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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Baltimore Curriculum Project

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GOVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HAMPSTEAD HILL ACADEMY

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FREDERICK ELEMENTARY

BALTIMORE CURRICULUM PROJECT
2707 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-675-7000
Fax: 410-675-7030
bcpinfo@baltimorecp.org

CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

FREDERICK ELEMENTARY

GOVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HAMPSTEAD HILL ACADEMY

WOLFE STREET ACADEMY

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View the video of the eighth annual "Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?" quiz show at: youtu.be/27IM72vCd58 Thank you again to Councilman John Bullock, Rebecca Hoffberger of the American Visionary Art Museum, Sheilah Kast of WYPR, Julia Marciari-Alexander of The Walters Art Museum, Alicia Wilson of Port Covington and the students from City Springs Elementary / Middle, Frederick Elementary School, Govans Elementary School, Hampstead Hill Academy and Wolfe Street Academy for competing. Thank you to Robert Heck for serving as MC. Thank you to our sponsors: McGraw-Hill (lead sponsor), Venable LLP (lead sponsor), AKJ Education, Amerigroup, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Congressional Bank, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Children's Bookstore, CohnReznick LLP, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, Exelon, EY, Friendship Creative Printers, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Heaven 600 WCAO, Jmore, Legg Mason, MD Mojo Photo & Video Booths - Interactive Visual Experiences, MECU of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, Port Covington Impact, Rudolph Supply, SwagDog, T. Rowe Price, Tricerat, Inc., UNION Craft Brewing, and WYPR 88.1 FM. Thank you to the BCP Board members who served on the event planning team: Bailey Fine, Anne Perkins, and Nora Shettel. Thank you to our volunteers: Murphy Baker, Charmaine Turner, Artavia Jackson, Marvelyn Johnson, Sandi McFadden, Sabrina Wiggins, Scott Wolgamuth, and our friends from AARP Experience Corps Maryland: Donninta Hill, Theresa Jones, Dorothy Lievers, and Valorie Lightner. Thank you to George Hess, Laura Doherty and Jon McGill for kicking off the event. Thank you to Tobi Morris, Larry Schugam, Angela Scott, and Danny Roller for doing the heavy lifting, literally and figuratively. ... See MoreSee Less

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They tied! BCP would like to thank Councilman John Bullock, Rebecca Hoffberger, Sheilah Kast, Julia Marciari-Alexander, Alicia Wilson and all of the students for competing in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 and Robert Heck for serving as MC. Thank you to our sponsors: McGraw-Hill (lead sponsor), Venable LLP (lead sponsor), AKJ Education, Amerigroup, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Congressional Bank, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Children's Bookstore, CohnReznick LLP, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, EY, Friendship Creative Printers, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Heaven 600 WCAO, Jmore, Legg Mason, MD Mojo Photo & Video Booths - Interactive Visual Experiences, MECU of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, Port Covington, Rudolph Supply, SwagDog, T. Rowe Price, Tricerat, Inc., UNION Craft Brewing, and WYPR. Thank you to the BCP Board members who served on the event planning team: Bailey Fine, Anne Perkins, and Nora Shettel. Thank you to our volunteers: Murphy Baker, Charmaine Turner, Artavia Jackson, Marvelyn Johnson, Sandi McFadden, Sabrina Wiggins, Scott Wolgamuth, and our friends from AARP Experience Corps Maryland. Thank you to Tobi Morris, Angela Scott, and Danny Roller for doing the heavy lifting, literally and figuratively. ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to announce that Baltimore City Councilman John Bullock will compete in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10th at the American Visionary Art Museum! Get your tickets today at: www.baltimorecp.org/ Councilman Bullock, Ph.D., represents the 9th District which covers West and Southwest Baltimore. Prior to being elected to the Council, Dr. Bullock was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Towson University teaching courses in Urban Politics and Metropolitan Studies. Additionally, he served as Executive Director of the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance. Councilman Bullock serves on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Curriculum Project. ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to have Sheilah Kast, Host of On The Record on WYPR, as a contestant in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10th at the American Visionary Art Museum. Originally, she hosted WYPR's Dupont-Columbia University award-winning Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast from 2006 - October 2015. She began her career at The Washington Star, where she covered the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, utilities, energy and taxes, as well as financial and banking regulation. She learned the craft of broadcasting at ABC News; as a Washington correspondent for fifteen years, she covered the White House, Congress, and the 1991 Moscow coup that signaled the end of the Soviet empire. Sheilah has been a substitute host on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and The Diane Rehm Show. She has launched and hosted two weekly interview shows on public TV, one about business and one about challenges facing older people. ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring: Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10, 2019: McGraw-Hill Education, Venable LLP, AKJ Education, Amerigroup, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, The Children's Bookstore, Congressional Bank, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, EY, Friendship Creative Printers, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Heaven 600 WCAO, Jmore, MD Mojo Photo & Video Booths - Interactive Visual Experiences, MECU of Baltimore, Rudolph Supply, SwagDog, T. Rowe Price, Tricerat, Inc., UNION Craft Brewing, and WYPR. Tickets are still available at: www.baltimorecp.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to have Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director & CEO of The Walters Art Museum, as a contestant for Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? 2019 on April 10th. Julia has served as Executive Director & CEO of the Walters Art Museum since 2013. The fifth director of the Walters, she is the first woman to hold the post. During her tenure she has overseen the completion of a $30 million endowment campaign and a major restructuring of the organization. She is inspired by the collaborative work that she and the team at the museum do to create exhibitions and public and educational programs that connect the wide-ranging and diverse communities the Walters serves. baltimorecurriculumproject.salsalabs.org/AreYouSmarterthanaBCP5thGrader/index.html ... See MoreSee Less

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BCP is excited to have Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, AVAM Founder and Director, as a contestant in “Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader?” on April 10th at the American Visionary Art Museum: baltimorecurriculumproject.salsalabs.org/AreYouSmarterthanaBCP5thGrader/index.html

A life-long devotee of the power of intuition and fresh thought, Hoffberger was accepted into college at age 15, choosing instead mime at Marcel Marceau's personal invitation to become his first American apprentice in Paris. By 19, she had co-founded her own ballet company and by 21, was a sought after consultant to a broad spectrum of non-profits, including research and development scientific companies. At 25, Hoffberger was awarded the title of 'Dame' for her work to establish medical field hospitals in Nigeria. She studied alternative and folk medicine in Mexico. Returning to the states, Hoffberger served on the Board of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center in Virginia and worked as Development Director at the Sinai Hospital Department of Psychiatry for People Encouraging People, Inc. where she first conceived her unique national visionary museum/education center.
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