盖城校区始建于1998年1月。自建校以来，盖城校区坚守“会通中外，汉语为桥，兰舟共济，并育德才”的办学原则，不断完善强化校区的各项管理制度，规范教师队伍的培训，注重学生整体素质的培养，多次以师生为载体主办和协办社区的各项文化交流活动，进一步扩大了希望中文学校的社会影响。这些活动，既弘扬了中华文化，又增强了学生的“参与意识”和“组织能力”。历届盖城毕业生不但中文学得好，在其它方面也是姣姣者，大多进入知名大学学习。学生自己满意，家长满意，社会也满意。。 十五年来，盖城校区从一个只有12名老师、120名学生规模的小学校，在历任校长王建春, 周新华, 杨义力, 林征宇, 王鹏，王爱菁, 谷炎及管理团队的辛勤努力下，逐渐发展成为如今拥有70多个老师和近1000名学生的规模，是希望中文学校目前最大的校区。
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 under a Board of Directors. With a reputation of outstanding faculty and demanding program, 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, and Herndon campus (Virginia) in January 2001. In addition, HCS for Children’s Performing Arts was formed in 1996 offering classes in dancing, chorus, and orchestra, and giving performances on various festivals to promote Chinese culture and arts. HCS for Athletics was formed in 1998. It provides 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 in all campuses.