Elementary and Middle School
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
New Hope Christian School’s Elementary and Middle School is located at New Hope Leeward’s Kapolei campus. The elementary and middle school campus includes grades K through 8. The campus has a welcoming, family feel where it is obvious as soon as you set foot on campus that children are happy and engaged in learning.
The elementary and middle school uses the Abeka curriculum for Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. Abeka is a Christ-centered curriculum that helps build a strong academic and spiritual foundation for our students. The small class sizes allow for teachers to better focus on each student and his/her academic needs.
The school day begins at 8:00 am daily. The day ends at 3:00 pm daily four days a week and ends at 1:30pm on Wednesdays. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:00 am (at no charge). The school does have an after-school program. After care starts when school ends and offers care until 5:30pm for a monthly fee of $50.
Like other schools around the nation, NHCS closed it's doors in March 2020 to all on-campus instruction. Our elementary and middle school student completed the school year virtually. In August 2020, the school re-opened for the new school year.
As NHCS continued to navigate a school year amid a pandemic, families were given a choice of full-in-person learning (on campus 5-days a week), hybrid learning (on campus Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays), or full distance learning.While the school did have to cancel large group events and excursions this year, families appreciated the choices in educational delivery and thankful their students had the option of in-person learning from Day 1 of the school year.
NHCS continues to follow health and safety protocols in an effort to keep the school community safe and healthy. Students are kept in "classroom bubbles" and practice the 3 W's - Wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear your mask. in an effort to mitigate spread of Covid 19 on campus. While students are up and moving, they wear their masks, but when they are seated at their desks behind their desk shields, they may remove their masks.
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Jesus First In All We Do!
As we seek to nurture the next generation to impact the world for Christ, we begin each day focused on HIm. Each morning, the elementary and middle school students and staff start the day with praise and worship followed by class devotions and Bible. We also have weekly chapels and a school-wide focus on character building based on Godly principals.
NHCS provides students with an excellent academic foundation. The base of our elementary and middle school curriculum is the Abeka curriculum. The small class sizes allow for teachers to better focus on each student and his/her academic needs. Our 4th - 8th grade students also have 1:1 computing and are issued a chromebook at the start of each year.
While our curriculum is geared to keep students working collectively at a rigorous pace, we also want to be sure we meet students' individual needs. Therefore, we have also included an individualized curriculum that is used for remediation and enrichment for all grades. Our 4th - 8th grade students access this online program through their chromebook and our K-3 students use our school iPads.
On Thursdays, students look forward to our special schedule and resource classes. The day begins with chapel. Following chapel, students take part in Ohana Day activities. These classes have included: music, drama, Japanese, art, technology, Hawaiian culture, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Following Ohana groups, students return to their homeroom for lunch and an afternoon PE class.
Prior to Covid-19, students made monthly trips for PE at Kapolei Park. That same day, students also made monthly visit to Kapolei Library. In the 2020-2021 school year, schools across the state were not allowed to take excursions. (We are hopeful that excursions will be allowed in the near future.