The Lower School

The Upper School

Summer Camp

 

The Lower School

Infants

Infant brains are wired to learn. Children at this age are changing minute by minute. Hope Academy’s goal is to model the love of Christ by providing an amazing environment for these precious young ones to grow and learn.

Hope Academy provides infants the environment and opportunity to:

  • Begin rolling, crawling and pulling up to explore the environment
  • Repeatedly perform an action attempting to achieve the same outcome
  • Develop communication skills by reacting to verbal language
  • Calm and comfort themselves when supported by a parent or caregiver
  • View Hope’s Parent Handbook for all learning goals.

Curriculum
Innovations, The Comprehensive Curriculum, Linda G Miller, and Jo Waites.

Care Details
Infants 6 weeks to 16 months attend Monday – Friday full-time.

Infant Toddler Program
Infant Toddler Program

Toddlers

Your toddler is constantly testing the environment with a fearless spirit. Through smells, sounds, tastes, sights, and touching, toddlers are growing and learning every moment. Hope Academy’s teachers of toddlers are solid Christian individuals who model and encourage proper Christ-like behaviors each day.

Toddlers learn by:

  • Singing or reciting a song or rhyme that contains alliteration
  • Demonstrating a growing vocabulary by identifying objects
  • Reacting and responding appropriately to the wants and needs of others
  • Attempting to accomplish routine tasks independently
  • View Hope’s Parent Handbook for all learning goals.

Care Details
Toddlers 17 months to 30 months attend three, four, or five days per week.

Infant Toddler Program
Infant Toddler Program

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”
– Matthew 18:10

 

The Upper School

Preschool

Young learners continue their journey of exploration and discovery in the preschool classroom. Teachers help them apply their developing literacy and math skills through purposeful, planned learning experiences. The lesson plans allow children to learn from their teachers and from interactions with other children.

This private program focuses on:

  • Forming a beginning understanding of who they are created to be in Christ
  • Using math concepts by counting, grouping, and regrouping objects
  • Demonstrating social-emotional intelligence by controlling responses
  • Developing critical-thinking skills
  • View Hope’s Parent Handbook for all learning goals.

Care Details
In order to be admitted, children must be between the ages of 3 and 5 years. In addition, children must be toilet independent to be eligible. Pull-ups are not acceptable; children must be fully toilet trained, needing minimal assistance from teachers.

Infant Toddler Program
Infant Toddler Program

Pre-Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten Prep (Pre-Kindergarten) program helps children magnify skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, as well as in other essential areas such as art, social and emotional well-being, Christian knowledge and relationship and opportunities for behavioral development.

Students are exposed to a structured, diverse array of learning activities to further develop creative thinking, complex problem solving, empathetic collaboration, curious investigation, and astute decision making.

Infant Toddler Program

Kindergarten

All academic settings expect first graders to possess strong science, technology, engineering and math skills. Hope firmly believes in allowing young children to explore the arts in order to develop a wider opportunity to discover talents and gifts. For this reason, Hope Academy has developed a challenging and inspiring curriculum focusing on STEM, reading and language skills, with a large number of special activities such as music theory, foreign language, drama, creative art, and much more.

The classroom setting is structured, character focused, and sets high expectations for a child’s best effort concerning work ethics and behavior. People of faith integrate Bible knowledge, spiritual growth, and everyday moral expectations, building a strong early childhood foundation that will carry our children through life.

Care Details
To be admitted, children must be 5 years old by September 30th. Our kindergarten program has been a part of the school for many years, and is widely respected. Children who attend will be provided a rigorous curriculum full of exciting activities, provided by experienced staff.

Hope “School’s Out” program opens at 6:30 a.m. and is available for children pre-scheduled to attend. School begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. for the Upper School.

Kindergarten dismisses at 2:30 p.m. Children remaining at the school past these times need to be scheduled to stay in our “School’s Out” Program.


Infant Toddler Program
Infant Toddler Program
 

School's Out

Before & After School Program

When you’re a working family with school-age children, finding reliable before- and after-school care can be hard to come by. Hope Academy has got you covered.

Elementary Schools Served:

  • Fairfield
  • Kempsville
  • Providence

Early Release
When public schools let out early your child will be transported back to Hope in the same manner as every day. If your child arrives to Hope when school has an Early Release day, as long as it is after 12:30 pm, you will not be charged extra.

When Public School is Closed
Hope Academy’s School’s Out Program will care for children who are enrolled on a regular basis in the event public schools are closed for non-safety reasons, provided Hope Academy is open (see the calendar).

Infant Toddler Program
Infant Toddler Program

Apply Now.

Applications are accepted year-round for children between the ages of 6 weeks through 12 years. Apply now for your child to have a safe, caring, and joyful educational journey.

Admissions
 

Summer Camp

Camp Discover

Camp Discover is for rising 1st & 2nd Graders. This summer, we take campers to the moon and beyond! Our campers will study Van Gogh, movie making, get a taste for video production, dance like no one is watching, create their own rock band, and much more!

Ages
Rising 1st & 2nd Graders

Dates & Times
Weekly (M-F), June 1 – Aug 24
6:30 am to 6:00 pm, snack and lunch provided

Cost
$179/week
Includes before and aftercare, up to 10 hours/day

Learn More
Camp Discover
Camp Discover

Camp Explore

Camp Explore is for rising 3rd-5th Graders. Campers have the opportunity to choose between new, exciting activity groups each week including Oceanography week at the Virginia Aquarium, Weird Science week featuring scientists at camp, and Local History week with information about American Indians, Cape Henry, Chesapeake Bay, and so much more.

Ages
Rising 3rd – 5th Graders

Dates & Times
Weekly (M-F), June 1 – Aug 24
9:00 am – 3:30 pm, snack and lunch provided

Cost
$179/week
Includes before and aftercare, up to 10 hours/day

Learn More
Camp Explore
Infant Toddler Program