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Admission Process

We feel the best way to discover what makes Hathaway Brown School unique is to come and visit for a day.  Schedule a school visit to meet with the admission division director and take a tour.  Walking the halls, sitting in on classes and meeting the faculty, staff and coaches will undoubtedly allow applicants and their families to experience why Hathaway Brown School is like no other!

  • Let us know if there are any special requests to make the most of your visit:
    • Would you like to see orchestra, dance, or graphic design class?
    • Would you like to meet one of our teachers or coaches?
    • Would you like to learn more about the Institute for 21st Century Learning?

We look forward to meeting you and helping you learn more about what makes Hathaway Brown School stand out among independent schools! 

You can access information about the divisional admission process and the online application below.  Please feel free to contact us at anytime!

Infant & Toddler Center

Infant & Toddler Admission Process


Completing the admission process requires a myHB account.
Don't have an account? Start here!


Step One

Attend an Open House or Sneak Peek to get to know us-

Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood & Primary School Open House Dates:

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:00-11:30am
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00-11:30am

Sneak Peeks (45 minutes - 1 hour) include:

  • Dates to come
    • A group tour of our Center
    • A Meet & Greet with the Director of our Infant & Toddler Center
    • A question & answer session

Log on to your myHB account or call our office at 216.320.8767 to sign up for an Infant & Toddler Center Sneak Peek or to pre-register for an Open House.

Step Two
Application: Log on to your myHB account to complete an online application (along with the $25 application fee).

Hathaway Brown’s Infant & Toddler Center has one formal decision round with a deadline for submission and completion of the application piece and visit of January 24, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year with decisions mailed on February 14, 2020. If a space becomes available mid-year, the Center will fill the space mid-year. 

Once your application is complete and you click submit, you will receive notification from the Office of Admission. You can check your application status by logging in to MyHB. To make updates to your application (child's name, change in day preference, withdraw application) please email Kristin Kuhn, Director of Early Childhood and Early Childhood and Infant and Toddler Center Admission.  

If offered admission, families have two weeks to reply with a deposit and signed contract. Newly admitted infants and toddlers (from our February 14 decision date) can start in mid-June 2020 or mid-August 2020. Families from the ITC do not have to reapply for admission to HB. Many toddlers, who are two years old by late August, transition into our Early Childhood First Step Preschool.

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Admission Process

Completing the admission process requires a myHB account.
Don't have an account? Start here!


Step One

Parents are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Office of Admission by calling 216.320.8767.

A visit will include: 

  • A parent meeting with the Director of Admission for Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood and Primary School.

  • A campus tour to view the dynamics of classes in session.

What to expect on the day of your Early Childhood visit.

Step Two
Apply for admission by completing the necessary paperwork and application:

  • ApplicationLog on to your myHB account to complete an online application for admission (along with the $35 application fee)

  • Release of Records form: Download and give to your child's school -- please submit promptly

  • Teacher/Caregiver Evaluation: Log on to your myHB account to email your child's teacher/caregiver a request to complete an evaluation online (preferred) or - download a .pdf for the teacher/caregiver to complete and mail to the Office of Admission

  • An optional Letter of Recommendation can be submitted by a former teacher, coach, or an adult close to the applicant and submitted to Hathaway Brown’s Office of Admission.

Please note that Hathaway Brown Early Childhood has one formal decision round with a deadline for submission and completion of all application pieces, visits and screening of January 24, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Completed applications submitted after January 24 will be considered on a rolling basis, provided that space remains available. Once your application is complete, you will receive notification from the Office of Admission. You can check the status of your application by logging on to your account. Please refer to the Admission Events page for more details.

Step Three
Student visit & screening

Our scheduled EC Screening morning is Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Admission Office will contact those prospective parents that have submitted an Early Childhood application to schedule your February screening time. After the February decision round, please contact our Admission Office to schedule an individual screening. Admission screenings cannot be scheduled until your Application for Admission has been submitted.

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Primary School (Grades K-4)

Primary School Admission Process


Completing the admission process requires a myHB account.
Don't have an account? Start here!


A complete Primary School application consists of the following:

  • Application:  Log on to your myHB account to complete an online application for admission (along with the $50 application fee)
    • Must be completed prior to student visit and screening 

  • Parent Visit
    • A meeting with the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management K-8 and campus tour to visit classrooms and view the dynamics of class in session
    • Schedule online by logging onto your myHB account or call our office at 216-320-8767
  • School Report including official transcript
    • Download Release of Records form
    • An optional Letter of Recommendation can be submitted by a former teacher, coach, or an adult close to the applicant and submitted to Hathaway Brown’s Office of Admission. 

Application pieces must be completed by Friday, January 24, 2020 to be considered an applicant in that round.

All applications received after the Regular Decision Round deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, providing that space and funding remain available. Once your application is complete, you will receive notification from the Office of Admission. Throughout the process you can check the status of your application items by logging on to your myHB account.


Other opportunities to learn about the Primary School:

  • Primary Visitation Day:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

    • Hear directly from the Primary School Director and Primary School teachers
    • Ask questions about our financial aid process
    • Observe classes
    • Meet current Primary School students and parents
    • This event can count as a parent visit (required above)
  • Open Houses:  Saturday, November 2, 2019 and Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    • Visit classrooms at your own pace with your daughter
    • Meet current teachers, parents, and HB students
    • Take a group tour of the entire campus.

 

Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Middle School Admission Process


Completing the admission process requires a myHB account.
Don't have an account? Start here!


A complete Middle School application consists of the following:

  • Parent Visit

    • A meeting with the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management K-8 and campus tour to visit classrooms and view the dynamics of class in session
    • Schedule online by logging onto your myHB account or call our office at 216-320-8767
  • Student Visit

    • Math and English Teacher Evaluations

      • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

        • Please visit the ISEE website and complete the registration process electronically.
        • Registration information, testing dates and locations are listed under the Cleveland Consortium.

       

      Application pieces and testing must be completed by Friday, January 24, 2020 to be considered an applicant in our first round.

      Note: You may take the ISEE Test January 25, 2020 as it will be accepted for our January 24 application deadline.

      All applications received after the Regular Decision Round deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, providing that space and funding remain available. Once your application is complete, you will receive notification from the Office of Admission. If you applied online, you can also check the status of your application by logging on to your account.


      Other opportunities to learn about the Middle School:

      • Parent Open Houses:  Wednesdays, October 30, 2019, November 20, 2019, December 11, 2019 or January 22, 2020 from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

        • Meet current teachers, parents, and HB students
        • Take a group tour of the entire campus.This can count as your Parent Visit

      Upper School (Grades 9-12)

      Upper School Admission Process


      Completing the admission process requires a myHB account.
      Don't have an account? Start here!


      A complete Upper School application consists of the following:

      • Parent Visit

        • A meeting with the Upper School Director of Admission and campus tour to visit classrooms and view the dynamics of class in session
        • Schedule online by logging onto your myHB account or call our office at 216-320-8767
        • Math and English Teacher Evaluations

          • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

            • Please visit the ISEE website and complete the registration process electronically.
            • Registration information, testing dates and locations are listed under the Cleveland Consortium.

          Application pieces and testing must be completed by Friday, January 24, 2020 to be considered an applicant in our first round.

          Note: You may take the ISEE Test January 25, 2020 as it will be accepted for our January 24 application deadline.

          All applications received after the Regular Decision Round deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, providing that space and funding remain available. Once your application is complete, you will receive notification from the Office of Admission. If you applied online, you can also check the status of your application by logging on to your account.

           

          Other opportunities to learn about the Upper School:

          • Parent Open Houses:  Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. or Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
            • Meet current teachers, parents, and HB students
            • Take a group tour of the entire campus.This can count as your Parent Visit

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