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Office of Admission

Contact: 216.320.8767 (school days 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Hathaway Brown provides a warm and inclusive environment that challenges its students to become their best selves. Please schedule a visit for you and your child to see for yourself. We look forward to sharing our school with you!

A Message From Our Head of Admission

Real World Learning
In schools across the United States, a focus on global education is now beginning to be placed at the forefront of the most innovative institutional curricular planning. At Hathaway Brown, we’re privileged to be ahead of the curve—an outstanding global education program has been a hallmark of the Upper School experience for many years.  Under the auspices of our signature Institute for 21st Century Education, the Center for Global Citizenship (CGC) at HB gives students the tools they need to be globally competent, globally aware citizens of this complex, interconnected world. 

It is apparent that the knowledge, skills, experiences, and opportunities that the CGC provides are of great interest and benefit to girls in grades 9-12, as the majority of our high schoolers are enrolled in the Center’s flagship Global Scholars course. Recently, the Center’s reach has been expanded so that all of our students in all divisions will have the foundation they need to acquire a sophisticated understanding of the world around them as they discover how the United States fits into the current global context.  In recognition of their completion of four years of related coursework and engagement in at least one meaningful school-sponsored international program, 90 percent of the HB Class of 2015 received Global Scholars diploma designations. In true HB fashion, we are leading the charge when it comes to graduating globally minded students who respect and understand other cultures.

All of this enthusiasm and excitement for global education emanates from the classroom of CGC Director Joe Vogel, who also serves as the executive director of the Global Education Benchmark Group, an international organization created to facilitate collaborations and establish best practices in the field.  As Global Scholars, not only do our girls participate in an inspiring, eye-opening, stimulating course of study, but they also are able to travel to such far-flung  locales as Cambodia, India, Turkey, Iceland, China, Senegal, and Nicaragua.  These are not the kinds of trips many high school students take where they peer from the windows of a tour bus. Each HB international program immerses girls in the country’s culture: food, politics, customs, history, and more.  Before each program leaves the States, participants meet at least 10 times as a group to discuss the very deliberate curriculum that shapes the experience.  Though I enjoyed my one high school trip to Colonial Williamsburg, I am sure my world outlook and understanding would have been very different if I had traveled to rural areas of Senegal or to a Cambodian orphan village for Khmer children, as HB girls have done. They return to us transformed.

I invite you to come to HB and learn firsthand about our nationally recognized Global Scholars program and meet CGC Director Joe Vogel.  Here, you will witness a trendsetting program that I am confident is the most sophisticated and impactful secondary school global education program in the nation.


Sarah Liotta Johnston
Associate Head for Enrollment Management 


All parents hope to find the academic environment that enables their child to thrive and we have definitely found that special place at HB.
— Middle School Parent

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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