The school was started as a parent cooperative in 1998 with 10 students. Since then, it has grown to include 163 students from 14 countries. These students are served by 24 teachers, 11 teaching assistants, and 19 support staff, representing 17 countries.
Hope Academy strives to provide an English-medium education that addresses the uniqueness and potential of each student and encourages the intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and creative growth of our students. We seek to instill in our students a biblical worldview that will equip them for effective service to society.
1. Respect for the dignity and individuality of each student: Each student is treated with special attention to his or her personality, needs, and cultural background.
2. Cooperative effort with parents and expatriate volunteer families in Central Asia to meet educational needs: Realizing that the best education takes place in a community with parents playing an integral role, we involve and serve the expatriate volunteer community.
3. High-quality education: Our staff and educational program prepare our students to successfully transition to the next levels of English education.
4. Cultural and educational diversity: We embrace the multi-national flavor of our school’s communities, including our home and local cultures, as rich components of a comprehensive educational experience.
5. Safety and security: Realizing that we live in a potentially dangerous environment, we ensure the physical safety of everyone in our programs.
Hope Academy - What We Do
Our Philosophy of Education
1. Education’s highest purpose is to help students attain maturity by trusting God’s guidance to use their skills and gifts with wisdom.
2. As people made in God’s image, we have the responsibility to learn so that we can make wise decisions in a changing world.
3. Education is a tool that God can use to build in us humility in seeing that there is always more to learn, hope in taking risks for the sake of something greater, courage in admitting our weaknesses, faithfulness in perseverance despite failure, and awe at the glory of God displayed in every aspect of creation.
4. In godly wisdom, we find joy in lovingly, responsibly, creatively, and deliberately finding ways to restore, develop, and build our communities.