Hathaway Brown School

Hathaway Brown`s Signature Approach inspires girls to take ownership of their education, rise boldly to the challenges of the times, and achieve their utmost potential. Girls flourish and thrive at Hathaway Brown!
Niche Best Schools in Ohio: #1 Best College Prep High School and #1 Best All-Girls School.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 840 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hathaway Brown School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1876
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
840 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Hathaway Brown School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
150 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
8 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
30
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms in grades K-8, Casual in grades 9-12

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 20 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
45%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$16,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Elizabeth Pinkerton

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Affinity Groups, Business Club, Esports Club, First Lego League, Gold Key Club, Green Team, GROW, HathCaff, Math Club, Mock Trial, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Student-Run Foundation

Arts and Music Programs:
Expressions, Orchestra, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Developmental Athletics, Swimming

School Notes

  • Hathaway Brown`s Learn for Life Signature Approach inspires girls to take ownership of their education, rise boldly to the challenges of the times, and achieve their utmost potential. This model, facilitated by an incredibly impressive and engaged faculty, sets girls on the path to achieve their goals and become the best versions of themselves.There are four key values in our Learn for Life approach:
  • Empowered Girls- In 1876, five girls courageously challenged the status quo when they marched up the steps of an all-boys school and petitioned the headmaster to enroll them as well. Ever since, HB girls have been defying expectations, shattering glass ceilings, blazing their own trails and becoming the best people they can be.
  • Distinguished Academics- Hathaway Brown is the #1 best all-girls school in Ohio and #1 best college prep private high school in Ohio (Niche 2022 Best Schools).HB`s nationally recognized curriculum is and always has been respected by families, top colleges and universities, and future employers.
  • Knowledge in Action- HB gives students the tools they need to succeed in the world beyond our walls.In every division, students are immersed in opportunities that apply concepts learned in the classroom to the real world - uniting learning by thinking with learning by doing.
  • Celebrated Community- HB is a family. Our parent community is engaged, supportive and active. Our community of educators is caring and nurturing. Our alumnae care deeply about current HB students and the 4000+ alumnae around the world, and they care about creating opportunities and a lifelong support system for their Blazer sisters.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Hathaway Brown School?
The acceptance rate of Hathaway Brown School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. Hathaway Brown School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Ohio with low acceptance rates.
Does Hathaway Brown School offer a summer program?
Yes, Hathaway Brown School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Hathaway Brown School offer?
Hathaway Brown School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Hathaway Brown School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for most sports offered.
What is Hathaway Brown School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Hathaway Brown School?
The application deadline for Hathaway Brown School is Jan. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I thank HB for the confidence, courage, and determination that I possess as a young woman today. As I embark on my journey to college this fall, I say with the utmost confidence that I am more than prepared because of the education I received at this school. Its students have inspired me and its faculty and staff have pushed me to excellence. I'm grateful to have this place to call my second home. It is because of the same sex, private education that I received that I am not afraid to speak my voice loud and clear in the world. I wouldn't have wanted to attend any other private institution because I believe there is no place like HB.
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5  
The school is good with recognizing students with special needs or who need academic help, lots of clubs, friendly people, plenty of advanced classes, nice teachers ( mostly ), tons of award.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 840 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cuyahoga County, OH is $8,721 for elementary schools and $15,263 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cuyahoga County, OH is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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