This website is for general information only and does not encompass all you will have access to once you become an enrolled family. We choose not to make our calendar or activities details public for the safety of our enrolled children and families. It is our feeling that to give access to this area to anyone that visits our website could give someone with ill intent the information they need to know where our enrolled children will be at any given time during the school year. We know that you, as parents that love and care for your children, would want them protected as well.
Once enrolled, you will be given a login and you will be able to view our complete calendar, group information, podcasts, forms & social media links.
We are here to serve you, so if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to e-mail or call us and we will be happy to help in any way we can.
We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
Hope Christian School (Hope) is a church school founded on Jesus Christ with a vision of aiding Christian parents in educating their children while equipping this generation with Biblical understanding and wisdom, academic excellence, self-discipline, and physical education.
Hope is both an administrative overseer (conventional school) and an enabler (home education). The purpose of Hope is to minister to the needs of parents who wish to take up their God given responsibility to educate their children primarily or exclusively within the home environment.
We are a ministry designed to serve the needs of the home. In this way, Hope offers families the accountability and structure of a private school, while insuring parents the influence of a home education format.
The school adheres to the conviction that God has ordained that parents are primarily responsible for the education of their children. Home education is not a utopia, nor is it for everyone. But it is for those who have determined to invest their lives in the education of their children that Hope exists.
"God gives the parents, not the government, nor the church, responsibility to care for and to train and educate their children according to His will and way. Parental authority is not a 'right' conveyed by the state. It is an assignment, a responsibility, set forth by God's Word." (Robert McCurry, Parent and the Education of their Children)
"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the LORD." Eph 6:4
"And these words which I command you this day, shall be in your heart and you shall teach them diligently unto your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up." Deuteronomy 6:6-9
"The Biblical evidence is plain. Even when a child was sent off from the home to obtain greater knowledge or skills from a tutor or craftsman, it was not to an institutionalized school that he went but to one individual who acted in the place of a parent. The responsibility for general education was assumed by neither the state, nor the church, nor the business community. It was the home that undertook to educate in accordance with God's commands." (Jay E. Adams, Back to the Blackboard)
A child's education and the direction of his mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical growth is properly the responsibility of his parents. The school provides assistance and support to Christian parents who subscribe to this belief. The two-fold goal of education is first to create within the student the desire to learn and, secondly to give the child the ability to relate well to the world around him. Because education is more than the mere gaining of academic knowledge, the school is committed to encouraging an environment in which families can more effectively cultivate the qualities of character, creativity, leadership, responsibility and excellence in every facet of life.
This is where HOPE Christian School gets its name -- Homes Of Personalized Education.
The programs of Hope are geared directly to the needs of parents and children who have chosen home education as an educational alternative. Hope assists parents by offering them a system of encouragement and support, a framework of structure and direction, a point of academic reference, a means of accountability, and a resource of information and training. Hope offers children access to group activities and learning experiences which enhance their academic, social, physical, and emotional development. The program includes but is not limited to group classes, standardized achievement tests, team sports, play days, and field trips. In addition to activities for the students, Hope offers parent/teachers local family support groups, workshops, seminars and social functions.
Application for Enrollment in Hope is open to all home education households which are committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, meet the enrollment requirements set forth by the Hope Church Board, and are in agreement with our doctrinal statement as well as our procedures, policies, and standards. Hope reserves the right to deny any application not in accordance with these standards and policies. Hope is not racially discriminatory and does not exclude families from enrollment in its programs and activities based on race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Hope is an independent, Christian ministry of HOPE CHURCH of Pelham. We are a ministry designed to serve the needs of the home.