New Hope Academy and International High School
Landover Hills, Maryland 20784
New Hope Academy (NHA) is an independent preK3-12th 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 characters development and a strong academic program. NHA as 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 graudation. 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 aligible 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 grade point average 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.
New Hope has an emerging nationally ranked girls and boys basketball program, with our Lady Tigers having won the 2019 Geico National Girls High School Basketball Championship. Plans are in process to expand sports and Upper School facilities. NHA is also proud of its award winning dance and performing arts programs for students for all ages.
40Preschool Students, Aged 3-5
30Middle School Students, Grades 6-7
125Elementary Students, Grade K-5
75High School Students, Grades 8-12
15Average Class Size
36Full-Time/Part-Time Faculty & Staff
1:8Teacher to Student Ratio
After care is available from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Students in grades K-7 now take the TerraNova achievement test each year, and students in grades 8 through 11 take the PSAT.
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
The state of Maryland requires forty hours of community service for 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 .
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
University of Maryland at College Park
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Pennsylvania State University
North Carolina A&T University
St. John's University
Ohio State University
Morgan State University
University at Buffalo
University of DE
University of West VA
William Paterson University
Delaware State University
University of Hawaii