Hampstead Hill Academy

Letter From Principal Matthew Hornbeck

As you know by now, there is a national conversation underway about patriotism and the rights of groups and individuals to protest injustice and exercise free speech. Our national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance are traditions that embody what we strive to ideally be not necessarily what we are what but what we hope to become. I hope all of us at Hampstead Hill Academy reflect on the sacrifice and honor of the men and women, past and present, who defend our great nation.

At the same time, one of the rights that we hold dear is the right to free speech. We should also reflect on protests, often by patriotic people who love the country, that are an expression of free speech and are taking place to shed light on police brutality and violence. Whether you stand for the ideals our country represents, lock arms in solidarity with everyone, or kneel in protest of current and past racial and social injustices, as reasonable people we should respect these actions and the experiences they reflect. As the Ravens said last weekend, “all voices need to be heard.” Hopefully, the conversation will continue and actually move the ball forward.

Vision Statement

Hampstead Hill seeks to be 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 forward thinkers, persistent, responsible, caring, dependable and healthy members of the greater community.

Mission Statement

Hampstead Hill Academy is a neighborhood public charter school that exists to educate children living in both our attendance area and throughout Baltimore City. Our talented staff uses research-based curriculum to develop and implement rigorous lesson plans that continuously raise the academic bar for our students. Our whole school community is dedicated to working together to challenge our students to succeed in a fair, consistent, just and joyful learning environment.

Contact Information

Hampstead Hill Academy
Elementary/Middle School

Address
500 S. Linwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21224

School Number
047

Phone Number
410-396-9146

Fax Number
410-396-3637

Principal
Matthew Hornbeck

Assistant Principal
John Paz

Assistant Principal
Cassandra Bailey

For current staff members, click here.

To arrange a tour, contact Geri Swann, Director of Community Outreach.

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GOVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2707 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
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CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

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GOVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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WOLFE STREET ACADEMY

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We are excited to announce that Tom Hall, Host of MIdday on WYPR, will compete in the seventh annual "Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?" Quiz Show on April 19, 2018 at City Springs Elementary / Middle. Purchase tickets at: bcp.givezooks.com/events/are-you-smarter-than-a-bcp-5th-grader-2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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In December Philanthropik & Sylvester's Saloon held holiday toy drives and the Hampstead Hill Academy Girls Scouts Troup made Christmas cards for families from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore.

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A partnership with The First Tee of Greater Baltimore is bringing golf to students at City Springs Elementary / Middle School. The First Tee National School Program gives gym teachers and physical educators the tools to get started. We provide the training, junior golf lesson plans, and equipment. Learn more at www.thefirstteebaltimore.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out this article in Baltimore magazine featuring City Springs Elementary / Middle graduate, Lorenzo Simpson. We are so proud of him! www.baltimoremagazine.com/2018/1/8/heavenly-bodies-form-meets-function-for-these-local-athletes ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP and Govans Elementary would like to thank Sonja Sohn for her inspiring presentation at the Govans Elementary School School Career Day on November 15, 2017. Ms. Sohn is best known for her roles as Detective Kima Greggs on the HBO drama The Wire and Detective Samantha Baker on the ABC series Body of Proof. She recently produced the documentary Baltimore Rising, which was inspired by the death of Freddie Gray, and currently starts as Laverne on the Showtime series The Chi. Ms. Sohn is also the Founder and CEO of ReWired For Change, a nonprofit organization that empowers at risk youth, families and communities living in underserved areas through media, social advocacy and the facilitation of community building resources. ... See MoreSee Less

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Core Knowledge is a language arts curriculum that covers what every child should know about literature, history, mathematics, science, and the visual arts. Mrs. Pieters' class at City Springs Elementary / Middle School recently completed a Core Knowledge domain titled “Classifying Animals.” Students were introduced to taxonomy, which is the science of grouping living things into different categories based on shared characteristics. For example, dogs and cats are very different, but they are both considered mammals because they have shared characteristics like hair and similar bone structures.

The students most enjoyed learning about the different groups of vertebrates. Vertebrates are animals with spinal cords (as opposed to invertebrates, which do not have spinal cords). Scientists recognize five groups of vertebrates: mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, and reptiles. The students learned that scientists classify animals to learn more about them and show relationships between them. They explored the difference between warm-blooded (animals that can make their own body heat) and cold-blooded (animals that cannot make their own body heat) vertebrates. They can now identify which of the 5 groups are warm-blooded (mammals and birds) and which are cold-blooded (amphibians, reptiles, and fish).

After learning about the system of taxonomy, students flexed their own classification skills. They listed the main characteristics of the animals in each group and described how these characteristics help the animals to survive. They also classified different kinds of breakfast cereal based on its characteristics. All of that classifying made them hungry, and they enjoyed a nice cereal snack at the end!

For information about Core Knowledge visit the Core Knowledge Foundation at www.coreknowledge.org/
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On December 19, 2017, the Baltimore City Public Schools Board of School Commissioners voted to renew Hampstead Hill Academy's charter contract with the Baltimore Curriculum Project as the charter operator for five years! ... See MoreSee Less

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