FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I tour the school? YES
Tours are scheduled on Thursdays at 10am. If you wish to schedule a tour, please complete the tour tab on our website or email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are emailing, please leave the following information: your name, the age of your pre-schooler or grade of your elementary/middle school student, your child's name, and your contact information. We will get back to you shortly.
What type of Accreditation and/or licensing does New Hope Christian School have? - NHCS is accredited by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), HAIS (Hawaii Association of Independent Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and as of 2023, the only school in the State of Hawaii to have all three accreditations. Our preschool and before/after-school care for elementary grades are licensed by the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services. New Hope Christian School meets and follows all state and local requirements to be a fully licensed, private school.
What are your school hours?
Pre-school school hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 5:00pm, with the academic school day hours from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Elementary/Middle school hours are Monday -Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm*. We do offer an after-school care program for grades K-8 from the end of the regular school day until 5:00pm each day.
*NCCS’s Elementary/Middle School has an early release on Wednesdays at 1:30pm.
Are meals and snacks included as part of the tuition cost? Snacks Yes - Lunch No
Snacks: A morning snack is offered to all students and an afternoon snack is offered to pre-school students only. Note: An afternoon snack is offered to those K-8th graders in the after-school care program.
Lunch: An optional, catered lunch is offered for purchase per quarter.
Do the students wear uniforms? No for pre-school - YES for K - 8th Grades
Uniforms are not required in pre-school, but we do have a PS excursion shirt students wear on all school excursions. (The school will provide an excursions shirts)
Uniforms are required for elementary and middle school students. Uniform information can be found at www.pueoprintco.com.
How old does my child have to be to enter New Hope Christian School?
Our very youngest pre-school children are 2 years old. (For age requirements for specific preschool classes, view " preschool" tab.)
Do children have to be potty trained before they are able to start school?
Children who enter our 2’s program DO NOT need to be potty trained.
However, children entering our PS 3's, PS 4’s, and PS Junior Kindergarten MUST be fully potty trained prior to the start of school. Fully potty-trained means they can communicate they need to use the bathroom, they can pull down and pull up their pants, and are able to wipe themselves.
Does your school help with potty training?
New Hope Christian School will assist families in the 2-year-old class with the important step of toilet training. To achieve, this, the
pre-school staff and parents must work together and communicate about progress. Please note: Students entering our 3's, 4’s or junior kindergarten classes must be fully potty trained before entering pre-school.
If my child isn’t potty trained, will it cost more? No
Only those in the "2's class may start school in diapers or pull-up and there is no extra cost. Parents are to provide supplies (including diapers and baby wipes).
Do you offer a before and after care program for pre-school? No
The hours for our pre-school program are from 7:00 - 5:00 pm daily. An after hours cost of $1.00 per minute for every minute after 5:00pm is charged if a parent is late for pick up.
ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE SCHOOL
What curriculum does your school use? ABEKA
The base of our elementary and middle school curriculum is Abeka. Abeka is a Christ-centered curriculum that provides our students with a strong academic foundation.
Do you offer a before and after care program? Yes
Our school doors open at 7:00am and school ends at 3:00pm. M, T, Th and Fridays, after-school care is offered from 3:15 until 5:00pm. On Wednesdays, the school day ends at 1:30, and after-school care is from 1:45 until 5:00pm. The cost for after-school care is $800 for the year.