I am Hoban
I am Hoban Stories
“I’m very grateful for my time at Hoban. My wonderful teachers and Hoban’s emphasis on academic excellence prepared me exceptionally well for the intellectual rigor I encountered at Harvard.”– Michael Mure Class of 2005
“I have found the classrooms of Hoban to have the perfect balance of rigor and lightheartedness. The curriculum is quite challenging, and I must push myself in order to achieve success, but there is not a day that goes by in which I don’t laugh and have a great time.” – Pete Nagy (on left) Class of 2017
“Hoban’s curriculum made the transition to college easy. The Holy Cross tradition cultivated my desire to become a nurse and volunteer in Africa. Hoban provided me with the necessary stepping stones to reach my goals.” – Erin Clark Class of 2008
Did you know? Get the Facts.
Hoban students participate in community service projects.
Hoban students spend countless hours of service not only in our Akron community but in far away places like Latin America and Ghana. In the Holy Cross tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable, our students average over 20,000 volunteer hours per year and collect an average of 48,000 cans of food.
Introducing the Hoban Leadership Institute—Developing student leadership skills
The Hoban Leadership Institute offers students the opportunity to enhance their skills and provides intentional, inclusive and integrated leadership development opportunities. Graduates of this program serve as role models within the school and are prepared to take on leadership roles in college and beyond.
Hoban offers financial aid, scholarships and a work-study program.
Hoban is committed to providing scholarships and need-based assistance to give all qualified students the opportunity to receive a Hoban education. Hoban’s Work Study program provides tuition credit for a student’s work on the school’s cleaning crew during the summer and throughout the school year.
Students do not have to be Catholic to attend Hoban
The 25 percent of Hoban’s non-Catholic student body is represented by a number of different faiths.
Our educational philosophy stems from the Holy Cross Core Values based on the writings of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1837. Moreau believed the first duty of educators was to develop people of values. He was convinced knowledge without values is empty.
One of Moreau’s key points of emphasis was inclusivity: “It would be a serious mistake to open a school imagining that all students will be alike in character and conduct.” – Christian Education, 1856
Hoban is closer than you think
Hoban is located in Akron near the intersection of Interstate 76 and Route 8, two main highways running through Summit County. As such, it’s very accessible to many of Northeast Ohio’s communities including Akron, Canton, Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Jackson, Bath and Medina among others. Currently, our students come from six different counties in Ohio.
Hoban’s Class of 2017 received over $28 million in scholarships to colleges and universities
In all, 73% of the Class of 2017 were awarded a total of 806 total scholarships. Over the last five years, our graduating seniors have been accepted at more than 160 colleges and universities nationwide.
Hoban offers a beautiful, 75-acre campus
Hoban’s campus incorporates a well-planned infrastructure with state-of-the-art technology and an innovative and safe learning environment. Highlights include the Maynard Family Center for Spiritual Formation, our 20,000-square foot Health & Fitness center and brand new Makerspace Lab, which will open in the fall of 2017.
Over the last 15 years, the National Merit Corporation has recognized 174 Hoban students
This is more than any other co-educational Catholic high school in the Cleveland Diocese. In 2016, one student achieved a perfect score on the SAT while two others received perfect scores on the ACT. These scores represent .03 percent of SAT tests and one-tenth of one percent of ACT tests taken nationally.
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