We start students reading sooner than most schools through peer reading centers, short stories, poetry, and Biblical passages. As students get older we start to explore Fiction and Non-Fiction classics.


Using our knowledge of grammar and oral storytelling we teach students creative and observational writing.


In Math, we will open our minds to Numbers, Fractions, Geometry, and Algebra.  We will become Problem Solvers in Math, Life, and everyday living through the word of God.


Through Science we marvel at the world around us; the world God created. We learn through observation and hands-on exercises on how to appreciate and protect His creations.


We are fortunate enough to have an indoor gymnasium, an outdoor playground area, a volleyball court, and a soccer setup. With these tools, we incorporate physical education in regards to good health, good exercise, and how to take care of the unique bodies God has given each of us.


With instruction geared toward each unique age group, our art classes allow students to learn pencil sketching, watercolor, clay sculpting, and more!


Standardized tests help schools objectively assess students’ academic progress and potential from year to year. At New Hope Christian Academy we use the Iowa Assessment. 

Standardized tests helping schools objectively assess students’ academic progress and potential from year to year with quantifiable test data based on accepted models of student academic development. The standardized test results can reveal strengths and weaknesses in the child’s knowledge.

Testing can only be administered during specific times in campus-based schools using the A.C.E. curriculum and cannot be purchased by individual homeschool families.

ACE Diagnostic Testing for all new students.

All new students will be given a diagnostic test when arriving. This will help supervisors identify strengths and gaps in their learning experience. Diagnostic testing will determine the PACE level in each subject area.


The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance of up to $4,200 per year for awarded students who enroll in a participating nonpublic school. This program is income-based.

Eligible families who applied after May 23, 2023, could be considered for an award offer later in the 2023-24 school year, only if funds remain available through the state.

The new student application for the 2024-25 school year opens on February 1, 2024. The Priority Window closes on March 1, 2024. The application will remain open until August 31, 2024, for students to be considered for the full 2024-25 school year, as funds remain available.


Selection of students is based upon the following:

1. Testing program-to see where the child is functioning academically.
2. Interview with the principal.
3. Achievements-scholastic ability.
4. Discipline reports from the previous schools.
5. Past school attendance.
6. Openings in particular grade levels.
7. Student’s attitude of cooperation and behavior.
8. Parent’s attitude of cooperation and behavior.
9. New Hope Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin.


First Bell: 7:55 a.m.
Second Bell: 8:00 a.m.
Any student not in their classroom by 8:00 a.m. must report to the office for a tardy slip.


  • Kindergarten (K4/K5) – 2:1 p.m.
  • ELC 1 (Grades 1 and 2) – 2:20 p.m.
  • ELC 2 (Grades 3 and 4) – 2:25 p.m.
  • ULC (Grades 5 – 8) – 2:30 p.m.

In the event that inclement weather forces a cancellation of regular school activities, you will be notified through local media of radio or television. NHCA will follow emergency closings set by Duplin County schools.


Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is $3,400 per school year per student. Payment arrangements (in 10-month installments) may be granted upon request at a rate of $340 per month.


A = 95-100
B = 94-90
C = 85-89
D = 80-84

Pastor’s Honor Roll = 95%-100% (All A’s)
Principal’s Honor Roll = 90-94 (A/B)


Chapel is a very special time at NHCA where students have the opportunity to worship. Students have the opportunity to showcase their talents during Power Up Fridays. The pastor arranges a variety of services that may include guest speakers, praise and worship songs, movies, skits, and much more. The development of the spiritual man is considered a vital part of education as well.


NHCA adheres to a dress code. All students must abide by the designated dress code unless otherwise specified for special events and/or activities. NHCA shirts are to be worn. No other shirt is acceptable for school attire. Shirttails are to be tucked in with a belt. Contact NHCA office for current NHCA shirt prices.

New Hope Christian Academy is dedicated to the philosophy that Christian education is true education. The Bible teaches us that children are a gift from God and the education of them is a most serious responsibility. Christian education recognizes that children are a unity of spiritual, mental and physical beings. Education must include the spiritual nature or else the child will grow up never knowing the true purpose of living.

New Hope Christian Academy has been created with the knowledge that it is an extension of the Great Commission. The staff and faculty realize that under God, we are personally responsible to see to it that each student receives a firm foundation for life.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  ~Proverbs 22:6

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