"New Hope Academy welcomes children of all faiths, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. In contrast to public schools that have excluded any aspect of a spiritual dimension in education, we value God, prayer, moral focus, and universal expressions of faith within the school; we believe that these are an important part of children's development.
Religious instruction is not offered at New Hope Academy, but we have created an environment that affirms religious values and supports parents in their efforts to raise moral children. Parents at New Hope have created a character education program that includes a theme of the week universal to all faiths, promoting virtues such as responsibility, self-discipline, honesty, forgiveness, respect, kindness etc. New Hope faculty, staff, and students represent over 20 faiths and more than 35 nationalities.
In addition to the emphasis on the cultivation of personal integrity, academic excellence and mastery of technical skills are promoted by careful attention to each child's creativity and innate desire to learn. Each child is given ample opportunity and resources to learn and to create.
An important aspect of our program is to help children see themselves not only as separate and unique individuals, but also as a part of a larger whole. From the family to the world level, children need to perceive themselves as existing in relationship with others and to understand that their actions have meaning and consequence."
Excerpted from the preschool's website