New Hope is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, one of the largest private school systems in the nation. 


870 Hollywood Boulevard

West Melbourne, Florida 32904

(321) 768-1500


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Enrollment Process

We follow this process to make the enrollment process as efficient and clear as possible.

1) Schedule a Tour- This is an opportunity for you to sit down with our principal and discuss what matters most to you about your child's education. You know your child better than anyone. You know what they need. This is a chance for you to drive the conversation. We want to listen and understand. When parents and schools are on the same page about what matters, students are the biggest beneficiaries.

2) Prospective students meet with the prospective classroom teacher- The classroom teacher will go through a series of placement exercises including math computation, math problem solving, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and any other exercises the teacher deems necessary. The placement session usually happens within the first week of the initial meeting with the principal.

3) Both, principal and teacher meet to go over the tour interview and test results to determine placement at New Hope. 

4) The principal notifies the parents of the placement results- If the child is accepted into enrollment, the parents must complete all portions of the registration packet and return it to the school office as soon as possible.

5.) Enrolling students must have up-to-date records (report cards, test scores, and immunization record) turned into the front office prior to admission- The child may not begin classes until all the paperwork is on file in the school office.

To help expedite the enrollment process, include the following documents when completing the registration packet:

  • Birth Certificate

  • Scholarship Awards Letter (if applicable)

  • IEP (if applicable)

  • Florida Physical DH3040 (must be within one year of enrollment date)

  • Immunization Record DH680 (must be current)

  • Copy of student’s most recent report card

  • Copy of student’s most recent standardized test

6.) The parents pay a $100 application fee per student.

Other Enrollment Information

If any questions arise during the enrollment process, please contact the school at 321- 768-1500.


  • Priority period for students who are re-enrolling is February 1 to March 1.

  • Priority period for students who are new is March 1 to April 15.

  • All academy classroom spots will be based on space availability following April 15.

In addition to the above requirements, September 1 is the cut-off birthday date for children entering kindergarten and first grade. (Children must be age five (5) on or before September 1st for kindergarten and six (6) years old for first grade). Exceptions to this policy are on a case-by-case basis. All students applying for a grade level must exhibit the appropriate maturity and academic achievement to succeed in that classroom setting. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

NHLA of West Melbourne, Florida, admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of NHLA. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs. (1 Timothy 2:4)

When signing and completing the application forms, parents place their child under the rules, regulations, discipline, and religious instruction of New Hope Lutheran School.