Since 1996, we have been building a school program dedicated to academic excellence in a moral setting.

New Hope School was founded by two mothers, Jeanne Carroll and Ginny Christofferson. With six first graders, their goal was to establish a challenging academic as well as moral educational environment for their children.

Working at first out of the home of Mrs. Carroll and adding one grade level each year, the school gradually expanded and, in 2002, relocated to its present location at the Athenia Reformed Church at 780 Clifton Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey. Our enrollment currently comprises students from 25 countries embracing various Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Oriental religious traditions.

From the beginning, New Hope School has been offering a curriculum based upon universal values that have been at the basis of all the world's great religious and cultural traditions. Specifically, we seek to promote family values together with a vigorous academic program to develop our student's hearts and intellects in preparation for an adult life of living for the sake of others.

 Jeanne Carroll, co-founder of New Hope School, posing with one of the first students of New Hope.

Jeanne Carroll, co-founder of New Hope School, posing with one of the first students of New Hope.