledging their accomplishments. If you would like to publish information regarding your child's accomplishments, please send it to office "AT" newhopeacademy "DOT" org.

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