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Hampstead  Hill  Academy  
 

Creating  life  long  learners  
and  active,  engaged  
community  members.  

A  quick  snapshot…  
Hampstead  Hill  A cademy  (HHA)  is  a  PreK-­‐8  facility  that  is  part  of  the  Baltimore  City  Public  School  system.  As  
a  tuition  -­‐free  public  charter  school  it  serves  690  students  and  is  a  diverse  setting  both  socio-­‐economically  and  
ethnically.  As  a  public  charter  school  it  serves  the  neighborhood  students  first,  and  for  remaining  spots  there  is  a  
lottery  in  place.  It  is  nestled  right  in  the  heart  of  Canton,  and  is  conveniently  across  the  street  from  Patterson  Park.    
 
Not  only  is  there  an  abundance  of  resources  and  after  school  activities,  but  learning  is  a  priority.  Hampstead  
Hill  reports  30  of  their  46  eighth  graders  got  admitted  in  to  their  first  choice  high  school.  With  the  recently  created  
students  outcome  committee,  the  emphasis  continues  to  be  placed  on  creating  an  eighth  grade  student  that  is  ready  
for  success  in  any  of  the  competitive  high  schools  they  attend.    
Information  and  pictures  taken  and  used  from:  www.hha47.org  

 
 

 

Extra  Classes  

Clubs  

Nutrition  

Debate  

Drama  

Chess  

Greek  

Various  Sports  
Clubs  

Demographics  
White  
Black/African  America  

Technology    

Gardening    

Hispanic/Latino  

Music/Keyboarding  

Year  Book  

Other  

Physical  Education  
Art  

Rachels  
Challenge  
Student  Council  

Spanish  

Lego’s  

 

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Program  Highlights  

“We  believe  all  parents  want  the  same  thing  for  their  children:  more  and  
better  opportunities  for  college  and  career”  (HHA,  2012)  
Restorative  Practices  
 

By  the  
numbers:  

   

*  81  %  of  students  
passed  the  M SA    
*  73  %  of  students  are  
FARMS  recipients    
*  School  attendance  is  
at  an  average  of  95  %  
*    90  %  Overall  parent  
satisfaction  on  latest  
climate  survey    
*  84  %  of  teachers  are  
considered  highly  
qualified  

One  unique  feature  of  Hampstead  Hill  
Academy  is  its’  restorative  practices.    
Restorative  practices  are  a  type  of  conflict  
resolution  strategy  that  builds  community  
within  a  school  and  helps  to  establish  a  
nurturing  environment  that  enables  
success.    Students  are  taught  to  address  
their  problems  in  an  appropriate  manner,  
and  many  conflicts  are  solved  through  the  
use  of  restorative  circles.    

           Community  building  circles  are  
another  part  of  restorative  practices.  
Three  times  a  week,  students  and  faculty  
*Almost  70  instruments  
included  in  school  band   come  together  to  share  experiences  and  
build  relationships  by  sharing  life  
offered  to  elementary  
and  middle  school  
experiences.  Circle  topics  and  lengths  
vary  depending  on  the  question  but  all  are  
 
welcomed  to  come  in  and  watch  this  
 
practice  at  work!    

Community  Outreach  
       
   Fostering  community  is  another  main  
part  of  Hampstead  Hill  academy.  The  
administration  and  staff  are  always  
looking  for  ways  to  include  the  
community.  Currently  four  community  
dinners  are  hosted  throughout  the  year.  
The  meals  are  cooked  by  a  collaboration  
of  student  chefs  and  master  chefs.    
       Additionally,  the  community  is  involved  
in  Hampstead  Hill  nights.  Three  
Thursdays  in  May  HHA  hosts  a  night  of  
games,  live  music,  food,  and  fun.  
Students,  families,  faculty  members,  and  
community  members  come  out  to  enjoy  
the  night.    Finally,  community  members  
are  invited  to  “chat  with  Matt”,  a  monthly  
meeting  with  the  principal.    
 

Statistics  and  information  obtained  from:  http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/47  and  
http://www.mdreportcard.org/  

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Vision  and  Mission  
Statements  

Vision  
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 our students will be great communicators, listeners
and writers. Our students will be forward thinkers, persistent, responsible, caring,
dependable and healthy members of the greater community.
 

Mission  
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 a 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.  

Vision  and  mission  statement  taken  from:  http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/47  

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References:  
Hampstead  Hill  Academy  (2012).  Retrieved  from  http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/47  
Maryland  Report  Card  (2012).  Retrieved  from  http://www.mdreportcard.org/    
 
 

 

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