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Learn for Life
For girls across Northeast Ohio, an HB education is a real game-changer.

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We learn not for school, but for life. 

About Us

Get to Know HB

Located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Hathaway Brown School provides an inclusive environment that challenges girls in grades K through 12 and boys and girls in the Early Childhood Program. Founded in 1876, Hathaway Brown is committed to a fusion of academic and experiential learning. The school 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.”   

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For more than 140 years, Hathaway Brown has been helping students find and pursue opportunities, maximize their own potential, and make a difference in the world.

HB is home to 830 students in our Infant & Toddler Center through Grade 12, who hail from nearly 80 different communities in Northeast Ohio.

Early Childhood 

Primary School

Middle School

Upper School

Academics & Arts

Yesterday's educational designs simply are not enough to prepare this generation of students.

Hathaway Brown gives girls in grades K through 12 and boys and girls in the Early Childhood program the chance to unleash their creativity, explore the things they're passionate about, and get big things done in a world that doesn't operate by the rules of a classroom syllabus.



Blazer Athletics are designed to shape good character and foster personal growth on and off the field.

School Calendar

Brown Bag
Campus Store


Campus Life

Hathaway Brown's 16 acres cannot possibly contain all the energy and imagination of our students and teachers.

The halls and grounds are filled with excitement every day of the year. With scores of clubs, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities to choose from, students in every division can find something to pique their interests inside and outside the classroom.

Institute for 21st Century Education 

Special Programs

Our goal is nothing less than to create the global model for girls' education.

A Hathaway Brown education prepares young women to be the visionaries, the difference makers, and the leaders who will change the world. All of our co-curricular and unique special programming is designed to do just that. And our signature Institute for 21st Century Education represents a complete reimagination of the school experience.

Alumnae Portal 

HB Magazine


Hathaway Brown alumnae include more than 3,500 diverse and talented women who live in all 50 states and 23 foreign countries.

Ranging in age from 17 to 102 years old, they hold positions in every type of professional industry, from banking to government to medicine. Many were the first females to complete particular college degree programs or to rise to executive-level offices in their respective firms.




Every HB parent is a member of the Hathaway Brown Parent Association.

Get involved in the life of the school by volunteering, taking part in special events, and becoming invested in your child's education. Join us at our HBPA general meetings to discuss programmatic and business issues.

Shaker Heights, Ohio Girls K-12 Coed Early Childhood

19600 North Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 P: 216.932.4214
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