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Our mission: to enhance communications between the School and the parents/guardians of HB students, to promote better understanding and greater unity within the HB community ,and to provide a means whereby the parents/guardians may participate in furthering the welfare of the School in accordance with the Administration’s mission through organizing volunteers, programs, and activities, and through raising funds for and making grants to the School.

WATCH: Upper School students share their work from the 2015 Young Writers and Artists Festival with members of the HBPA. To view the entire HBPA General Meeting, which took place in The Anne Cutter Coburn Reception Room on November 10, 2015, please click here.  

2016-2017 HBPA Events



Friday, September 16, 2016
Light the Night picnic
contact: Nicole Chauvette, Catherine Levy, or Beth Anne Nettis


HBPA Awarded Grants


  • $20,000 to the Turf Field
  • $6,733 to the Middle and Upper School Orchestra for 55 new chairs for the Orchestra Room
  • $4,760 to HB Athletics for two new water fountains, which will allow students and athletes to easily fill their reusable water bottles
  • $2,500 to the Brian Matters Foundation
  • $8,000 toward the purchase of six tables and 36 chairs for the Atrium. This removable seating provides space for students near the Dining Hall for studying, eating lunch, conducting meetings, and hosting classroom breakouts.
  • $600 to the GROW (Girls Reaching Others Worldwide) Foundation to help strengthen the partnership GROW has with Sisterhood, an after-school program for adolescent at-risk girls in grades 5-12. These funds will support the cost of various leadership and wellness programs.
  • $500 to provide funding to bring Yale University's a capella ensemble Out of the Blue to HB. The group will work with Upper School vocal arts students and perform for Prime, Middle, and Upper School students. 


  • Scott Parsons (Upper and Middle School): Young Writers and Artists Festival
  • Laura Webster (Entire School): Young Writers and Artists Festival (Dar Williams)
  • Katherine Zopatti (Prime School): Writers Workshop- Faculty Development
  • Camille Seals (Entire School): Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble (Heritage Dinner)
  • Margaret Appenheimer (Upper School): Great Lakes Theater Festival’s School Residency Program for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
  • First Step and ITC Garden
  • Laura Webster (Upper School): Risers for the Upper School Choir Room
Thanks for your support!
Volunteer Opportunities

The HBPA sponsors and/or supports a full spectrum of events and activities throughout the school year for parents, students, prospective families, other members of the community. Organizing and volunteering at these events is a great way to meet, mingle, and enjoy one another's company!

In addition to room parents and committee volunteers, we are looking for people to chair or co-chair some of the committees for 2016-2017.  If you are interested, please contact Tasha Mixon

Click here for a full description of opportunities.

Click here for the official 2016-2017 Volunteer Form

2016-2017 Executive Board

Corinne Waller & Judy Young

Co-Presidents Elect:

Beth Anne Nettis & Vicki Pietrick

Treasurer: Joanne Channell
Secretary: Catherine Levy
HB Grants Coordinator: Nina Sheffler
Brown Bag Coordinators: Debi Romano & Karen Vollmer
Volunteer Coordinator: Tasha Mixon
Nominating Chair: Candice Wilson
US Coordinator: Mary Berick
MS Coordinator: Carla Miraldi
PS Coordinator: Kate Lincoln
EC Coordinator: Tiffany Orlando
Blazer Spirit Committee: Kelly & Chris Beiswenger
After-Prom Coordinators: Caroline Borrow & Carol Garson
President Emeritus:  Amy Cascio & Joan Mullen
HB Young Writers & Artists Festival
Pictured below is poet Sarah Kay at the Hathaway Brown Upper School and Middle School Writer's Festivals sponsored by the HBPA.
Sarah Kay with Middle School writers
Sarah Kay with Upper School writers

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