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.





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It is Bee Fit week! The Annual PTO BeeFit fundraiser helps to subsidize educational programs, after-school clubs, sports and activities, field trips, classroom supplies and other equipment to assist our teachers in providing a superior education for all our students!  We are challenging every student to raise at least $40!  Throughout the week students will participate in fitness activities at school and virtually.  If you would like to donate electronically, please use the QR code.

¡Su semana de Bee Fit! ¡Nuestra recaudación de fondos anual de Bee Fit ayuda a subsidiar programas educativos, clubes después de la escuela, deportes y actividades, excursiones, suministros para el aula y otros equipos para ayudar a nuestros maestros a proporcionar una educación superior para todos nuestros estudiantes! ¡Estamos desafiando a cada estudiante a recaudar al menos $40!  A lo largo de la semana, los estudiantes participarán en actividades de acondicionamiento físico en la escuela y de manera virtual. Si desea donar electrónicamente, utilice el código QR.

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Visit this link https://hha47.org/pto-beefit/ for additional information!

Applications for the HHA Lottery  and Prekindergarten  for the

2022-2023 School Year

Spread the word to family and friends that 2022-2023 applications for the lottery and pre-kindergarten are now available. The lottery is held for students at all grade levels who do not live in the zoned area for the school. If you do not live in the zoned area and would like for your child to attend HHA, you can stop by HHA and complete an application online or visit this link https://hha47.org/admissions/. At this link, you will find information and applications for the lottery and for PreK. A public lottery will be held Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 3 pm.  If for any reason the lottery cannot take place, the lottery will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 3 pm. In order to participate in the lottery, this form must be submitted by 3 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

In-zone families not enrolled at HHA and who plan to send their child to our school for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the lottery application. You will be tagged as in-zone and not as part of the lottery. This information is for planning purposes only.

If you would like additional information regarding enrollment/lottery guidelines, please contact Geri Swann at geriswann@hotmail.com.

A Note From Principal Hornbeck – October, 2021

As a conversion charter school, HHA is part of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) family of neighborhood schools that benefit from more autonomy over hiring, curriculum and budget. BCP holds our contract with City Schools. HHA is in the fourth year of our current five year contract, and will be eligible for a new, longer-term contract of eight years, which the School Board will vote on in December of 2022. We definitely want to go for the stability of the longer term contract. A key piece of contract renewal is the School Effectiveness Review or SER for short. Our SER is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 7, 2022 and requires a great deal of preparation. A team of educators and central office staff conduct something similar to the collegiate accreditation process. There will be staff, parent and student focus groups, announced and unannounced classroom observations and a detailed document review. The SER process also looks at schoolwide goals in reading, math and attendance. For this year, our faculty is setting a rigorous and achievable goal of significantly surpassing the 50th percentile national average of students meeting or exceeding individual math and reading growth goals. We are aiming for 65% of our students to meet or exceed their math growth goal, 55% to meet or exceed their reading growth goal, and to maintain at least a 94% overall attendance rate. Parents may be asked to participate in a SER focus group. Please be supportive and stay informed.

Student Emergency Information and Student/Parent Contracts

If your child will attend Hampstead Hill Academy, we would like for you to complete a Student Emergency Information and Student/Parent Contracts Form.  This form must be completed for each child attending our school.

The information on this form will provide us:

  • the most up-to-date contact information
  • who to contact in the event of an emergency, if the parent(s) cannot be reached
  • and will grant your child permission to do a variety of things at school.

The English form is available at:


Hola a todos,

Si su hijo asistirá a Hampstead Hill Academy, nos gustaría que completara un Formulario de Información de Emergencia del Estudiante y Contratos de Estudiantes / Padres. Este formulario debe completarse para cada niño que asista a nuestra escuela.

La información de este formulario nos proporcionará:

  • la información de contacto más actualizada
  • a quién contactar en caso de una emergencia, si no se puede localizar a los padres
  • y le otorgará permiso a su hijo para hacer una variedad de cosas en la escuela.

El formulario en Español  está disponible en: