7009 Varnum Street, Hyattsville, MD, 20784   (301)459-7311
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Academic Program

  • Grades at New Hope Academy: Pre-K3-12th

  • Number of students in grades 9th–12th: 55-70

  • Number of international students attending and nationalities: 2008-2014 A total of 55 students, averaging 12-15 international students per year from many countries including: Korea, Rwanda, China, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Vietnam, Liberia, France, Kosovo, Serbia, Sudan, Gambia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Nigeria.

  • Core subjects: Math including AP Calculus, hands-on labs in all science courses, social studies including Modern US History, English/language arts, foreign languages-Korean and Spanish.

  • Unique electives including Computer Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Education, Choir, Rock Band, Fitness, Techno Fitness, Animation, Hip Hop Dance, Golf, Technical Design, Photography, Chess and Strategy Games, Contemporary Issues, Psychology and others.

  • We also offer optional classes in our after-school enrichment program in activities ranging from robotics to classical ballet, flamenco, jazz, tap, and other dance forms, to drama, martial arts, and recreational sports such as soccer, basketball, flag football and track.

  • How many AP/Honors courses available: usually 1-3 per year AP Calculus yearly, plus rotations of AP US History, AP Biology, or AP English Literature.

  • percentage of graduating class that goes onto college: 81%

  • Ratio of students to teachers: 9:1

  • ESL offered? Students applying to NHA must exhibit English proficiency. The English Immersion Program is a supplemental, individualized program for students who require support to strengthen their English skills to be successful in the regular high school classes. Additional support is also available in core subjects throughout high school.

  • Uniforms required? Yes; A New Hope logo shirt and plain blue jeans, navy or khaki/tan twill pants

  • Community service hours required to graduate in Maryland: a minimum of 40 hours Extracurricular Activities

  • Athletics offered: martial arts, soccer, basketball, flag football, cheerleading

  • Dance offered: Classical Ballet, Flamenco, tap, jazz, Hip-Hop, choreography, others Clubs offered: drama, robotics, Scouting, chess, Anime, ACE, dance company

  • End of year school trips for all grades; yearly 9th grade Science trip to Florida; optional Gambian Humanitarian Trip for junior/seniors

  • Facilities on campus: Located on an eight-acre campus in Prince George's County, MD (suburban Washington, D.C.), a computer lab, a science lab, a foreign-language studio, an art studio, a gymnasium, and a professional quality dance studio, K-8 library.

  • School’s Location: suburban

  • Points of interest in the surrounding area/community: near Washington, DC, Annapolis, & Baltimore: Smithsonian Museums, National Zoo, National Aquarium, theaters, US Capital, National Mall & Monuments, Naval Academy, American University, Georgetown, & University of Maryland, parks and recreation, extensive theater, historical sites, Chesapeake Bay, professional and college sports teams for basketball, football, soccer, baseball and hockey.

  • Closest Airport and Airport Code: BWI Baltimore Washington International, (Reagan National DCA and Dulles IAD also within greater Metro area)

International Students Admission Process

International Student Application process checklist

  • Report cards for three (3) years; the current grade and at least past two years; must be translated and include a grading scale

  • Two (2) teacher recommendation forms

  • Parents’ current financial bank statement

  • Copy of student’s passport

  • Copy of student’s birth certificate

  • Completed application including written essay

  • English Proficiency Test: Jr. TOEFL if possible

  1. Submit application, documentation and fees online at https://www.google.com/url?q=https://nha-md.client.renweb.com/oa/index.cfm?memberid%3D15131&sa=D&ust=1592404687676000&usg=AFQjCNGhZwIDJQ34_KqzcXxBQH11mm5_9g
  2. Application will be reviewed by New Hope Academy (NHA)
  3. Skype interview will be scheduled and conducted
  4. Acceptance or denial decision will be made
  5. Accepted students will be issued an I-20
  6. $500 deposit must be received by school and then the I-20 will be released to the family
  7. Family schedules a visa appointment
  8. Visa Appointment: family presents I-20 from New Hope Academy (NHA)
  9. Notify NHA of Visa decision to proceed with enrollment
  10. If visa is denied, submit documentation that visa was denied and $250 will be refunded