Sometimes even the leaders and teachers at Bright Hope Center have a hard time keeping track of what grade the students are in — it always seems to be changing.
The private school on upper State Street founded last year by husband and wife Walid Hawana and Elizabeth Zahdan aims to accelerate students as they progress through the curriculum. With just over a dozen students from five families in kindergarten to high school, Bright Hope is small but familial. High schoolers read to second-graders and kindergartners rush past a group of students studying negative exponents. The walls are adorned with alphabet cards, scientific method posters and signs that say things like, “I’m not here to be average, I’m here to be awesome.” Something for every grade.
At lunch time, the school’s 13 students sit together in a long row of chairs that stretches the length of a room filled with arts and craft, cases of crayons and colored pencils.
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