Middle School

Strong academic programs are critical to the success of Hope Partnership for Education. An important part of our mission is to prepare students for acceptance into the high schools that best match their potential. Most students enter Hope Partnership several grade levels behind in all subject areas. In order to provide students with the extra support that they require, Hope Partnership operates an extended day/extended year model 9 hours a day, 11 months a year. Beyond its academic program, the school offers enrichment activities, one-to-one tutoring, and community service projects that foster the personal and intellectual development of all its students.

Curriculum

  • Standards-based curriculum for a range of abilities
  • Technology integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Fine arts program
  • Physical education
  • Community partnerships including
    • The Village of Arts and Humanities, which inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that encompass arts and culture, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage, and respect the environment. To learn more visit villagearts.org.
    • Healthy NewsWorks – 6th grade students are continuing with this new program, which teaches students critical questioning and literacy skills through the writing of health topics. They have published two editions of Healthy NewsWorks so far this school year. During the past two years Hope sixth graders have interviewed Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Executive Director of the Eagles Youth Partnership Program, Dr. John Rich, a doctor, Drexel University Professor and MacArthur Genius Award Winner, Marcus Allen, former Director of Achievability and now Executive Director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. Learn more at http://www.healthynewsworks.org/
    • St. Joseph’s University Tutors – Tutors from St. Joseph’s University began their 2nd semester in February by working individually with students. This is part of a Service Learning component at the University.
    • Model UN Program – 8th grade students participated in the first part of the Model UN Program of the World Affairs Council with a visit to the Art Museum in February. Hope students were assigned the country of Spain for the UN Work. The topics for this year are: global arms trade, gender equity, and infectious diseases. Students are in the process of writing their resolutions in preparation for the conference, which will be held at Temple University in May.
    • Horsham College Settlement Camp
    • Girls Incorporated of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. programs for girls ages 6 – 18 focus on leadership and community service; science, technology and math; financial literacy; sports; culture and heritage; promoting health lifestyle and decision making; and media literacy.
    • Rising Sons, Incorporated empowers underprivileged youth through personal and professional development, while building their communities through service.  The Rising Sons meet with students twice each, to guide them through their journeys into manhood. Young men in the program participate in workshops including but not limited to: Academics/Tutoring, extracurricular activities, college/career readiness, health/nutrition, relationships, media and society, diversity, history, manners/etiquette, conflict resolution, Financial Literacy, youth empowerment etc.

School Requirements
Hope Partnership for Education requires that each student demonstrate a high level of motivation and commitment to learning. Students are expected to uphold high standards of academic achievement, attendance, punctuality, conduct and respect for others. Additionally, each student must be supported by at least one adult in his/her family. The adult plays an integral role in ensuring that the student attends regularly and participates in the academic program.

Admission and Tuition Policies
Hope Partnership for Education’s tuition is nominal and based on the family’s financial ability. Students are accepted based on the above school requirements.