St. HOPE Academy Founded by Kevin Johnson
July 1989


St. HOPE began in 1989 as an afterschool program in a portable classroom at Sacramento High School

After 13 years, St. HOPE realized that an after school program simply wasn’t enough to dramatically improve the academic outcomes of children, that it would be necessary to establish and run our own schools.

In 2003, St. HOPE Public Schools was founded as a preK-12 independent charter school district that provides high-quality education to nearly 2,000 students.