5 Reasons to Make New Hope Your “Home”

This post is sponsored by New Hope Christian Academy, but the concepts and ideas are 100% my own.

New Hope Christian Academy (NHCA) leads by example, teaching their students to S.O.A.R.! Just like the patient, bold, courageous and powerful eagle, students are challenged to show respect for others, own their actions, accept differences in others, and realize their potential. More than that, New Hope offers a home for North Texas families.

A New Home with New Hope

When a local, established Christian school closed its doors, teachers and families came together to develop what is now a new home for students. New Hope Education, Inc. was built with love, prayer, and a dedicated community of families. 

New Hope believes that the core beliefs of the Christian faith are the central hub of educational teachings. Learners at New Hope are developed to be mature, Christ-like individuals, uniquely positioned to contribute to their work, neighborhoods, church, and communities. 

Now more than ever, families are craving support, guidance, and quality education. They also want to know that their kids are safe and in a learning environment tailored to fit their individual needs. New Hope is a local, urban community school, fast becoming a top trusted source of education in the heart of downtown Plano.

5 New Hope Core Values

  1. Biblical Doctrine. Spiritual development is the cornerstone of New Hope. First, they stand firm in a statement of faith in which the Word of God is at the core of their educational teachings. New Hope also attests the scriptures are true, authoritative, and sufficient. Finally, they abide by wisdom, knowledge, truth, beauty, and virtue as the foundation of learning.
  2. Academic & Character Excellence. Students are not only taught with strong biblical principles at the foundation, but they also learn in an environment where they are stimulated and motivated to reach academic distinction. Leadership is developed through hands-on service opportunities that help students gain experience, passion, and confidence well into the future. The school’s chosen curriculum is age-appropriate and strong. Children will advance from one grade to the next with a logical sequence of learning.
  3. Individualized Instruction. New Hope keeps its classes intentionally small. The whole child is developed when they can receive personalized attention, and the teachers at New Hope teach and lead with that in mind. Now, there are even smaller class pods with safety measures in place; kids receive more individualized guidance. Children receive ample class time as they explore a wide-range of study from the basics (reading, writing, and arithmetic) to science, history, art, and technology.
  4. Experiential Learning. Students explore and grow through experiential learning. New Hope is described as an urban environment located in Plano’s historic downtown area, which affords kids a unique opportunity to thrive in a diverse and eclectic setting. Students develop cognitively, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The Critical Thinking Lab is just one example of individual and experiential learning. Students learn based on their individual learning style, brain style, emotions, and talents.
  5. Diversity & Family Partnerships. Okay, maybe that’s two things. However, the families at New Hope thrive in their diverse atmosphere, and the support of one another! The families at New Hope are the foundation of the school. Students and their families connect with other families and teachers through service opportunities and community events. 

Why New Hope Education?

  • New Hope was built on faith and continues to thrive on community, leadership, opportunity, wisdom, and knowledge. They opened in 2017 and today, they are flourishing.
  • The teachers and staff are leading by example as stewards of Christian faith. Children as young as three months are welcome, and currently, the school offers education through seventh grade. Virtual tours are encouraged for prospective students. 
  • Meeting the needs of families who want their children to learn from a biblical perspective. New Hope prepares students to enter into adulthood with the assurance of God’s individual purpose.
  • Being Christ-centered, the staff serves other’s needs before their own, leads with love and power, and develops their students into servant leaders. 

Above all, New Hope is ready to be your family’s new home. To learn more, visit their social media channels!


Jennifer Slingerland Ryan
Jennifer Slingerland Ryan knows a thing or two about kids and families. First, she knows they are joyous, exhilarating, loving and so darn fun. Second, she knows they suck your life dry and make you weep like a baby. By day she’s a psychotherapist; by night she’s a mom and wife. She claims to love therapizing couples, educating parents, reading dystopian fiction and sleeping in her free time (read: she never sleeps). Jennifer is a mom of twins who are sweet as sugar, but just hit that tween stage so all bets are off. Her youngest is...a joy. Let's just stop there. Most days you can find her in her office seeing clients, doing laundry, loading or unloading the dishwasher, or catching up on the latest episode of Real Housewives of (Insert City Here), Walking Dead or This Is Us. She is a tree-hugging country girl from West Texas who reads, writes, and teaches about human development and families as a hobby and profession. You can read more from Jennifer at her therapy blog, ichoosechange.com