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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B-

Applying

Application Deadline
November 15
Application Fee
$60
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$53,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Horace Mann School

Horace Mann School is a coeducational, college preparatory independent day school for students from Nursery - Grade 12. HM seeks to stretch the imagination, intellect, and perception of its students while developing the moral characteristics that impart identity and purpose. In addition to its campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx, NY, the School also owns the John Dorr Nature Laboratory, an outdoor education facility in Washington, CT. The School enrolls 1,790 students representing 155 ZIP codes, with 40% self-identified students of color. For 2018-19, 15% of the students receive Financial Aid. The School is a founding member of the Ivy Preparatory School Athletic League; since 1946, Horace Mann School teams have amassed 214 league championships and 25 state championships.

Horace Mann School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
161 responses
Average ACT
33
119 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    31%
  • Book day
    19%
  • Senior absurdity
    19%
  • Thanksgiving Communal Meal
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Buzzel
    4%
  • Dodgeball
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,694
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
    76%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $99,091
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,127
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $315,044
    National
    $184,700

    Horace Mann School Reviews

    124 reviews
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    Horace Mann is a very challenging school. As a student there you are among some of the brightest kids in the nation. As a student of color, I can see that the administration tries to make their students of color feel comfortable and supported but it doesn't always work. I struggled with being one of the few black students at the school. I am grateful for the opportunities and resources Horace Mann has been able to provide me. I know college will be a breeze for me.
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    Going to Horace Mann challenged me both mentally and emotionally. I had never experienced a curriculum as stimulating prior to me going to Horace Mann. Their facilities, resources and academic opportunities have allowed me to be both socially and politically conscious of the environment around me. The students that you meet strive for nothing less than perfection. But I will admit that this yearning for perfection can be emotionally and mentally taxing on students. It can be hard to be in a school where almost everyone is a perfectionist and where the school grooms you for college from the very beginning. It can be overwhelming and tiring to have such expectations placed on you. But without the pressure put on by teachers and administration, I would not be as ready for college as I am now. Horace Mann guided me every step of the way through the college process and helped tremendously with anything I needed financially. The challenge is worth it, and so is attending Horace Mann.
    I love HM! It is an amazing school with lots of opportunities to offer to both students and faculty. However, in terms of racial diversity, there is not a lot of representation for non-Asian POCs [Blacks, Latinx, Hispanic, etc.]