OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL DISTINCTIVES
Hope Academy Middle SchoolÂ spreads aÂ banquet of God-glorifying, classical education for the youth of the cityÂ to prepare our students for our High School andÂ college. But what most excites us is that your son or daughter will have deep, personal relationships with teachers who are devoted disciples of Jesus Christ.
|SINGLE-GENDER CLASSROOMS||Beginning in seventh grade at Hope Academy, students have their math and language courses in combined-gender classrooms — but almost all of our other core courses at Hope Academy happen in single-gender classrooms. We believe this helps reinforce serious study, but also helps set a school culture where we treat one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.|
|COLLEGE-PREPARATORY ACADEMICS||Our goal is that all graduates of Hope Academy would be prepared for college-level work. Students are required to take four years each of our six core courses: Humane Letters, Writing/Rhetoric/Speech/Drama, Bible, Science, Math, and Foreign Language. Additional academic courses contribute to the development of a solid classical liberal arts education, with offerings in physical fitness, health, music, art, and others.|
|SPIRITUAL FORMATION: WORSHIP, MISSION TRIPS, CHAPEL, MENTOR GROUPS||Spiritual Formation in our Middle School is central to student life. In addition to our classrooms being saturated with a Biblical worldview approach, students help lead worship in our weekly Chapel, are part of weekly mentor groups, and also go on a week-long mission trips to in Minneapolis in 6th grade.|
|COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – HOPE SCHOLARS||All Hope Academy students are eligible to apply for a Hope Scholarship. The Hope Scholars Fund is provided through a partnership with the SAM Foundation and other generous partners. Currently, $10,000/year is committed as a total award to each yearâ€™s graduates and is renewable for an additional three years. Generally the $10,000 annual amount is awarded to one or two graduates.|
Hope Scholars Application (PDF)
|SUMMER ENRICHMENT (ARTS-FOCUS)||Students in grades 6-8 have an extra month of school — our summer session. It includes a two-week Arts Exploration with Inverted Arts. Learn more about this partnership on this website by selecting “Fine Arts & Activities” under “Student Life”.|
CURRICULUM & HANDBOOK
Our High School coursework is rigorous, and our classrooms are marked by high expectations for our students. At the same time, our Academic Support Center is designed to help ensure that not a singleÂ student falls through the cracks.
Click here to download the entire Upper School Handbook (Grades 6-12)