The New Hope Academy Experience

We’re in the Kingdom business of nurturing the seeds that will transform children into life-long learners, hands-on problem solvers, pure worshipers, and world-changers; children steeped in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. You will not be able to miss them. They share the unmistakable spirit of godly confidence that stands out as they move into higher learning.

I hope you will consider becoming a part of a New Hope Generation. Come by and see me anytime, and together, we’ll walk the halls where hope abounds.

Stuart Tutler, Headmaster

61% of students receive scholarships or financial aid to assist with tuition.

New growth emerges when opportunity soars

At New Hope Academy, God is weaving every race, class, and culture into a very big story, one that extends far beyond our walls. For this reason, New Hope Academy maintains intentional economic diversity, reserving half of its seats for children from low-income families (and providing those students with scholarships), with the remaining seats reserved for those students whose families receive partial assistance or pay full tuition.

Academic Excellence

Custom Curriculum

We believe in a unique educational experience that equips children from all backgrounds to become a generation of leaders who will reflect our Creator and transform our culture.

This vision is cultivated through the convergence of three commitments: the promise of excellence, classical education, and the mission to the underprivileged, the belief in connected, purposeful community.

Community of Faith

Spiritual Transformation

We are true believers called to shine the light of Christ into the darkest corners of despair, illuminating every heart and mind with a new vision – a new hope.

We’re intentional about cultivating a unique community that nurtures a sense of belonging in addition to daily academic development. Biweekly school devotions, special events, and service opportunities are ways we build community within our school.

Racial Reconciliation

Purposeful Diversity

We believe that changing our culture begins with understanding, and that understanding takes place in genuine relationships. Separately, we remain impoverished and underprivileged – the poor and affluent alike. Together, we become empowered and enlighted, lifting one another to a Christ-centered life.

We believe in building the bridges of brotherhood in our community.

School Highlights


Mission Statement

New Hope Academy is a Christ-centered community school with an economically, racially and culturally diverse student body. It exists to serve low-income families by establishing a solid biblical worldview, instilling vision, confirming hope and preparing each young person for a life of service.

School Structure

Pre-Kindergarten: 12 students
Kindergarten through sixth grade: 14 students
Total Student Body Size:
220 students
138 families for 2017/2018 school year

The New Hope Purpose…To Glorify God

The ultimate purpose of New Hope Academy is to glorify God and to teach its students to do the same. We believe Jesus has an interest in every individual person, including every single child. No matter their background, strengths or challenges, they matter to God. Consequently, they matter to us. Here’s an overview of our student body.

NHA student body at a glance
NHA student body at a glance

Schedule a Tour

Visitors, prospective families, and members of the community are always welcome at New Hope Academy. We offer tours throughout the week and encourage visitors to participate in morning devotions. School-wide devotions take place Monday and Friday mornings in the library, while group and classroom devotions occur Tuesday through Thursday. Devotions are a great way to experience the spiritual environment and community life at New Hope before touring the facility.

For more information visit our Admissions page or contact Community Relations Manager, Cathy Irwin at (615) 595-0324 x222 or via email at

What dream do you have for your child?

New Hope Academy is transforming entire generations. Through the power of excellent, Christ-centered education, students are set free to become all that God has made them to be. In a school governed by equality, diversity, and acceptance, meaningful relationships eclipse racial division, giving all students the opportunity to excel.