In June of 2003 Wayne Ehlert and his wife, Alma, retired from Hope Christian School after 27 years of sacrificial service and faithful dedication. The new administration continues the legacy left by the Ehlerts and strives to raise the level of excellence in education and meet the needs of the community. Today Hope Christian School has over 1,400 students enrolled with approximately 160 employees housed on about 20 acres of land. The current student body represents approximately 230 church congregations in communities throughout the “Greater Albuquerque” area such as: Los Lunas, Belen, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitias, Algadones, Tijeras, Cedar Crest and others, some as far away as 50 miles. Hope has a reputation for excellent academics, a competitive sports program, spiritual emphasis, diversity among staff and students and is well known and respected in Albuquerque and the surrounding communities.
A saying that was printed in the first yearbook and later made into a banner which was hung in the high school gym says, “Attempt something so big that unless God intervenes, it is bound to fail.”
Hope Christian School was established to give good students a safe place to receive an education in a Christ-centered environment. We give the honor and glory to God for His intervention to fulfill the purpose for which Hope Christian School was established and continue that purpose today.