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Our Programs

Hope Partnership School

A 10-month program serving 5th – 8th grades with extended day and summer camps. HPS fosters the academic, physical, social, and spiritual development of each student.

Hope's cornerstone program provides intentionally small class sizes capped at 15 students per grade, weekly expressive arts classes, and 20+ weeks of after-school activities led by faculty and community partners in a culturally-relevant environment. Every child, regardless of academic proficiency, receives a custom intervention or enrichment plan and weekly coaching. Our students develop academic and socio-emotional potential in an interdisciplinary and values-based model using research-proven curricula and assessment tools. The overarching goal is to ensure 100% of students leave 8th graders on reading level. HPS has graduated 204 students since 2008.

Graduate Support

A commitment to support students through high school, graduation, post-secondary opportunities, and beyond.

The Graduate Support program launched in 2008 with the first Hope Partnership School graduating 8th grade cohort. Since 2008, HPS has graduated 200 alumni. Today, almost 170 are actively involved in Graduate Support's programming. Programming includes introducing students to Admissions & Guidance Counselors while they are still in middle school to establish relationships with future advisors. The Graduate Support staff then guide 8th graders through the high school application process to ensure 100% acceptance rates into special admission schools. 

Alumni visit the Hope Partnership for Education center almost on a weekly basis to mentor HPS students, participate in SAT and tutoring support, and prepare for college and trade school visits. Over 90% of HPS alumni graduate high school on time.

Community Partnerships 

Hope is proud to serve as a resource hub for the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhoods. In collaboration with our partners, which include Philabundance, the 37th Ward, and he World Affairs Council, we attract services, raise awareness, and address issues such as food and housing insecurity, public health, anti-violence, and workforce developmen for the community in which our students live and learn.
Additionally, Hope has served roughly 200 adult learners, ages 18 to 65, since 2005 with individualized learning plans to build foundational academic skills and obtain the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.