Welcome to Hampstead Hill Academy

Hampstead Hill Academy is a PreK through 8th grade Baltimore City public charter school. Our school is ranked Number 1 in City Schools in middle school reading (69%) and middle school math (30%); Number 3 in elementary school reading (58%) and Number 7 in elementary school math (37%). For the 2022 school year, Hampstead Hill Academy received a 4-star rating on the 2022 Report Card from the Maryland State Department of Education. To review the MSDE Hampstead Hill Academy Report Card click here.


2019 and 2022



AwardBaltimore, Maryland, December 11, 2022 – Hampstead Hill Academy has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

HHA “Free” Summer Spanish Immersion STEM Enrichment Program

HHA is thrilled to offer your child an opportunity to attend HHA Campo STEM. Thanks to grant funding secured through Summer Boost, HHA is able to bring Campo STEM to HHA from June 26th – July 28th, 2023. Campo STEM is a Spanish Immersion enrichment program that will take place as an extension of the Summer School program daily from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Students in upper elementary grades will participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classes daily held 100% in Spanish. Students in lower elementary grades will be offered an Introduction to Spanish class as an Enrichment class daily. Campers will get a chance to engage with guest speakers, attend field trips, and participate in weekly attendance incentives.

We have space to offer this unique opportunity to all summer school students in grades (rising) K – 4. After seats are filled with interested HHA Busy Bees students, remaining seats will be offered to students not attending HHA Busy Bees. If you are interested in this program for your child, you either complete an application at the link below or download an application, complete and return to HHA.

Link for paper form: https://hhapracticesite.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/ss-scholarship-award-letter.pdf

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A Note from Principal Hornbeck

June, 2023

On behalf of more than 100 HHA staff members, I write to wish all HHA families a relaxing summer.  You should take pride in the fact that our school is a joyful place full of learning and strong friendships.  More than test scores and grades, HHA kids are rocking life as they grow and learn together.  Please remember to encourage daily reading over the summer and spend as much time with your kids as possible.  Have a safe and fun couple of months.  We’ll see you for Meet Your Teacher Day on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 9 -11 am.  Be well!

                  School Year 2023-2024 Kindergarten Placement Testing

Tuesday, July 11th  and Thursday, July 20th

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student? To ensure that the beginning of the year runs smoothly, we will test all kindergarten students before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. All incoming kindergarteners must attend one of the two kindergarten assessment days. The assessments will take place on July 11th and July 20th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each appointment is approximately 30 minutes long. Kindergarten students will be assessed in the areas of language arts and reading. No preparation is needed! You simply need to bring your child at the selected time.

If your child is fully registered for kindergarten or currently attends pre-k at HHA, please make your appointment as soon as possible to ensure you get your preferred date and time. Appointments can be made via email to Academic Coach, Katie Johnson, at kjohnson@hha47.org or through Ms. Varner or Ms. Schultz, our school secretaries, at 410-396-9146. If you are unable to attend either session, your child will be placed into a temporary homeroom until the assessment can take place during the first week of school. Please email Katie Johnson if you have scheduling questions. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Hampstead Hill Academy is Now Accepting Prospective Student Information Forms for the 2023-2024 School Year

Spread the word to family and friends that information is now being accepted for prospective students for the 2023-2024 school year. You can now submit your form for:

  • PreKindergarten
  • A child who is in-zone and plans to attend HHA for the 22-23 school year

Although our lottery has been held, you can still submit a form and be put on our waitlist. You can sign up at this link: https://hha47.org/admissions/