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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. 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 percent of the class of 2014 were accepted to their top-choice schools. Among the 84 members of that graduating class, nine were named National Merit Finalists, one was a Natiional Achievement Finalist, and nine more were National Merit Commended Students. Many were awarded merit scholarships from their schools of choice, and several committed to play collegiate-level sports. 

HB's athletics program holds15 Regional Championship and 13 Team State 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. 

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. 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 850 students in preschool through 12th grade, 29 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 27 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.

2013-2014 Awards & Achievements

    • National Merit Finalists: 9; National Achievement Finalist: 1; National Merit Commended Students: 9   more...
       
    • Riya Jagetia '14 earns a perfect score on the ACT   more...
       
    • HB's team of Nitya Takore '16, Aarathi Sahadevan '16 and Lina Ghosh '17 finish second in the world in International Public Policy Forum debate  more...
       
    • Hathaway Brown one of only four schools in the country to take part in a special No Ceilings Skpe conversation with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton  more...
       
    • Ariana Iranpour '14 named The Plain Dealer's Girls Tennis Player of the Year  more...

    • Eighty-one HB students and alumnae named AP Scholars   more...
       
    • Rebecca Weinberger '15 scores a perfect ACT   more...
       
    • Three HB seniors commit to play Division I college sports   more...
       
    • For the 14th consecutive year, Hathaway Brown named to the NorthCoast 99: one of the top places to work in Northeast Ohio   more...
       
    • Eight seniors in HB's signature Science Research & Engineering Program present their research at the American Association for the Advancement of Science professional conference   more...
       
    • Blazer Tennis ends season as State Runner-Up   more...
       
    • Grand Prize winner in Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology Medicine competition is HB sophomore Kavya Ravichandran '16   more...
       
    • Eighteen senior scholars inducted into the Cum Laude Society   more...
       
    • Dominion Resources awards HB's Center for Sustainability with a grant to fund a student-managed solar-charging station   more...
       
    • International recording artist Jim Brickman performs at HB's Piano-Palooza   more...
       
    • Varsity Basketball breaks state record with 37 consecutive playoff wins   more...
       
    • Better Business Bureau names Nicole Chesnokov '14 a Student of Integrity   more...
       
    • Middle School students impress judges and bring home numerous awards from several regional science competitions   more... 
       
    • Tennis champion Mary Joe Fernandez speaks to the HB community   more...
       
    • Logan Paul '14 organizes fundraising softball tournament to support charity  more...
       
    • Hathaway Brown wins NEO Success award for a seventh straight time   more...
       
    • National Center for Women & Information Technology recognizes three HB students for their computing aspirations   more...
       
    • Isabel Weil '16 places third in Chinese Bridge speech contest     more...
       
    • Center for Leadership & Well-Being hosts inaugural TEDxHBSWomen event    more...
       
    • Blazer Swim Team wins OHSAA Division II District Championship    more...
       
    • Backstage Politics with Tessa Murthy '15 wins Tri-C High School Rock Off    more...
       
    • HB Magazine named Best Trade Publication in Ohio in Press Club of Cleveland's All-Ohio Excellence in Journalism contest; Communications Office wins seven Lake Communicators APEX awards    more...

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