Hampstead Hill Academy is operated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project, a local non-profit organization celebrating more than two decade of service and student learning with research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training and extensive support for principals.

Hampstead Hill Academy
Hampstead Hill Academy

Highlights of Hampstead Hill Academy

  • City Schools highest-rated MSDE elementary and middle school.
  • Based on test scores and parent ratings, HHA is one of the region’s top-performing public charter schools.
  • 850 students in grades Prek-8.
  • Tuition-free, serving an attendance area in southeast Baltimore City.
  • Additional spaces are available by lottery for families living outside of the attendance area.
  • At HHA, we choose our own curriculum, decide who to hire when there is a need, and have the control to make all day-to-day budget decisions in the best interests of our students.
  • Knowledge, rigor and mastery are key components of our instructional program.
  • 100% of our kindergartners are reading. We emphasize fluency and accuracy.
  • All middle school students take honors level, weighted courses in science and social studies.
  • We offer the opportunity to take and master Algebra I in eighth grade in order to start high school in Algebra II.
  • Most of our students complete the 75 hours of community service required for a Maryland high school diploma by the time they finish eighth grade.
  • Most HHA eighth grade students are admitted to their first choice high school. High schools include: Baltimore City College, Western High School, Polytechnic High School, The Bard School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, City Neighbors, Cristo Rey, The Friends School, Loyola Blakefield, and other private and public county schools.
  • We offer physical education, orchestra, band, art, library, nutrition class, drama, and nature exploration as well as a quality before and after-school care program.
  • We are an Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (eGATE) school recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • HHA has universal testing for giftedness.
  • We implement Restorative Practices, mindfulness practices, and a Leaders Go Places programs designed to connect everyone and build community.
  • Open Doors is our GSA student club that promotes peace and acceptance.
  • We have four middle school dances each year.
  • All students take at least three field trips each year and have daily outdoor recess.  Students also take part in a variety of activities and field trips that provide the opportunity to encounter and explore novel learning in an authentic setting.
  • We have a full-time registered nurse and a nursing assistant to monitor and provide for the health needs of our students.
  • We have full-time art and drama teachers.
  • We have an orchestra with violins, cellos and violas. We have a band with nearly 70 instruments.
  • We have a vibrant array of clubs like soccer, baseball, basketball, ceramics, Lego, Spelling Bee Club, chess, Spanish, Girl Scouts, STEAM and much more.
  • We have Family Academic Nights, Student Celebration Nights, and Community Arts Nights, which are all opportunities that foster and promote parent engagement and celebrate student, family and community achievements.
  • We have live outdoor music festivals each spring featuring professional artists.
  • We produce a musical each year. Past shows include Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Hairspray. Historically, every show sells out.
  • We have an active PTO that coordinates many of the fundraisers throughout the course of the school year and supports various programs.