Originally founded in the summer of 1993 by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association of University of Maryland at College Park as a Chinese language school to serve the university community, the school was registered independently with the University and later with the states of Maryland and Virginia under the current name--Hope Chinese School. It was incorporated into a nonprofit organization under a Board of Directors. With a reputation of outstanding faculty and demanding programs, HCS has attracted students far and wide, and grown and expanded quickly. HCS opened Rockville campus (Maryland) in June 1995, Fairfax campus (Virginia) in June 1996, Gaithersburg campus (Maryland) in January 1998, Herndon campus (Virginia) in January 2001, Chantilly campus (Virginia) in September 2006, and Tysons campus (Virginia) in September 2015. In addition, HCS Performing Arts School was formed in 1996 offering classes in dancing, chorus, and orchestra, and giving performances on various festivals to promote Chinese culture and arts. HCS Athletics School was formed in 1998, providing training and practice programs in these sport events: basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, martial arts, and swimming. Currently Hope Chinese School has over 4000 students enrolled on all campuses.

希望中文学校最初是由马里兰大学 COLLEGE PARK 分校的中国学生学者联谊会所创办的为校园服务的中文学校. 先在马州而后又在维州注册为由一个理事会管理的非赢利组织-HOPE CHINESE SCHOOL. 希望中文学校杰出的教师队伍和严格的教学赢得了良好的信誉, 吸引了众多的学生, 使它得到了迅速的发展. 1995年6月创立洛城校区, 1996年6月创立北维校区, 1998年1月创立盖城校区, 2001年1月创立赫城校区, 2006年9月创立西城校区, 2015年9月创立泰城校区. 同时还于1996年和1998年分别创立了希望儿童艺术学校(有舞蹈, 合唱, 管弦乐等, 参与各类社区文艺表演, 弘扬中华文化)和希望体校(提供球类, 武术, 游泳等项目的训练). 目前希望中文学校的在校学生已超过4000人.