From the desk of Principal Matt Hornbeck


welcome back to school

The function of freedom is to free someone else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. – Toni Morrison

August 16, 2019

Dear Hampstead Hill Family,

Thank you for choosing to send your child to Hampstead Hill Academy (HHA)! We are proud to begin the 22nd year of partnership with our charter operator, the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP). The staff of HHA and BCP welcomes you and your family to our great school. We are excited to be a part of the BCP network of neighborhood schools, which includes City Springs Elementary/Middle, Frederick Elementary, Govans Elementary and Wolfe Street Academy.

At Hampstead Hill Academy, we are known for great teachers, friendly kids, high test scores, and lots of extracurricular activities. We are the only elementary or middle school in Baltimore City to earn 5 stars from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Only 219 out of more than 1,500 schools in Maryland earned 5 stars. We have a long waiting list of families clamoring for admission. We have control over our curriculum, our budget, and selecting staff. We have a thriving music and theater arts program; the Leaders Go Places (LGP) middle school incentive program; championship chess, debate, baseball, and volleyball teams; a beautiful building and grounds; and a place at the table when it comes to policy issues like the undercounting of poverty and advocating for the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations to be fully funded. See the report at: http://dls.maryland.gov/pubs/prod/NoPblTabMtg/CmsnInnovEduc/2019-Interim-Report-of-the-Commission.pdf#page=11.  Read more…


Hampstead Hill Academy is a PreK-8 grade Baltimore City public charter school with a 5 star rating from the  Maryland State Department of Education!

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