7009 Varnum Street, Hyattsville, MD, 20784   (301)459-7311
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New Hope Academy and International High School

7009 Varnum Street
Landover Hills, Maryland 20784

Telephone: 301-459-7311
Fax: 301-459-2813
Website: https://newhopeacademy.org
E-mail: office@newhopeacademy.org

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

New Hope Academy (NHA) is an independent Pre-K3-12th grade private school, in mid-Prince George's County, MD, a suburb of Washington D.C. NHA is an international and inter-faith school, emphasizing character development and a strong academic program. NHA is a STEAM school focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math coupled with the Arts. Learning at NHA is inquiry-based, and experiential, and includes environmental awareness, service learning, and leadership and communication training.

The college prep high school has several pathways to graduation. 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. Internships may also be available.
Over 25% of our 6-12th grade students are recognized annually as outstanding scholars by the President's Education Awards Program for their academic excellence in maintaining a 3.5 CGPA or higher for the entire academic year.

AP Calculus, AP Biology and AP Computer Science are offered yearly as well as a rotation of other AP courses. Students have opportunities for humanitarian and service learning abroad. For nearly 30 years NHA has established an annual three weeks summer program in The Gambia, Africa. Trips to learn about Science, Spanish and Korean language and culture and high school study abroad programs are available to qualified students.

Plans are in the process to expand sports and Upper School facilities. NHA is also proud of its award-winning dance and performing arts programs for students of all ages.


Preschool Students, Aged 3-5


Middle School Students, Grades 6-7


Elementary Students, Grade K-5


High School Students, Grades 8-12


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Full-Time/Part-Time Faculty & Staff


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

Students in grades K-7 take the TerraNova achievement test each year, and students in grades 8 through 10 take the PSAT, and 11th take the SAT.
New Hope International High School offers students a college preparatory program with the following requirements for a diploma:

22 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

The state of Maryland requires forty hours of community service for graduation.

Forty hours of community service is also required for graduation.

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

US Military Academy at West Point
Georgetown University
The 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