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231 West 246th St.
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 432-4000
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Application Deadline
November 15
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Interview Required
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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 2017-18, 16% of the students receive Financial Aid.

Horace Mann School Rankings

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Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
119 responses
Average ACT
74 responses

Culture & Safety

of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Homecoming
  • Book day
  • Senior absurdity
  • Thanksgiving Communal Meal
  • Dodgeball
  • Annual Student-Choreographed Dance Concert
  • Buzzel


Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses


Student-Teacher Ratio
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Horace Mann School Reviews

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Academically speaking, Horace Mann offers a lot to each student. The courses are challenging and really help develop your thinking skills, rather than just memorizing a bunch of facts to get good grades. Teachers here really care about what you write - they rarely, if ever, just slap a grade on. Good grades are earned solely through showing the teacher your thought process. There are a plethora of clubs and it's super easy to start one if the school lacks an organization that you're interested in. However, I felt excluded a lot, as most of my peers were extremely wealthy and Jewish. I, coming from a middle-class background, struggled a lot with the reality of my situation and my friends who seemed to looked down on the poor.
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After being accepted in 10th grade, my transition could not have been more easier than with the attention and friendliness of my teachers and fellow colleagues. As I walk into the school, each morning I hear a warm welcome. This contributes to the five core values of the school, which are life of the mind, mature behavior, mutual respect, a secure and healthful environment, and a balance between individual achievement and a caring community. These values aren't just stapled to the walls of the building, but they are shared among all the people of the community.
Even in a great school, there are things that should be given more attention. More specifically, as a Russian speaking student, I think that it would be nice to be able to take a language in school that isn't offered in most high schools. It would not only give students the chance to try out another language, but it would also give native speakers the chance to maintain their knowledge of the Russian culture.
I am absolutely certain that I could not gain a better education at any other high school in the United States (or the world). Classes are comprehensive and stimulating, teachers are knowledgeable and passionate, clubs and extracurricular opportunities are top-quality, and the facilities are fantastic. That said, to attend Horace Mann is to put oneself through a one-of-a-kind sort of ringer — academically, culturally, mentally, etc. There's certainly an air of elitism that goes around — kids know that they're at the top of the academic food chain around the nation and expect to be able to go into top colleges and achieve high-paying, prestigious careers (often because of familial connections as well). This sense of entitlement is often justified with Horace Mann's academic rigor — best characterized by its favorite buzz term "life of the mind" — which entails unapologetically burying students under mountains of work and expecting them to find their way out, be it through meeting with teachers for help, talking with guidance counselors, or (and this one's more secretive, yet still quite common) hiring tutors. And the school's competitive (and a bit snobby) culture drives students to maintain a facade of academic perfection, extracurricular vitality, and social activity no matter the circumstances. As a result, many students exit with a thoroughly matured, if not a bit jaded outlook on the world, having been rocked to the core and forced to consider the bigger things in life, for better or for worse. Needless to say, many kids find even the some of the most elite universities a relative cakewalk after leaving this juggernaut of a high school.