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 Preschool Building sits across the parking lot and has classrooms for our Pre-K2, Pre-K3 and Transition To Kindergarten (T2K) programs.
"The Studio," our most recent addition, is a creative space where scholars are immersed in visual and performing arts programs that are unparalleled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Next up will be the Hawks' Nest, a multipurpose space 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.
Where is Hope Academy, anyway?
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
Our campus is tucked away on a 7-acres in the heart of Florence Gardens, a pristine master-planned community in Gulfport, just minutes from I-10. Just follow the black and white directional signs through the neighborhood, and you'll easily find our campus at the end of the Town Green. Look for a red brick building with a metal roof and bell tower.