It is our mission to develop all of our students by providing environments and classroom instruction that builds a strong foundation to ensure academic success in future grades.
Hope Community PCS uses the Core Knowledge Scope curriculum developed by E.D. Hirsch (from the University of Virginia) and the Houghton Mifflin Reading program, as well as Lessons in Literacy, accompanying classroom sets to complement out language arts studies in English, literacy, and grammar. Pearson Education publishes all of our Core Knowledge History and Geography textbooks and also provides supplemental activities.
Hope Community PCS uses Envision Math Expressions program for our elementary school and Holt curriculum for our middle school. We also use FOSS/Delta Science curricular materials, which align with our Core Knowledge scope and sequence.
In addition to the core subjects, our have the opportunity to gain further experiences such as physical education, art, music, Spanish and technology in our Exploratory classes. Scholars also have the opportunity to participate in our after school Athletics and Activities programs. For further information on our Athletics and Activities Department, click HERE.
Lamond Campus (PreK – 5th Grade)
Imagine Hope’s Lamond Campus opened in 2007 at 6200 Kansas Avenue NE, in the Lamond-Riggs neighborhood. The completely renovated school provides a bright, clean, and safe learning environment for students from PreK3 through 5th grade. Spacious classrooms, a large cafeteria, a gated outdoor playground, and a cozy reading center are some of the features students enjoy at Imagine Hope Lamond.
Tolson Campus (PreK – Middle School)
The Tolson Campus, located at 2917 8th St. NE near the Brookland/CUA metro stop and nestled between Edgewood and Brookland neighborhoods, provides a focused and purposeful education for students in grades PreK through grade 8. After a complete renovation, the Tolson building was transformed from a former warehouse into a modern school with nearly 30 large classrooms. Tolson’s grand opening was held in 2006 with a ribbon cutting attended by parents, friends, and District dignitaries. The school’s brightly colored hallways are emblazoned with inspirational quotes, large windows bring in the sun, and a gated playground and play lot provide space for outdoor fun. Tolson is surrounded by an active residential neighborhood, and newly established business/arts district, Monroe Street Market as well as Catholic University of America. As the surrounding neighborhoods become more vibrant, Hope Tolson has worked on building community and business partnerships to support our learning community.
Parent & Student Tips
Children grow by leaps and bounds. Please remember that the first six weeks of school is a transition period. Separation anxiety is developmentally appropriate. Please have conversations about school and the schedule of the day prior to the first day.
Also, always communicate and be supportive of your child and teachers to ensure a successful school year.