BCP assumed operation of Hampstead Hill Academy in 2002
when it joined the New Schools Initiative. Hampstead Hill
is a public elementary/middle school that serves 409 students
in grades pre-kindergarten through six. It will expand to
serve students through grade eight by the fall of 2006.
Located just south of Patterson Park, Hampstead Hill’s
student population is approximately 60% white, 23% African-American,
8% Hispanic, 7% Native American and 2% Asian. These students
come from families living below the poverty line as well
as those who earn a middle class wage. Currently 81.7% of
students are eligible for free/reduced price meals.
While the majority of students come from the surrounding
neighborhood, HHA is increasingly serving families opting
to travel to the school from outside its official zone. Currently,
25% of the student body comes from outside the school’s
boundaries, including families selecting HHA through the
Choice Program and an increasing number of non-English speaking
families from the surrounding area.
From 2003-2005 Hampstead Hill's 3rd grade reading and math
scores increased by 126% and 135% respectively. BCP converted
Hampstead Hill into a charter school in 2005.
Maryland-DC's Patterson Park Initiative offers
a variety of exciting nature programs to Hampstead Hill
Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) provides a 5-week
summer enrichment program at Friends
School of Baltimore through BCF's Middle Grade Partnership
(MPG). The Morton
K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation also supports this
Banker has sponsored Hampstead Hill Families for
the Holidays, providing presents and Holiday dinners.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson partners with
Hampstead Hill to offer Open
Minds,an after-school arts education program.
- The Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore sponsors
Kids Club, a program that rewards outstanding students.
- Legg-Mason provides
support for programs at Hampstead Hill, including Audubon
Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc. (SBE&R) donated
time and materials to renovate Hampstead Hill. They
installed new windows, flooring, cafeteria tables, a
school sign, and an exterior chain link fence. They
also painted hallways, renovated and repaired bathrooms,
Save The Music Foundation donated musical instruments
- Whole Foods
Market at Harbor East supports Hampstead Hill's Food
for Life program.
Hampstead Hill Academy (#47)
500 S. Linwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 396-9146
Fax: (410) 396-3637
Matthew Hornbeck, Principal
Matthew Carpenter, Assistant Principal
Mari Satterlee, Assistant Principal
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