WHO ARE WE?
WE ARE HOPE ACADEMY.
Hope Academy is fully accredited by Cognia.
WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?
Our accreditation by Cognia comes through our membership in the MAIS (Midsouth Association of Independent Schools). Accreditation through the MAIS is comprehensive, addressing the total school, including its physical plant, community, staff, administration, activities, and instructional personnel. Site visits by evaluation teams are required once in each five year period.
69% of our instructors hold advanced degrees.
OUR EDUCATORS CAN'T BE BEAT.
It takes exemplary group of instructors to provide the kind of top-tier education offered at Hope Academy, and we have the very best of the best. The majority hold advanced degrees, and each one has a true passion for nurturing our scholars.
What's the Florence Gardens Campus like?
WE ARE BUILT FOR SHAPING SCHOLARS
The campus you see today was truly a labor of love by our founders and Board of Directors. Many hours were spent at the drawing board, imagining the kind of facility that would be needed to elevate learning for elite scholars. They considered not only what should be included within walls of the building, but also how the grounds of the school and the Florence Gardens community could be used as an extension of the classrooms.
The main building was the first to be constructed. It is home to our administrative offices, our media center, our cafeteria and, most importantly, our scholars in grades K-8.
"The Studio" sits across the parking lot and serves as a creative space where scholars are immersed in visual and performing arts programs that are unparalleled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Next to it is the Preschool Building, which has classrooms for our Pre-K2, Pre-K3 and Transition To Kindergarten (T2K) programs. And now, renovations are nearly complete for our second preschool campus in the Bayou View neighborhood. The Bayou View Campus - or "The BVC" as we call it - was an existing building that we took down to the studs and completely remodeled for our Preschool Program. It will open January 02, 2023.
Next up will be the Hawks' Nest, a multipurpose space on the Florence Gardens campus to be used for sports, performing arts productions, and a slew of other events for our scholars and their families. Members of our PTO committee are actively working on plans for this building, and have begun fundraising efforts to complete the first phase.