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.





Lottery/In Zone Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year Now Available!

Information is now available for lottery/in zone enrollment at Hamsptead Hill Academy.  The HHA public lottery will be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3 pm. In case of an unforeseeable event, the lottery will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. In order to participate in the lottery, your lottery application must be submitted by 3 pm Wednesday, February 3, 2021.  Location of the public lottery will be determined as we get closer to the date. Click here for additional information.

From the Desk of Principal Hornbeck

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Dear HHA Family,

COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising in our community.  As of today, the Baltimore City positivity rate is 5.5% and there are 26.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is double what it was two weeks ago.  On Friday, the Mayor announced a return to Stage One of the Baltimore City reopening plan. 

At this time, the Governor, MSDE, City Schools, the Mayor, and the State and City Health departments would permit our school to provide in-person instruction as long as we follow safety guidelines.  However, the decision to provide in-person instruction is ultimately up to the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) and HHA administrators.  HHA teachers and assistant teachers have volunteered, more than 60% of families signed up to send their children to in-person instruction, and we have critical equipment and protocols in place.  We successfully provided in-person instruction this summer.  In spite of this planning and our collective hope to provide in-person instruction, BCP President Laura Doherty and I believe it is too soon to proceed safely one week from tomorrow.

HHA parents do not need to take any action at this time.  Remote instruction, as it is presently delivered, will continue.  We will closely monitor the positivity rates, cases per 100,000 residents and update everyone on our plans Monday, November 23rd.  HHA will remain fully remote until at least Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  As you know, even when we reopen, conditions may dictate that we move quickly back to working fully remotely.

We know in-person instruction is superior to working remotely, especially for our youngest students.  As soon as the indicators move in the right direction, we will move to in-person instruction. 

Please reach me at principalhornbeck@hha47.org with any questions or comments. 


Matt Hornbeck