Our Story

The HCS journey began when Reuben and Patty Petersheim moved to Hampden in 2007 with a vision to start a Christian school. Reuben taught Social Studies in Baltimore City Public Schools for four years before beginning Hampden Christian School in 2011 in a yellow house on Falls Rd. The school grew rapidly, and four years later moved into the present building at 1234 W 36th St.  Currently the school has around 65 students. 

The school operates under Urban Mennonite Ministries, a nonprofit with the mission of operating Christian schools in urban areas. We are affiliated with Hampden Mennonite Church, which meets in our auditorium. 


Above, listen to a segment about us featured on WYPR “Out of the Blocks.” 

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We are located at 1234 W 36th St, on the other side of Falls Rd. from the Avenue. We are directly across from Roosevelt Park and adjacent to the ACCE High School. 

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