Welcome to Hampstead Hill Academy
Hampstead Hill Academy is a PreK through 8th grade Baltimore City public charter school. Our elementary school is rated higher than 73% of schools in the whole state, and our middle school is rated higher than 93% of the schools in the state. For the past two years, HHA has been the highest performing elementary/middle school in Baltimore City Public Schools.
From the Desk of Principal Hornbeck
As of today, about 6% of Maryland residents have received their first vaccination. HHA staff is ahead of that curve. Educators are classified as 1B, and many of our staff was able to get an appointment to receive their vaccine. Privacy rules don’t permit the publishing of individual health information, but an anonymous survey of our staff indicates that when we re-open for in-person instruction in mid-March, 85% of our staff will be fully vaccinated. Vaccine availability will get better and even children as young as 9 will be able to get a vaccine in the summer or fall. But for now, the virus variants from Britain and South Africa are serious threats and are presumed to be spreading widely in the U.S. and Maryland. I can’t say enough how important it is for you and your family to each wear a good, close-fitting, multi-layer mask to avoid getting COVID. Most healthcare officials are strongly advising to double mask when you are inside anywhere other than your house. We’ve come this far together. Stay safe!
HHA is currently accepting applications for Prek and Grades K – 8.
Celebrating Black HistoryBlack History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history” (History.com editors, 2021).