August 11, 2016
From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
~ Confucius

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
~ Gail Goldwin

Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
~ Rita Pierson

August 11, 2016

Dear Hampstead Hill Family,

Thank you for choosing to send your child to Hampstead Hill Academy (HHA)! HHA is proud to begin a 19th year of successful partnership with our charter operator, the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP). The staff of HHA and BCP welcomes you and your family to our great school. We are excited to be a part of the BCP family, which includes City Springs Elem/Middle, Frederick Elementary (coming onboard 2017-2018), Govans Elementary, and Wolfe Street Academy.

HHA is a safe, nurturing, diverse, family-friendly neighborhood school with rigorous, effective academic programs and exciting, engaging, extracurricular activities. We believe all parents want the same thing for their children: more and better opportunities for college and career. We believe in the importance of the arts, and we want our students to be great communicators, listeners and writers. Our students will be leaders who are productive, persistent, responsible, caring, and healthy members of the greater community.

This year promises to be great as we set high expectations for learning and have some serious fun. Our test scores are among the highest in the state, but learning at our school means much more than test scores. We want our academic programs to come alive for students. Our students will move beyond the acquisition of knowledge to produce work that is unique and exciting; projects and papers that justify, persuade and convince. Ultimately, we want HHA girls and boys to become the thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders that our city and nation require. This year’s entering kindergarten students are the college class of 2033 – and we’re glad to be an important part of their path. Click here to read the entire letter.