Serving North Philadelphia since 2002
Hope Partnership for Education was founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and Sisters of Mercy, with input from community residents, on the ideals that every Philadelphian should have access to a quality educational experience.
The instructional model originated at Nativity Mission Center in New York City in 1971 and promotes small class sizes, extended learning time during the school day and in the summer, and high school support with an emphasis on providing quality education to historically under-resourced communities.
Today, Hope Partnership for Education is a trusted education center that offers small class sizes and after-school enrichment for middle school students, working in collaboration with other organizations in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood in service to the community.
A Brief History of Hope Partnership
January 14, 2001
Meeting of founding communities to explore possibility of establishing an independent middle school in North Philadelphia
September 2001- June 2002
Funded by the Cassin Foundation, a Feasibility Study was completed in partnership with neighborhood residents to inform the education center’s mission
Hope Partnership for Education is incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization and the first Governing Board is established
Hope launches first program, After-School Enrichment, at 7th and Dauphin streets
Hope launches the first 5th grade class in rented space at R.W. Brown Community Center
Hope launches the Adult Education program
Hope launches the Graduate Support Program
Hope Partnership School graduates the first class of 8th grade students
Hope Partnership School incorporates Physical Education, Music, and Art into core curriculum
Hope Partnership for Education celebrates its 10th Anniversary
Hope Partnership School celebrates the first alumni group to graduate high school
May 16, 2013
Hope moves into its own home at 2601 N. 11th Street
First Hope Partnership School alumni graduate from college
Hope Partnership School Faculty adopt Google Classroom and secure two Chromebooks per student, one for home and one for school
Hope Partnership School seamlessly transitions to remote learning due to strong communication channels with parents/guardians and technology access
Full return to in-person learning for Hope Partnership School