Letter from CEO/Superintendent...

Dear HCSS East & West Students, Faculty, Parents & Guardians,

We hope you are having a wonderful and restful summer.  We thought we would reach out to you to share some of the highlights of the last school year and outline some of the changes we are planning for your return to school this fall.

First, we’d like to welcome our new students and their families. In addition to new transfers, HCSS-West is welcoming new classes of 6th graders as we continue to expand into a Grades 6-12 program, while HCSS-East is also welcoming a new class of 6th graders.

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“HCSS provides a rigorous, college-preparatory education in a safe, supportive environment ensuring that all students will reach their highest potential academically, emotionally, and socially.”

College Preparatory School

HCSS prepares young men and women to excel in their post-secondary educations. Class of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 achieved 100% College Acceptance Rate. 96% of graduates currently pursue their college education. Class of 2018 raised over 9 million dollars in scholarships for their college education.

Attending Hampden Charter School of Science for the past five years has benefitted me enormously. The teachers, students, and staff at HCSS have encouraged my interest in the fields of mathematics and science.”

-A former HCSS Student

Science & Technology Program

The Science and Technology Program at HCSS is a highly challenging four-year curriculum which provides college-level academic experiences in science, math, and technology. 

I am a parent of two children at HCSS. One is a graduate and attending Western New England University and the other is a Junior at HCSS. HCSS allows children who would be floundering to go to flourishing. I have witnessed that on first hand with multiple students”

– HCSS parent


At HCSS, students develop passion beyond the classroom. They succeed not just in a win, but in the effort, and step back on the field each day, ready to work again.

“My son wanted no part of continuing to further his education after high school. We are proud to say that our son is now applying to college for continuing education for young adults with learning disabilities. “

-A Former HCSS Parent


HCSS encourages each student to increase his knowledge of the arts and to gain an aesthetic appreciation for the world around him. By exposing students to a colorful array of visual and performing art opportunities, the school encourages each student to discover and develop his unique talents

“Scientia Potestas Est”

AP(Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma Program

Individualized College Counseling

Extended Science and Math Program

1:1 Digital Learning Environment