Primary School Visit Details
What you can expect when you visit Hathaway Brown Primary School
The night before your daughter’s visit, the teacher of the class she will be visiting will call your home to talk to you or your daughter about the day. She will share if your daughter needs to bring anything special for the day. Although being in dress code is optional (dresses, slacks, shorts, or skirt with a solid color polo style shirt or sweater), we request visitors not to wear denim. Our students go outside for play period even when there is snow on the ground: please pack a hat, gloves, coat, boots and snow pants. In the spring or fall, be sure to bring a sweater or coat to stay warm. Comfortable shoes that your daughter can be active in are important for a fun day!
Plan to arrive in the Admission Office at your designated time so you can meet the Admission Office staff and your daughter can get settled for the day. Shortly after your arrival, we will walk your daughter to class; she will be given a notebook and pen to chronicle her experiences and other materials from classroom teachers, too. Once in the class, her teacher will introduce her to her hostess and classmates. At either the half day point or the end of the day, we will pick up your daughter from the classroom and bring her to meet you in the Admission Office at your designated time. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the front circle is reserved for our current Kindergarten parent pick-up. If you find yourself in the pick-up line, please drive forward to our traffic guard and identify yourself as an Admission visitor.
Lunch is delicious and nutritious at HB! Not only is it a time for taking a break and relaxing with classmates, it is a time to nourish your body with a variety of healthy, delicious options to energize you for all of the learning and activity that occurs throughout the school day. There is no need to bring money as lunch is included in your visit. Please let us know when arranging your visit of any special allergies or food concerns. And be sure to visit our Dining Services page to learn more.
Directions and Parking
Click here for detailed directions to Hathaway Brown School. All Admission visitors should enter our Main Entrance located in the front circle off of North Park Boulevard. Upon entering the circle look for the flagpole, you can park in the designated spaces for “Admission Visitors”. If these spaces are occupied, you may park anywhere in the front circle or around the perimeter of the school.
Next, enter through the front main doors, make a right past the Business Office, and the Admission Office is the first door on the left. You will be greeted by a member of the Admission Office upon your arrival.
Running Late, Rescheduling and Cancellations
If you are running late, need to reschedule or cancel your visit, please call our Admission Office at 216.320.8767 so we can notify the teacher and Kristin Kuhn. We know traffic, weather, and hectic mornings can play a role in arrival times. We also know that snow days do occur in Cleveland; we post cancellations and delays on our website at www.hb.edu.