Mount Hope

Christian Academy


Mount Hope Christian Academy (formerly Mount Hope Academy) opened its doors in 1998 under the leadership of Pastor Raymond A. Bell, Jr.  His vision was to build a school that included preschool through 12th grade. Each grade would be taught with the Word of God being its foundation. MHCA uses the ABEKA curriculum, which is a Christ-centered, academically challenging program.  Bible, phonics, numbers, science, social studies, art, and music are taught in individual and group settings with an emphasis on one-on-one interaction.  Large as well as small motor skills are developed through manipulative, hands-on learning games and outdoor and classroom activities. The curriculum ministers to the whole child; socially, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  Through stories, songs, technology, and everyday interaction with teachers, students will be taught from a Biblical perspective. Age-appropriate assessment portfolios are created at the beginning of the academic year and maintained for all students.  The students are assessed three times during the academic year at the beginning of the year, mid-year, and at the end of the year. 


Employees are carefully chosen to ensure a quality program.  Each staff member undergoes a background check as required by law. They are CPR and first aid certified and trained to recognize child abuse and neglect.  Several of our staff members have completed Medication Administration Training (MAT) and all our staff members, with the exception of our substitutes, are required to attend at least ten hours of childcare related workshops each year. 


In March 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy ceased to provide academic instruction at its physical location.  In June 2020, Pastor Bell convened a committee to consider and work towards restructuring the Academy to make it conducive to a hybrid educational environment if required, to meet the challenges of academic instruction in an ever-changing COVID-19 environment.


In February 2021, the Academy officially changed its name from Mount Hope Academy to Mount Hope Christian Academy.  


In September 2021, the Academy reopened following an extended closure due to COVID-19, offering Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 in-person instruction with a COVID-19 mitigation strategy in effect based upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health department guidance.