Preparing the remarkable youth of our city to thrive through a rigorous Christ-centered education by fostering radical hope in God

A Path That Starts with HOPE in God…

Enrollment Open K-7 Fall 2024
(with plans to add a grade each year)

Doesn’t your child deserve a choice?

Opportunity Scholarships could make private school an option for your family.
Most of our families with an Opportunity Scholarship pay $50-$150/month per child.

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How do I know if Hope is right for our family?

A Place To Grow

This checklist will help you determine your next steps:

  • We are interested in a school that prioritizes the shepherding of hearts, not just academic rigor.
  • We want to be part of a community of faith and learning, where relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other parents are valued.
  • We are committed to engaging with all aspects of our children’s academic work: valuing the content, helping with homework, seeking help when it’s needed, and staying connected to teachers.

Visit Hope

The best way to learn about a Hope education and how it can impact your child’s life is to step inside for a visit. The classrooms at Hope are full of energy, enthusiasm, and joy. We want you to experience this first hand by seeing teachers teach and students learn in an environment that fosters curiosity and creativity, cultivating both mind and soul.

Tours are offered every school day during the academic year. Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will contact you. Summer tours are also available by appointment for enrollment inquiries for the upcoming academic year (as appropriate to available classroom space).


Tours are offered every school day. Click below to schedule yours now.

Five Distinctives

Our Five Distinctives represent a comprehensive approach to closing the achievement gap that takes into account mind, body, soul, and the family.

Christ-Centered Education

At Hope Prep, our hope is God. We are a Kingdom school with a curriculum rooted in God’s Word. Teachers seek to shepherd the hearts of all students in the hope that they will become like Christ.

Discipline and High Expectations

We believe discipline and academic achievement are essential for developing community leaders and unlocking access to opportunity. Our students will study a classical, college prep curriculum including Latin from an early age.

Parental Involvement

Excellence is possible only when parents are actively involved. Teachers, students, and parents will be held accountable in order to achieve educational excellence. We believe God has given parents the primary responsibility for the education of their children. Parents sign our parent covenant and are required to participate in seven events during the year. These include orientation, a home visit, two Saturday school mornings, a fair-share tuition conference, and two parent-teacher conferences.


Excellence requires holding teachers, students, and parents accountable. Our teachers are held to the highest professional and moral standards. We use regular literacy and standardized tests, and we offer tutoring for students who need extra help. Parents have two weeks to make up a missed required parent event.


While most Christian schools charge tuition to cover the majority of costs, and fundraise the rest, at Hope Prep we partner with individuals, businesses, and churches to cover expenses. Many families receive N.C. Opportunity Scholarships to fund a portion of their tuition costs, as well. Family tuition is determined on a sliding scale to make this excellent education accessible to all.

Located in Kinston, North Carolina

“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 10:10

Hope Preparatory School is inspired by the pioneering work of Hope Academy in Minneapolis, MN and utilizes the resources graciously published by its partner organization, Spreading Hope.

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