Marian Hope Academy Christian School for Creative Learning is a small Christian school offering personalized education with a classical and Christian foundation.

What sets Marian Hope Academy apart from traditional schools?

  • Jesus is number one!
  • Each student is looked at as an individual created by a loving God with a plan and purpose
  • No two students are the same; teachers nurture strengths while building up weaknesses
  • Focus on building up strong, life-long learners, problem solvers and critical thinkers
  • Implementation of researched-based and developmentally appropriate educational practices
  • Multi-sensory learning
  • Project-based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Child-led creativity and innovation
  • Opportunities for planning and execution of ideas
  • Failure is seen as a learning opportunity
  • Positive feedback and affirmation
  • Low-tech elementary; students learn cursive and read from books, not computers
  • Student-led discussions that lead to deeper thinking, reasoning, analyzing and debating
  • Students teach newly learned concepts to peers
  • Structured tools and strategies for building strong readers and writers
  • Classic and content-rich literature studies
  • Advanced class options for those who qualify
  • Modified class options for those who need extra supports

The benefits of choosing Marian Hope Academy are demonstrated in accelerated student progress as well as long-term character development.

I cannot put a price on any child’s emotional well-being. She is happy. She is confident. She feels she has purpose.

~ Parent

I used to think I was dumb.  Then I came to Marian Hope and found out that I just learn differently and that is not a bad thing.

~ MHA Student, age 15

We believe education is more than checking off a list of standards or teaching students to score high on achievement tests.  Learning is a process and for each child, that process looks different.  Each child is a child of God with distinct learning styles, passions, and strengths.
~ Angie Knight, co-founder of Marian Hope