Hampstead Hill Academy is a PreK-8 grade Baltimore City public charter school. Our elementary school is rated better than 73% of schools in the whole state and our middle school is rated better than 93% of the schools in the state. We are a very high four star-rated school.
From the desk of Principal Matt Hornbeck
February 1, 2020
One of the joys of being the principal at Hampstead Hill Academy is seeing our wonderful school through the eyes of new families and visitors. Last month, we hosted a record 80 neighbors for our annual prospective parent group tour. During this season of the school year, Mr. Paz, Ms. Bailey, and I conduct a number of individual tours each week. On all tours, we provide an overview of the curriculum, talk about restorative practices, discuss our many extracurricular activities and clubs and visit classrooms. Prospective parents routinely comment on how students and teachers seem happy and engaged. They see that the threshold issues of safety, cleanliness and kindness are core values at HHA. Recently, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, spoke to middle school students about the importance of math in their lives and getting engaged in learning and in civic life. He shared his story of being a 12 year old in the Children’s Crusade with Dr. King and how that work sparked positive change throughout our country. He challenged HHA students with math problems to make them think. It is impressive that UMBC graduates more students of color who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science or math than any other institution in the country. Dr. Hrabowski, who travels the world visiting schools, offered high praise for our students and staff. He said HHA is really very special. I couldn’t agree more.