Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:45 PM
School leader Lyn E. Kutzelman
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 30

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Block scheduling
Extended / longer school day
Homeroom/advisory
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Hampstead Academy enables students to develop their academic potential and individual talents in a caring atmosphere that cultivates critical thinking, upstanding character, service to others and enthusiasm for learning.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Photography
5
Music
including: Orchestra
3
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

18
Facilities
including: Performance stage
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Parenting center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Other health impairment

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Preschool students must be 3 years-old on or before September 30th and potty trained. Proof of up-to-date immunization is required.
Weekly cost range (low) $175
Weekly cost range (high) $395
For the year 2016
Payment schedule Monthly
Financial aid options Sibling Discount
Preschool meals offered None
Social emotional skills development Students interact daily in the classroom and on the playground. There are varied opportunities to work and play with older students in our "Buddies" programs. Our character ed program addresses specific issues to discuss with students. Teachers are available to help students manage and resolve social situations as needed. Our school nurse is available to work with students.
Math skills development There are many hands on activities to develop the sense of number - such as estimating, graphing, patterning, counting and classifying that are integrated into units of study on a variety of topics.
Speech development We do not offer speech therapy but do refer students to a therapist if needed. There are many opportunities in the classroom for children to verbally interact through play, drama, music and structured lessons that develop early reading skills.
Reading skills development Books are everywhere and available. Storytime is part of our daily program. Language development is key to reading, therefore there are many opportunities through units of study that develop vocabulary. Play and social interaction is an essential part of developing language skills. Word walls, labeling, journals and story writing are a daily part of the program.
Typical day and activities Children are primarily engaged in play and social interacting. Academics are integrated through units of study revolving around interests of students. Typical topic/themes are - Senses, Weather, Animal Habitat, Dinosaurs, Space, Nutrition, Health, Community,Plants, Health, Environment, Oceans, and Transportation.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 5
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 6
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 10
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 12

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 95% 89%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 2%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
14
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
19
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Golf
Intramurals
PE classes
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Golf
Intramurals
Kickball
PE classes
Skiing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Chess club
Community service
Drama club
Gardening
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Atkinson Academy
  Private
  Home Schooled
Students typically continue on to these schools Philips Exeter
  The Derryfield School
  Pinkerton Academy
Parent involvement details Active PTO. Bookfairs, Socials, BBQ, Field Day, Drama Productions, Volunteering, Field Trips, Sharing Talents, Coaching Di, Soccer, Lego League, Alumni, Special Events, Newsletters, Conferences, Multicultural night, Library Assistant.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Hampstead Academy implements a full character education program to include a yearly review of school policy on bullying. Our policies are clear and well established.

Awards

Community service award Unicef
Year received 2016
Community service award American Diabetes
Year received 2015
Community service award American Heart Association
Year received 2016
Academic award Verizon App Challenge
Year received 2014
Academic award Destination Imagination - Top 20 Global Finalist
Year received 2015
Academic award Math League - National Competition Finalist
Year received 2016

Teachers

9
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
Security personnel
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
Latin
Spanish
Staff details The staff at Hampstead Academy are committed to providing the best education for your children in a very caring and nurturing. environment. They willingly put in whatever time it takes to ensure your child is getting what he/she needs. The majority of staff have been at HA for over 15 years and their devotion to the school and the students is commendable.

Neighborhood

Transportation details We can change routes to meet community needs.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner NAIS
Partner website Www.nais.org
Partner ISANNE
Partner website Ww.isanne.org
Partner NEASC
Partner website Www.neasc.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Rolling admission. Application form, fees, visitation, school records, recommendations
Learn more Www.hampsteadacademy.org/admissions
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Recommendations
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 01/01/2016
Application deadline 07/01/2015
Application fee amount $50.00
Application fee waivers available? Yes
Tuition range (low) $4000
Tuition range (high) $18500
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Tax credits
Vouchers accepted Yes
# of applications received 100
For the year 2013-2014
# of students accepted 35
For the year 2013-2014

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012