Last month, the Hampstead Hill Academy (HHA) Chess team competed in the three-day, K-6 National Championships, held in Baltimore at the Convention Center on May 12-14. More than 2,100 kids from 38 states gathered to compete. 

The 19 HHA chess team broke their record from last year, winning 45 hard-fought matches competing against the best players in the country. HHA student Spencer Cappolla became 5th place champion in the U.S. in the K-5 Under 1200 division.

This was the HHA Chess team’s second national competition. A few students came very close to breaking into the top 15 in their sections, but the competition was fierce, and they will have to test their skills again in the next nationals. 


Congratulations to the team on their hard work and for setting new records!

About the Baltimore Curriculum Project

Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is the largest operator of local neighborhood, public charter schools in Maryland. We create safe, supportive learning environments for children PK-8 by providing innovative, research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training and extensive support for administration and staff. We support our local neighborhood needs by tailoring our resources and support through community partnerships.

As one of the longest-running charter operators in Maryland, our schools are regularly recognized as some of the most highly acclaimed neighborhood charter schools in the state. 

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