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Founded in 1876, Hathaway Brown is committed to a fusion of academic and experiential learning. This co-ed Early Childhood and all-girls’ K-12 independent day school of 850 students focuses on educational innovation as it prepares students to rise boldly to the challenges of our times and live out the HB motto of learning “not for school, but for life.”

HB’s inclusive environment, outstanding faculty, and unique programs draw families from 81 communities across Northeast Ohio to its beautiful 16-acre Shaker Heights campus, which houses an aquatics center, invention lab, visual and performing arts spaces, and working television studio. Immersive academic, service, and cultural opportunities abound, and graduates attend many of the country’s top universities.

The school is consistently honored by well-regarded educational institutions, social service organizations, businesses, professional societies, and journalistic publications. The number of HB students who have been named finalists or semifinalists in the prestigious Intel and Siemens science competitions far surpasses all other schools in Ohio and all independent girls' day schools in the United States. In 2015, HB seniors Emily Spencer and Emily Amjad were named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, and Emily Spencer went on to reach Finalist status and present her research to a panel of distinguished judges in Washington, D.C. 

Eighty percent of the members of the Class of 2015 were accepted to their top-choice schools, or one of their top choices, if they ranked them by group. In total, 18 members of HB's most recent graduating class received 24 offers to attend Ivy League schools. Several students were admitted to specialized programs of study and honors tracks, and the Class of 2015 was offered more than $19 million in merit and other college scholarships, including full tuition packages. Two members of the class received perfect scores on the ACT, five were designated National Merit Semifinalists, nine were named National Merit Commended Scholars, and two were National Achievement Outstanding Participants. 

HB's athletics program holds 20 State and Midwest championship titles since 1998. The 2013 Blazer Basketball team made history when it became the only boys' or girls' team in Ohio history to win five consecutive state championships. In 2014, senior Ariana Iranpour was the OHSAA Division II girls tennis singles champion. In 2015, that feat was matched by Lauren Gillinov '17, and her teammates Catherine Arekett '17 and Ally Persky '17 were ranked OHSAA Division II State Runners-Up in doubles tennis. 

The school was named one of the NorthCoast 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio for 14 consecutive years. It is the only secondary school to receive the award throughout the history of the program. HB is five-time NEO Success Award winner and has twice been ranked one of Northeast Ohio's Top Workplaces by The Plain Dealer. Educational colleagues throughout the country consider HB a leader in the field. From 2010-2012, more than 1,200 attendees have taken part in HB's signature Education Innovation Summits. These faculty members and administrators came from 170 different public, independent, charter, and parochial schools in 35 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. 

Since its beginning as "afternoon classes for young ladies" at the all-boys' private Brooks Military School in downtown Cleveland, Hathaway Brown School has been helping students find and pursue opportunities, maximize their own potential, and make a difference in the world. The school moved to its current location in Shaker Heights in 1927 and it is now home to 850 students in preschool through 12th grade, 34 percent of whom are students of color. Thirty-two percent of students received financial aid awards in 2013-2014.

The school maintains small class sizes in all divisions, and the student:faculty ratio is 8:1. HB is generously supported by gifts from alumnae around the world, as well as parents, faculty members, and friends of the institution. In 2014, the market value of HB's endowment is $53.5 million. The school offers extensive transportation services, a one-to-one technology program, and merit scholarships are available for ninth graders.

For the last 29 years, HB has flourished under the leadership of Head of School Bill Christ. The school's unique academic architecture allows students of all ages to gain an extraordinarily sound foundation in core subjects and to pursue their passions through the signature Institute for 21st Century Education.

Follow the links above to learn more about HB and call 216.320.8767 today to schedule your personal tour.

2014-2015 Awards & Achievements

  • International bestselling author Marjane Satrapi kicks off third annual Young Writers & Artists Festival   more ...
     
  • Tessa Murthy ’15 earns a perfect score on the ACT   more ...
     
  • Nine HB seniors named National Merit CommendedStudents more ...
     
  • Five members of the Class of 2015 named National Merit Semifinalists more ...
     
  • Lauren Gillinov ’17 ranked singles Tennis State Champion in OHSAA Division II  more ...
     
  • Catherine Areklett ’17 and Ally Persky ’17 named OHSAA Division II State Runners-Up in doubles tennis   more ...
     
  • Acclaimed children’s author Patricia Polacco visits HB   more ...
     
  • Kayla Briskey ’15 and Ronda Kyle ’15 named National Achievement Outstanding Participants   more ...
     
  • 15 HB students earn 24 prestigious Scholastic Art Awards   more ...
     
  • Skylar Luke ’15 receives Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity scholarship   more ...
     
  • Hathaway Brown's Board of Trustees  unveils a new Strategic Plan  more ...
     
  • Upper School student literary journal Retrospect earns top award in contest administered by the National Council of Teachers of English   more ...
     
  • Emily Spencer ’15 designated an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist   more ...
     
  • Emily Amjad ’15 designated an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist   more ...
     
  • 35 HB students earn 82 prestigious Scholastic Writing Awards   more ...
     
  • HB debaters advance to Top 32 in Worldwide International Public Policy Forum contest   more ...
     
  • HB Speech & Debate team sets school record at State Qualifying Tournament  more...
     
  • Five girls win eight top Scholastic Art & Writing awards   more ...
     
  • HB girls document the lives and careers of influential women in the Makers Movement   more ...
     
  • HB Science Research & Engineering students present at AAAS conference   more ...
     
  • Regina Egan ’18 and Alexa Papanikolaou ’17 place in Congressional Art Competition   more ...
     
  • HB Figure Skaters blaze on ice   more ...
     
  • Kavya Ravichandran ’16 and Kelsey Rich ’16 qualify for National Chemistry Olympiad   more ...
     
  • HB Robotics Team 2399 makes it to FIRST World Competition   more ...
     
  • Kacey Gill ’16 honored by Princeton in race relations program   more ...
     
  • Three HB juniors earn bronze medals for the U.S. in international science contest   more ...
     
  • Iman Eulinberg ’15 commits to Wagner College Swimming program   more ...

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