New Hope Christian Academy is a JK-6th grade college-preparatory, Christian school. We offer a challenging independent school education that affords our students opportunities for future learning.

New Hope Christian Academy is an active member of various regional independent school associations (including MAIS, TAIS and SAIS).  New Hope is accredited by AdvancEd and SAIS.

Mission Statement

New Hope Christian Academy is an urban, college-preparatory elementary school providing students with a challenging intellectual and Christ-centered education.

Vision Statement

Our goal is to ground our students in the knowledge of God as uniquely revealed in Jesus Christ and attested to in the Scriptures. New Hope Christian Academy places a unique emphasis upon the immediate community in which the school is located and seeks to provide the highest standards for intellectual and Christ-centered learning by developing lasting relationships with students, families, and the church community. We strive to equip each child with the necessary tools to effectively pursue high school graduation and the pursuit of a college education.

Our Story

Around 1995, New Hope Christian Academy began as a dream of Steve Carpenter, a seminary student, who desired to make a difference in the lives of inner-city children in Memphis, Tennessee. With encouragement and financial support from a lifelong friend, Mr. Carpenter sought to begin a strong-academic Christian school for inner-city children. Soon after, Mrs. Lila Wilkinson, a former co-worker and friend, joined him in this step of faith.

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