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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CITY SPRINGS ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL

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HAMPSTEAD HILL ACADEMY

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BALTIMORE CURRICULUM PROJECT
2707 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-675-7000
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It has been an exciting few weeks for City Springs Elementary / Middle full of awards, honors and activitie. Please help City Springs continue to provide the programs and services that support outstanding students and teachers by donating at: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/city-springs

City Springs Teachers Elena Gagnier Simmons and Dorothy Glewwe were two of the the top 10 semi-finalists for the 2018 Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award.

City Springs Elementary / Middle School student Tajma Burnside was selected to receive the The Baltimore City Youth Commission "We Are the Dream" Award. This award honors civically engaged youth under the age of 25 from Baltimore City, who emulate Dr. King's dream and passion for empowering and uplifting the community.

Principal Rhonda Richetta gave a presentation on Restorative Practices at the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts the Courts’ Tenth Annual Urban Child Symposium: Restorative Practices and the Urban Child: Rethinking School Discipline on April 4, 2018 the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. City Springs 5th grader, Cavoi, closed out the Symposium by leading attendees in a mindfulness breathing exercise.

The Maryland State Senate passed a resolution on April 5, 2018 to recognize City Springs Elementary/Middle School teacher Wyatt Oroke for his "dedication and commitment to education through empathy, critical thinking and social justice while fundraising for the victims of Hurricane Harvey."

City Springs Elementary / Middle Academic Coaches Stacey Hicks, Jenae Toulson, and Tiffany Key provided their second training for Hopkins students who volunteer at City Springs at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School on April 6, 2016. They trained students in reading intervention strategies (Step Up and Duet Reading; gave an overview of Direct Instruction (DI); showed a video on how students learn to read using the DI curriculum; and provided a synopsis of Singapore math.

EduLab@LightCity kicked off on April 18th with Atman Smith and Ali Smith of the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in conversation with Rhonda Richetta, Principal of City Springs Elementary/Middle School, moderated by Karen Webber of Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
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Another Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? has come and gone. The teams tied, allowing the adults to leave with their dignity intact. Thank you to Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelis, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, WYPR's Tom Hall, BCP Founder Muriel Van Dusen Berkeley and Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP Partner Stuart Simms for competing! Thank you to our sponsors: McGraw-Hill Education, Venable LLP, Brown Advisory, WYPR, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, Congressional Bank, Coppermine Fieldhouse, Executive Insurance Benefits, EY, Gerry's Tire and Automotive Service, Jmore, Summit Business Technologies, T. Rowe Price, Pompeian, MDmojo, MECU of Baltimore, Leonard Paper Company, and The Children's Bookstore. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remember when Mr. O appeared on the The Ellen Show? Help us prepare more Baltimore Curriculum Project teachers like Mr. O for the classroom by making a gift at: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/newteachers?modified=1?modified=1

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Looking forward to seeing Muriel Berkeley compete in Are You Smarter than a BCP 5th Grader? tomorrow at 6:15pm at City Springs Elementary / Middle. There are still a few tickets left at bcp.givezooks.com/events/are-you-smarter-than-a-bcp-5th-grader-2018

Muriel Berkeley was the founding president of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) which operates five Baltimore City charter schools that serve every family in their zoned neighborhoods. She founded BCP in 1996 and retired from BCP in 2012.

Berkeley taught for most of her career: in elementary school classrooms in North Hanover Township, New Jersey and Baltimore City; in middle school classrooms in Baltimore City; and in undergraduate and graduate school classrooms at Goucher College, Towson University and George Washington University. Berkeley earned a BA in Social Relations at Radcliffe College, Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Social Relations at the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, Berkeley serves on the Advisory Board of Open Society Institute-Baltimore, the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), and the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI).

Commissioner Berkeley was appointed to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners in 2015. She serves as a member of the Teaching & Learning Committee.
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Congratulations to City Springs Elementary / Middle School Teachers Elena Gagnier Simmons and Dorothy Glewwe on being two of the the top 10 semi-finalists for the 2018 Baltimore City Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award! ... See MoreSee Less

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