About Hope Prep

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

Our Educational Vision

We seek to make a classical Christian education of the highest quality available and accessible to all families in Kinston, regardless of income. We opened in 2019 with K-2nd, and plan to  add a grade each year. Class sizes are limited to 10-12 students to foster student achivement. A small class size is ideal in the early grades, as students benefit from the individual attention it affords. Students wear a Hope Prep uniform to school each day.

We are a private, Christian school funded by individual partners, corporations, foundations, churches, and tuition. We are a Kingdom school rooted in God’s Word.


Hope Prep is registered and licensed by the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Instruction. The state monitors our records annually and examines the immunization forms, academic progress, health and fire inspections. We are a member school of the Classical Latin School Association and plan to work towards accreditation.

Teachers & Staff

Students will daily encounter Christian teachers who model character, grace, and excellence. Teachers will partner with parents to equip students with the tools they need to succeed while demonstrating the love of God. Our teachers are classically trained to ensure each student discovers and employs his God-given gifts and abilities.

Parental Involvement

Parents attend seven mandatory events per academic year: family covenant & tuition conference, parent orientation, teacher home visit once a year, two parent involvement days, and two parent-teacher conferences. We will offer Bible studies for parents to foster the spiritual and emotional growth of families.

Tuition Costs

Tuition is need-based and calculated on a sliding scale. Payments are typically between $50 – $500 per month. This system supports our mission of offering an excellent education, regardless of circumstances. Hope Prep’s goal is for the monthly payment not to create a hardship for the student’s family, while at the same time conveying the value of a private, Christian education. Full tuition is valued at $6,500 per year.