NHCA Core Values
Core Values of New Hope Christian Academy
Children are a precious gift from the Lord. Training them up, educating them in the “most excellent way” is a responsibility our families take seriously. (I Cor. 12:31)
Lead with Integrity
As a school bearing the name of Christ, we believe it is essential for administrators, faculty, and staff to have a personal relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ, and to lead lives that glorify God.
Uphold All Biblical Truth
We believe the Bible is Truth, the complete and final Word of God. His word is a wellspring of objective wisdom, knowledge, truth, beauty, and virtue, and it serves as the integral foundation of all learning at NHCA.
Partner with our Families
NHCA reinforces the values and beliefs our families honor in their homes. Our teachers and administrators seek to collaborate with our parents, and we intentionally maintain a balanced school culture, which promotes family time.
Strive for Excellence in Scholarship and Character
The Bible is our guide for morality, ethics, and character; our highest aspiration as a school community is to love God and others, and to encourage individual growth in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.
Equip Students for God-Glorifying Lives as Leaders and Citizens
As individuals who know the truth, equipped with compassion, wisdom and knowledge, students are uniquely positioned to positively contribute to their places of work, their neighborhoods, the church, and to the next generation. We encourage hands-on leadership and service opportunities to help our students gain guided experience, passion, and confidence.
1 Colossians 3:23-24
NHCA students learn:
Compassion through God’s Love
Psalm 116:5 (NIV) “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.” Compassion begins with God. His compassion for us is the sole motivation for His grace and mercy. God’s perfect love is displayed as He walks beside us, bearing our burdens and suffering. He is with us and for us. It is this passionate love, this compassion, that is demonstrated by God that motivates our staff at New Hope Christian Academy.
When we come to understand the depth of God’s love and compassion, for us as well as for others, it moves us to exercise that compassion in our own lives. Ephesians 4:32 tells us “ Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (NIV) This example of God’s compassion, through Christ, is demonstrated daily in the classroom by our teachers toward our students and families. Immersed in God’s Word daily, and through our own behaviors, we pray that our students learn and exercise this same compassion to their classmates, as well as others outside our school.
Leadership through God’s Example
Our greatest role model of leadership is in the man of the Bible, Jesus Christ. In John 13: 1-17, we see Jesus washing the feet of his disciples, in a very solemn act of servant leadership. It is this "servant leadership" we promote and encourage in our students at New Hope Christian Academy. In consideration of Jesus as our role model, from a Biblical perspective, a servant leader is a person who is:
Christ-centered in all aspects of life,
Committed to serve the needs of others before his or her own,
Courageous to lead with power and love as an expression of serving,
Consistently developing others into servant leaders, and
Inviting feedback from those they serve
This is done by our staff, with the desire to encourage our students to grow and model the ultimate servant leader, Jesus Christ.
Knowledge through God’s Wisdom
In Proverbs 9:10, God outlines for us how to move from knowledge to wisdom: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Just knowing of God is merely knowledge of his existence; but once we truly acknowledge He is holy, the only true God, and understand we are to reverence Him for that reason, do we pass from knowledge to understanding. Once we gain this understanding spoken of in Prov. 9:10, we exercise wisdom in applying God's truths to our everyday lives. This is true in academics, as well as everyday living. Our students are taught from a biblical worldview. Ethan Pope, founder and president of Foundations For Living, says it very succinctly: "A biblical worldview begins with God in Genesis, chapter one and verse one. A Biblical worldview is viewing the world, the beginning of the world, people in the world, the problems in the world, governments in the world, issues in the world, solutions for the problems in the world, and the future of the world -- through God’s Word." This is the approach taken through our teaching at New Hope Christian Academy.