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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 842 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 78 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. The only Ohio Finalist in the 2012 Siemens competition was an HB student, and five of the nine Semifinalists in the state came from HB.

In 2012-13, more HB students were honored as National Merit Finalists than students at any other girls' independent day school in the United States. In that same time frame, one HB student earned a perfect score on the SAT, two students aced the ACT, and one was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of the highest honors in the nation for 12th graders. Eighty-five percent of the class of 2013 were accepted to their top-choice schools.

The school's athletics program is extremely well regarded and regularly honored, with 15 Regional Championships and 13 Team State Championships 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

HB has been 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. And 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 840 students in preschool through 12th grade, 29 percent of whom are students of color. Thirty percent of students received financial aid awards in 2012-2013.

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. As of June 30, 2013, the market value of HB's endowment was $47.6 million. The school offers extensive transportation services, a one-to-one technology program, and merit scholarships are available.

For the last 26 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 at left and below to learn more about HB and call 216.320.8767 today to schedule your personal tour.

2012-2013 Awards & Achievements

  • National Merit Scholars: 2; National Merit Finalists: 11; National Achievement Finalist: 1; National Merit Commended Students: 8   more...
     
  • Alyssa Bryan '13 becomes a U.S. Presidential Scholar   more...
     
  • New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman headlines 2012 Education Innovation Summit   more...
     
  • Only Ohio finalist; Five semifinalists in 2012 Siemens science competition are HB students   more...
     
  • Dhikshitha Balaji '14 earns a perfect score on the SAT   more...

  • Blazer Basketball earns unprecendented fifth consecutive state championship crown   more...
     
  • Michele Zhou '14 earns a perfect score on the ACT   more...
     
  • Couple leaves $6.6 million gift to benefit Hathaway Brown and University School   more...
     
  • Gurbani Kaur '13 named a Senior Standout by The Plain Dealer   more...
     
  • HB debate team makes it to the Elite 8 in International Public Policy Forum   more...
     
  • Alice Catanzaro '13 a semifinalist in Intel Science Talent Search   more...
     
  • For the 13th year in a row, HB named to the prestigious NorthCoast 99   more...
     
  • Sarah Adler '14 wins national writing award   more...
     
  • The only high school students in the world to present at international space conference in the Netherlands are Gianna Mitchell '13, Grace Yi '13, Athena Haloua '14, and Emily Imka '15   more...
     
  • Forty percent of all 2012 regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards given to HB students   more...
     
  • HB is a six-time NEO Success Award winner   more...
     
  • Bridget Babcox '15 and Brady Furlich '15 launch Inked writing contest for Northeast Ohio high school students   more...
     
  • Osborne Writing Center poem featured in Traveling Stanzas   more...
     
  • Tessa Murthy '15 wins Shakespeare songwriting contest   more...
     
  • HB fourth grader a winner in 2013 Kids Safe Online poster competition   more...
     
  • Lauren Dierker '14, Allie Dumas '14, Grace Phillips '14, and Isabella Nilsson '16 honored by National Center for Women & Information Technology   more...
     
  • HB seniors win coveted Intel ISEF and I-SWEEEP awards   more...
     
  • Dana Mietus '15 places third in national Chinese speech contest    more...
     
  • East Side Volunteer of the Month award presented to McKenna Ritter '16   more...
     
  • Emily Amjad '15, Christine Espinosa '15, and Emily Spencer '15 finish third in high school business competition   more...

 

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