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212 W Main Street
Wallace, NC 28466
Phone:(910) 285-5922
Fax: (910) 285-5997
Pastor Leo Bracken, Administrator
Joan Bracken, Principal

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Welcome to New Hope Christian Academy School. The school is an integral part of First Assembly of God church. We consider it a special opportunity to be a part of your child’s educational achievements and Spiritual growth.

The administration has assembled a staff that is committed to the Lord Jesus Christ. Their goal is to help each student develop a well-integrated personality that is spiritually alert, morally sound, and emotionally and intellectually mature.

Our Goal

The goal of New Hope Christian Academy is to give the student a Christ-centered education, seeking to meet both the mental and spiritual needs. We believe that all subjects should be taught in the light of the Scriptures. This school is dedicated to reaching children for Christ, grounding them in the faith and sending them out as well-trained Christian leaders of tomorrow.


NHCA Curriculum is based on biblical principles and character development combined with traditional, yet academically accelerated studies in Reading, Writing, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. NHCA curriculum is based on ABEKA, A.C.E., and Alpha-Omega.
The A.C.E. curriculum is designed to allow each student to work at his/her own pace and level of performance. A student who is more skilled may progress at a faster rate. One who is less skilled is encouraged to do his/her best, but is able to work at his/her own level of proficiency and proceed according to his/her own capabilities.


Selection of students is based upon the following:
1. Testing program-to see where the child is functioning academically.
2. Interview with principal.
3. Achievements-scholastic ability.
4. Discipline reports from previous school.
5. Past school attendance.
6. Openings in particular grade level.
7. Student’s attitude of cooperation and behavior.
8. Parent’s attitude of cooperation and behavior.


Tuition is currently $2,800 per school year.
You may request payment arrangements in 10 month installments at $280 per month. This rate is subject to change without notice.


First Bell 7:55 a.m.
Second Bell: 8:00 a.m.
Any student not in their classroom by 8:00 a.m. must report to the office for a tardy slip.

Dismissal: Kindergarten (K4/K5) – 2:00 p.m.
Elementary Learning Center- 2:30 p.m.
Upper Learning Center- 2:30 p.m.
In the event that inclement weather forces a cancellation of regular school activities, you will be notified through local media of radio or television. NHCA will follow emergency closings set by Duplin County schools.


Re-enrollment is an annual procedure. Students currently enrolled in the school are not automatically re-enrolled each year. Each retuning student must fill out all enrollment forms and re-enrollment fees for the upcoming year. Students not submitting to the re-enrollment procedures will be considered on a first come first serve basis with all new applicants.


Chapel is a very special time at NHCA where students have the opportunity to worship. Students have the opportunity to showcase their talents during Power Up Fridays. The pastor arranges a variety of services that may include guest speakers, praise and worship songs, movies, skits, and much more. The development of the spiritual man is considered a vital part of education as well.

A= 95-100
Pastor’s Honor Roll= 95%-100% (All A’s)
Principal’s Honor Roll= 90-94 (A/B)

Dress Code

NHCA adheres to a dress code. All students must abide by the designated dress code unless otherwise specified for special events and/or activities. NHCA shirts are to be worn. No other shirt is acceptable for school attire. Shirt tails are to be tucked in with a belt. Contact NHCA office for current NHCA shirt prices.

New Hope Christian Academy is dedicated to the philosophy that Christian education is true education. The Bible teaches us that children are a gift from God and the education of them is a most serious responsibility. Christian education recognizes that children are a unity of spiritual, mental and physical beings. Education must include the spiritual nature or else the child will grow up never knowing the true purpose for living.

New Hope Christian Academy has been created with the knowledge that it is an extension of the Great Commission. The staff and faculty realize that under God, we are personally responsible to see to it that each student receives a firm foundation for life.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6