Hathaway Brown School

About Hathaway Brown School


Hathaway Brown is an independent day school that enrolls girls in preschool through 12th grade and boys and girls in the Infant & Toddler Center and Early Childhood program. HB is the oldest continuously operating college-preparatory girls’ school in Ohio, originally established as the Brooks School for Ladies, an adjunct to the prestigious Brooks Military School in downtown Cleveland. It was founded by five intrepid young women who implored the headmaster at Brooks to allow them to take afternoon classes. The school’s name was changed to Hathaway Brown 10 years later and it moved to its permanent Shaker Heights location in 1927. The school's motto is Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus: We Learn Not For School, But For Life.

Shaker Heights, OH
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Hathaway Brown School Atrium

Hathaway Brown School Atrium

Carol and John Butler Aquatic Center at Hathaway Brown School

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HB is a dynamic work environment. The students, faculty, and staff are all amazing. It is a family.

I am part of an important mission. I am inspired by the people I work with, especially the girls we teach.

I feel that I make a difference, and that my activities and accomplishments are necessary and appreciated by at the work place.

It is an amazing environment professionally. I work with highly educated and motivated people.