School Mission Statement

Cross of Hope School is a welcoming Christ centered community providing high quality education in a nurturing environment that respects each child’s development.


Albuquerque Best of the City 2018 Winner
Albuquerque Best of the City 2018 Winner
Cross of Hope's Preschool
  • A Christian, 5-Star rated and nationally accredited.
  • Children ages 3-5.
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes science, math, literacy, music, art, spiritual development, physical education, social skills, Spanish and Sign Language.
  • 9:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Licensed Christian Educators

Please contact our Preschool Director, Courtney Knutila for more information.

Cross of Hope’s Preschool 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 the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs and other school administered programs.

What Parents Are Saying

“Our son has grown tremendously throughout the school year both mentally and emotionally.  He has shown great strides in his confidence and can now make friends with children everywhere we go.  He has a great attachment and trust in his teachers and every day shows improvement both socially and in fundamentals.  Favorite quote this weekend: ‘Mama, I have to be patient because it is one of the Fruits of the Spirit.”

“My daughter has been blessed with amazing teachers, an amazing preschool director, and most importantly friendships and social skills that will hopefully extend into grade school and beyond.  Regardless of who is “Special Person” for the day, my daughter is made to feel special every day-something I have witnessed all children experience at COH.  It truly is a growing environment, and my daughter is encouraged to be her unique, creative self.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for two wonderful years!  You have made an impact in this family’s life in the most beautiful way!”

“Our son has grown in all facets of his development, physically, socially, academically and spiritually.  His teachers are amazing!  He is excited to attend each day and find out what new things he is going to learn.  His faith has deepened and become much more personal.  He talks about school constantly and we are grateful for how positive his first education experience has been.”

Get in touch with Cross of Hope


Church: (505) 897-0047
Preschool: (505) 899-0928
Elementary: (505) 897-1832


6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


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Church Events

Meals for Camp @ COH

We are asking for your help in providing
simple meals for each rotation of the camp.
Each rotation has 5 weeks.
Each week has a different meal planned.
Some involve cooking and some are take out.
You will find slots available for food donations and/or monetary donations for take-out.  

Thank you for your consideration.
We appreciate anything you can provide. 


Youth Candle Fundraiser

It's that time of year again !
Our Youth will be hosting their Candle Fundraiser.

Please show support on October 1st and November 12th
Mia Bella candles by Patrice Leddy,

Will have all of the candles setup for you to see/smell/take home instantly here in the church lobby on Sunday October 15.  Candles are $20 each, all profits go to the COH Youth.

Astronomy Night

Cross of Hope Will Sponsor
Astronomy Night Event

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

This is expected to last a couple of hours. Telescopes, some of them large, will be provided, however guests are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Information about astronomy in general and specific celestial objects viewable in October will be given. This will likely be held at Mariposa Park or at Cross of Hope Church, but the exact location has not been determined yet. More information will be forthcoming. This is a family event, and children are welcome.

Contact: Pastor Rick Alpers,, 831-225-9939


We meet at various restaurants
The second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm
October 11, 2023

-BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse-
10000 Coors Blvd, Ste Ll10
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(Cottonwood Mall)

If you will be joining in the adventure of food and fellowship or need more information:
Please Contact Leeon Carrico
Call 505-554-1128