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  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

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1440
184 responses
Average ACT
33
134 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
  • 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
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $101,673
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,569
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $345,219
    National
    $184,700

    Horace Mann School Reviews

    134 reviews
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    Horace Mann has developed to be more diverse, inclusive staff wise in recent years which makes the school experience much better. After recently graduating, I feel that HM has prepared me for the competitive nature of college and working. There are a few things that could have been improved when I was there (like a more diverse teaching staff, putting more focus on racial issues, etc.), but have since been focused and improved on!
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    Horace Mann is a diverse, inclusive school that encourages students to learn and work hard. Students at this school are driven, resilient, and amicable. Horace Mann encourages students to find their passion and to do what they love. Dorr is one of my favorite parts of hm and I always look forward to going there!
    Horace Mann is a welcoming diverse community of families and high achieving students. From the moment we inquired about sending our oldest child to HM, the school embraced us and made us feel welcome. When we toured the new upper school campus, our jaws dropped. HM feels like the grounds of an Ivy league university, not a city day school. As our children have grown, they have developed into well rounded, intellectual curious people with truly deep personal relationships with friends from many cultures. Other schools in NYC talk the talk about diversity, but you can tell from the student body and faculty that HM walks the walk.