Upper School (9-12)

She is prepared.

Empowered Girls

Upper School girls are uniquely prepared for the world beyond HB halls because they are actively engaged in the learning process with teachers who empower them to develop their own ideas and to express them passionately and persuasively. 

At the same time, they are immersed in signature programming that reimagines the traditional academic architecture. HB girls have the freedom to explore an array of opportunities in a supportive and challenging environment. 

Upper School girls are also involved outside of the classroom — on stage, on a playing field, at a debate tournament, working in a graduate-level research lab or volunteering at a women's shelter.

To help navigate the myriad choices — academic and co-curricular — each student has a faculty mentor who works with her throughout her four years in Upper School. 

Hathaway Brown is the #1 Best All-Girls School & #1 Best College Prep High School in Ohio. 


Fellowships in Applied Studies

No other high school in the U.S. offers the type of experiential learning opportunities that HB girls have through the Fellowships in Applied Studies where they are encouraged and empowered to design their own learning. 

In addition to offering transformative experiential curricular opportunities in a variety of disciplines, the Fellowships plus the real-world exposure they provide set HB students apart in the college admission process. Learn more.

Distinguished Academics

At Hathaway Brown, the signature preparatory approach encourages girls to explore all areas of learning and the extraordinary enrichment opportunities ensure an uncommon educational experience.

With a diverse course offering, faculty use a variety of teaching methods to sharpen critical thinking skills and accommodate different learning styles. And AP and Honors classes allow students to progress at a rate appropriate to their abilities. 

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College Counseling

The Office of College Counseling supports students and their families through the college search process. College counselors provide comprehensive and individualized counseling through every stage of the college search. Girls receive robust assistance with:

  • building a college list
  • standardized test prep
  • writing college essays
  • financial aid
  • and more. 

Additionally, students receive advice that is informed by best practices in college counseling and in-depth understanding of the ever-changing college admissions landscape.  Learn More.

Want to try on the brown and gold? Visit our 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights where you can walk the halls, experience our distinguished academics, and meet students and teachers. In addition to parent previews, we offer campus tours with members of the Admission team. Learn more about the admission process.