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A Homeschool Friendly Private Micro-School Serving Grades K-6


At Hope Grove School, our mission is to provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive learning environment that nurtures the intellectual, social, any emotional growth of our diverse community of K-6 learners. We believe in empowering our students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become global citizens who can thrive in an ever-changing world.
We recognize that each student brings a unique set of experiences, strengths, challenges, and perspectives to our school community, and we strive to celebrate and value this diversity in all its forms. We believe that diversity enriches our learning and enables us to better understand ourselves and others, fostering empathy, respect, and appreciation for different cultures, backgrounds, and identities.
We are committed to promoting social and emotional learning as an integral part of our curriculum, recognizing that these skills are essential for our student’s academic and personal success. We provide opportunities for our students to develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making, empowering them to navigate complex social situations, manage their emotions, and build positive relationships with others.
We also aim to cultivate global learners who are knowledgeable, curious, and compassionate about the world around them. We provide opportunities for our students to learn about different cultures, languages, and perspectives, enabling them to develop a sense of interconnectedness and empathy for people from different backgrounds. We encourage our students to engage in service learning and community projects that promote social justice, environmental sustainability, and global awareness.
Hope Grove School is dedicated to providing our students with an in depth, engaging, and joyful learning experience that prepares them for a lifetime of learning and meaningful participation in society.

Reimagining the One-Room Schoolhouse

High-quality, individualized educational program for children (ages 4-12). 1:10 ratios
Major emphasis on growth mindset & social/emotional skills, using Kagan-centered teaching methods.
Collaborative learning & differentiated curriculum to accommodate gifted students, homeschoolers, and unique abilities.
Plentiful outdoor play and learning time. 2 to 3 hours per day, on average.
Child-led & project-focused.
Daily learning in Spanish, Yoga & Zumba.
Weekly sensory & STEAM classes.
Monthly parent-involved field trips and volunteer opportunities.
Apolitical/Secular *we do celebrate major holidays and birthdays in class.

The Facts


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2023-2024 Tuition Rates

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Social Schooler
Investment: $595/mo (Avg $50/day)
Attend 3 half days per week @10am-1pm.
Give your Preschooler or Homeschooler the social aspects of school, access to teacher support, and a fun curriculum. 
*Family must commit to set days each month, but swapping days is allowed if done with 1 week’s notice.
Hybrid Homeschooler
Investment: $675/mo (Avg $55/day)
Attend up to 3 days per week 
Gain the support of a teacher-led curriculum, social skills, and consistency. 
*Family must commit to set days each month, but swapping days is allowed if done with 1 week’s notice. 
Private Schooler
Investment: $895/mo (Avg $45/day)
Full-time private school student, with a small group/homeschool feel, and year-round enrollment Mon-Fri 10-4 pm.
Homeschool Tutoring Collective
Grades 6-12 in any subject.
Investment: $55/session for individual sessions
$40/session for small groups (2-5 students)
*Custom packages will be built for long-term and small-group tutoring.
Join our homeschool collective for Middle and High school level learning support and socialization. Students can work 1-1 with a Certified Teacher or in small groups, for extra savings.

School Schedule

Our school operates Year-Round with breaks scheduled throughout the year that line up with most public school breaks, except for Summer. Some extra breaks are scheduled as there is no long Summer break. We believe our school is more of a way of life for families who join and believe in the routine and consistency of year-round schooling. It also allows full-time families to take more breaks throughout the year, as needed.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply below

Step 2: Family Interview and class visit

Step 3: Two-week welcome period

Step 4: Welcome to our School


Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy:

Hope Grove School Dunedin values diversity and is committed to promoting equity and inclusion for all students. We believe that diversity enriches our school community and creates a positive and inclusive learning environment. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all students regardless of their background or identity, and to create a safe and welcoming environment free from discrimination and harassment. We celebrate diversity in all forms, including culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, and ability.

Zero-Tolerance Policy for Bullying, Violence, or Discrimination:

Hope Grove School Dunedin has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, violence, or discrimination of any kind. We believe that every student has the right to learn in a safe and inclusive environment and that bullying, violence, or discrimination can seriously impact a student’s academic, social, and emotional well-being. We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and calm space for all students and staff.

Our Staff Requirements

All our teachers meet one of the following requirements per Section 1002.421(1)(h), Florida Statutes.
o Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any subject (copy of diploma or completed transcript)
o Three or more years of K-12th grade teaching experience (written proof of contacting
the previous employer)
o Special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in K-12th
grade subjects (provide documentation such as certifications, professional
development, curriculum training, etc.). Pre-K experience and certifications would not
meet this requirement.