Meet our Founders


How it all began…

In 2007, Stacy and I moved with our 3 children to Tanzania. We were excited to make new friends and learn local culture. We enjoyed home-schooling our kids but it took too much of our time. Without a school community to connect with, our children felt isolated and lonely. International schools were too expensive and local schools did not offer the quality academic foundation we wanted for our kids. In 2012, the vision was born for a school with strong academics, reasonable fees, and a positive and loving atmosphere.

Hope is a Christian international school where international volunteers and national staff work together to raise up students who are academically fit, groomed in Christian character and inspired to be passionate and creative in all they do. Our multi-cultural environment helps our students, staff, and parents celebrate one another and see the value in all people. Our plan is to continue to offer quality education in a way that inspires children to bring solutions and become agents of change. Our dream is that they will reach for the stars and become beacons of hope!! We are committed to raising up powerful and loving people who bring strategies of success into all spheres of society.

Ryan Helbling, Director