From the desk of Principal Matt Hornbeck


January, 2019

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice.” ― Bryan Stevenson

As 2019 begins, administrators and teachers want to thank you for sending your child to HHA and for helping make our school great. School is about learning, dreaming and getting ready for the next grade, high school, college and eventually a good job. It is also about motivating each other to do our very best. The best teachers and students work and learn at HHA, and we are grateful to have your family as a part of our family.

Martin Luther King Day is fast approaching. His message of freedom, non-violence and justice resonate today. We seek peace abroad, economic security at home and kindness in our neighborhoods and schools. In the New Year, we hope for just and fair police enforcement and answers to address the murders in Baltimore City. We hope for sensible and humane immigration enforcement that targets dangerous criminals and permits families to live, work, and attend church and school in peace. We hope the work of the Kirwan Commission and Strong Schools Maryland add up to a world-class system of public schools that are adequately and equitably funded, even as full funding will take years to achieve. We hope for more space to increase the numbers of HHA families and thus expand our wonderful school. Finally, we hope that the New Year brings you and yours joy, peace and love. Happy 2019!


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!department of education


Join Us for a Group Tour

Spread the word to family, friends and neighbors – HHA is hosting a group tour Tuesday, January 29th at 8:30 am for prospective school families. This is a time to stop in and hear about the school and to see our students learning. To reserve a space, please contact Geri Swann at geriswann@hotmail.com or call 410.396.9146.