Admissions at St HOPE

When you envision the future you want for your child, what comes to mind? 

The possibility of attending college …

Establishing a strong, reputable career … 

Modeling a life built on respect … 

At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we approach learning by beginning with the end in mind — where are we going, and how can we help your child understand what’s possible? We work to keep our scholars focused on the possibilities ahead while building a remarkable middle school experience that encourages them to keep pushing forward. 

Harlem is more than the home of our charter middle school campus. We live H.A.R.L.E.M. as we develop scholars who exhibit strong character and our core values: 

HONOR. At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we honor each other, our school, our families, our community, and ourselves.  We model this by treating ourselves and others with respect and courtesy.  From maintaining a neat and tidy appearance to recognizing and honoring the outstanding deeds of others, we seek to be true to ourselves and act with integrity even in trying situations.

ABSOLUTE DETERMINATION. Despite life’s challenges, we are determined to persevere through the most difficult circumstances. We work to realize our potential by setting goals for ourselves to which we are held accountable.  This commitment means we are neither too proud to ask for help nor too busy to offer it. Together we work toward individual and collective goals, and we are not deterred by obstacles.  At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we believe in each other and encourage each other to reach ever higher.   

RESPONSIBILITY. Working for positive change in both our environment and ourselves every single day is central to life at St. HOPE Leadership Academy.  We take responsibility for our learning, for our actions, and for ensuring that our classrooms are places that support everyone’s learning and success. At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we also assign ourselves the responsibility of helping others.  

LEADERSHIP. Sustainable leadership is a resource that must continue to be developed. Therefore, this goal is at the core of our mission. We believe that one is never too young or too old to become a civic leader and an agent of change through community involvement and service. At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we know we have the power to transform and improve our communities for the better and have the obligation to do so.  

EXCELLENCE. At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we are dedicated to achieving excellence in both our personal and school lives. Our goal as a community is to make excellence a habit. In thought, word and deed, we continue to challenge ourselves to move ever forward.​​​​​​​

MISSION. At St HOPE Leadership Academy, we are committed to educating self-motivated, productive, and critically thinking leaders who are prepared to succeed in a college preparatory high school, committed to serving others, and passionate about lifelong learning. As such, we regularly reflect on our behavior, attitudes, work habits, and performance to track our progress and keep them aligned with our mission.

At St HOPE Leadership Academy, you will have a deep sense of confidence, knowing that your child is on the right track to reaching their full potential. As your middle schooler develops character, leads with kindness, and sets goals, they will also: 

The iPad preview for the St. HOPE Parent Info Packet

We Help Middle Schoolers Dream a Bigger Tomorrow.

Download our Parent Info Packet to learn how.

Step 1

To get started, you’ll need your child’s: 

  • Birth certificate/passport
  • Immunization record
  • Recent physical exam
  • Parent/Guardian ID
  • Proof of address 

Step 2

Receive notification of your child’s acceptance

Step 3

For help with the enrollment process, contact Yamel Gonzalez.

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