Since its inception in 2000, NewHope Academy’s mission has been to provide a school “Where Bright Kids Shine.” We take these words to heart, each and every day, in order to foster an educational and therapeutic program, which quite often exceeds the offerings of other schools servicing this unique population. We have maintained our vision since the school’s opening in August of 2000 with six students. Each academic year offers its own challenges, one of which has been to address the critical need for more space. Quite simply, we have outgrown our current location. For the past three years, we have sought out a realistic and viable solution.
With so many variables to consider such as: location, square footage, service area, travel considerations for students/staff, and cost our search has been anything but easy. Beyond the obvious, many local municipalities remain less than keen to welcome a therapeutic day school into their community. Often, the location was convenient, but that village was not agreeable to having us there. That ultimately led us to Arlington Heights.
In late March of 2017, the Arlington Heights Village Board unanimously approved NewHope Academy’s move to its new location at 3250 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 200. We have worked closely with various village departments to make this expansion happen and we appreciate how the Village of Arlington Heights has positively supported our efforts to make our vision a reality. Every step has been communicated clearly and succinctly by the Arlington Heights Village Board. This move will increase our square footage by 25%. Construction will begin immediately with a scheduled grand opening in August of 2017.
During the construction and relocation phase, we will continue to provide the quality of educational and therapeutic services that you have come to expect. Although change is not always easy, we “hope” you will embrace and support our heartfelt effort. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you may have.