Bedrock character & skills one child at a time

A distinctly Christian infant-8th grade school in Hampden, Baltimore

Small, Safe, and Supportive

Strong Academics

Bedrock Character & 21st-Century Skills

How will a Christian school help my child?

You want your kids to be equipped to flourish in the present and in the future, a future in an uncertain and rapidly-changing world where artificial intelligence and other uncertainties make us wonder what is in store for our children. 


HCS prepares students for an uncertain future.

We are committed to developing enduring character qualities and key 21st-century competencies that will prepare your student for success in whatever world they will find themselves in.

With decades of collective educational experience, we bring committed, dedicated, and faithful teachers who are thoroughly trustworthy. We are a Mennonite Christian school near you where all faiths are welcome, and we teach traditional values that families love.

Why Families Choose Hampden Christian School

Bedrock Character and 21st-Century Skills

At Hampden Christian School, our students flourish as they grow in character and develop essential 21st– century skills. The character and attributes we build will help kids flourish in an uncertain world. HCS kids are becoming self-controlled, trustworthy community builders. 

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Small, Safe, and Supportive

Hampden Christian School is small on purpose. The small school culture allows every member of our community to be known, loved, and cared for.

Safety at HCS is more than our locked campus and video monitoring. Safety is a result of supportive teachers who are tuned in to each child in their small classes. 

Strong Academics

Our language arts, science, and history program are literature-based, meaning children mostly experience these subjects through real books, not textbooks. As one parent commented, our “passionate approach to reading” has resulted in his reading-hating daughter now loving to read.

Hampden Christian School uses Saxon math, which results in kids with a strong conceptual grasp of mathematics. Our 8th graders typically complete Algebra I, putting them a step ahead for high school mathematics.

Ready to take the next step?


Schedule a visit and consultation with our principal

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Watch your student flourish as they gain bedrock character and 21st-century skills

HCS By the Numbers


Year Founded


Families Served

6 to 1

AVG Student / Teacher ratio

Top 15%

national reading ranking

Darrell Hershberger, Principal of Hampden Christian School

Meet Our Principal

Darrell Hershberger grew up in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. He earned a BS in elementary education from Liberty University.  He also studied at Faith Builders Educational Programs in northwestern Pennsylvania. 

Darrell has 16 years of experience in educational leadership and is passionate about the potential of Christian education to develop people who love God and are equipped to serve their neighbors. 

Darrell lives in Hampden on 33rd Street with his wife Alison and five children: Elijah, William, Mathias, Claudia, and Angelo. The Hershbergers are members at Hampden Mennonite Church.