What sets Marian Hope Academy apart from traditional schools?
ATMOSPHERE: MHA creates a Christ-centered culture of kindness, respect, positivity, grace and love. When students feel safe, valued and laved, anxiety decreases and higher learning is unfolded. Atmosphere is everything.
CONNECTION AND RELATIONSHIP: We love our students and desire to know each student, not only as a learner, but as a whole-person. We want to know their strengths and weaknesses. We want to know what they love, what they dislike, how they think, how they feel, and how they connect/respond to the world around them. Our Spirit-filled teachers take time to care for the mind and the heart of each student. We see it as our job to speak God’s truth in love. This process leads to student-teacher relationships based on trust. Students will respect and open their heart to those they know, love and trust. Connecting to students and fostering a trust relationship leads to deeper learning.
DYNAMIC INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION: Education should be focused on each individual student, not a list of standards. Once we know our students as learners, we implement the best curriculum, strategies and assessments to grow them in their learning process. We want to ignite the love of learning and create a learning environment where students are actively engaged in the process. We keep our class sizes small for many reasons; one is to give ample opportunity for verbal discussion and deeper thinking. Student-led projects to reflect individual innovation/creativity and multi-sensory learning is also seen in each classroom.
PRAYER: Our students are covered in prayer daily.