Horace Mann School
- BRONX, NY
Horace Mann School Reviews
Rating 4.32 out of 5 151 reviews
I'm currently an 8th grader at HM, and overall the experience has been okay. I've been there for 3 years now. The academics is incredible, and the college prep is as well. Most of the teachers are very friendly, and are willing to spend their free time helping you. However, sports and non-core classes such as music and art have been quite bad. The teachers themselves are decent, but nobody pays attention, and everyone is on their phones all the time. The school has recently put a new phone ban where all students must turn in their phones at the start of the day, but it has not worked at all, and kids use their phones in the bathroom, during lunch, and even when their teachers are not looking. Lastly, the diversity is good, but almost all of the kids there have been at the school since Pre-K, forming a tight community with themselves. Every new kid that I know has told me at least once before that they have felt left out, for seemingly no reason at all. Not a bad school, but overrated.
I was a student at Horace Mann since I was four years and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I just graduated this past June and I know that Horace Mann played such a key role in my life. I give so much credit for what they taught me not just educationally, but also socially and emotionally. They have always fostered such a warm and caring environment since the first day I stepped into the Nursery Division and they never failed me. I always felt a balance of love and support while being surrounded by the Horace Mann Community. They are the best and I know they will always be there for me.
I believe that sending your children to Horace Mann is the greatest service you could possibly do to your child if they are between the ages of 3 and 15. My experience at Horace Mann has been unlike my experiences at other middle schools, and my experience at HM's high school has been fun, academically invigorating, athletically stimulating, and more. I would highly recommend Horace Mann to almost anyone.
My daughter is a junior there now and has been at HM since nursery. She absolutely loves the school and the diverse group of friends she has made. The high school is world class and the depth of knowledge she receives is high college level. I wish the admin placed more emphasis on the sports program. Talk of college admissions is rampant but mostly in a productive manner.
gainfully employed or finishing law, medical, or other graduate programs. Intellectually curious, they are driven; they are not average. They know how to think critically and they know how to write. These skills help them stand apart and above. The listed average SAT is 1440. That's exactly the score of B+/A- students HM. Viewed as average for HM, that student is top of class at a top 20 college then top of class at a top 20 law school with a scholarship. HM is an investment. Our kids are far better prepared for modern life than those of
The school is excellent in every regard except for the student culture. Everyone is extremely nice and there haven't been any problems with bullying, but it comes at the cost of near complete grade-centrism. Grades are so important that, in many cases, comprehension and enjoyment of the subject falls second. It creates tension and competition, and I'm pretty sure the stress took more than a few years off my life. Still, I've loved attending here and from my parent's perspective, the administration was unbelievably organized and generally very responsive to issues. Also, if you're interested in engineering like I was during high school, there were only two classes with engineering in the name. To make up I joined one of the (several) robotics teams and took all the math, physics and compsci classes I could, which were excellent, but it's a noticeable hole in the school's diverse curriculum.
Horace Mann has a reputation for being very rigorous school but as someone who is not at the top of the class and doesn't take a million 400 level courses, the workload can be a lot but most of the time it is manageable. My main knock on the school is the school culture which can tend to be very competitive and it seems like all people around you talk about is schoolwork and college and nothing else. That can get annoying at times but if you don't get caught up in it there is a beautiful campus to enjoy. Also very accessible via public transportation.
The students are very ambitious and friendly. The diversity level is low but climbing. The faculty is generally very understanding of students and their circumstances.
Horace Mann provided me with an excellent education. But, more than that, I have had a community that I have been able to rely upon for 30 plus years. I have even sent my children to the school as a result of the educational experience I received. If it is possible, they are having an even better time than I did.
right now i am in the sixth grade and this is my firs year at HM. So far I have been having a great time, both mentally and academicaly I am also making lots of new friends. However I don't think that Horace Mann is or everyone. In this school you must be the outgoing type. Being shy, and being afraid to ask for help will get you left behind. But if you are the outgoing type who is not too shy, and always tries to the best possible in everything, HM is the school for you!
Obviously the academics and amenities at Horace Mann are world-class. The teachers are great, considerate, and willing to give lots of help if you ask for it. I just had a rather bad experience because of shyness, and I fell behind socially which led to some serious mental health issues. That's the downside of Horace Mann. It's extremely intense, and things move very fast, so if you aren't the extroverted and driven type who is afraid to ask for help, you can get left behind. I wish I had gone somewhere else that's more normal, despite the advantages.
It is a highly academic school where students are supported in all their endeavors beyond imagination!
I’m new here and the school sucks. The students don’t have any discipline, think of it as a bad public school but the teachers and food are good. The teachers are kind and helpful and give you extra help for a future quiz or test, but one of my teachers (aka my Spanish) doesn’t care when one is talking bad about you. I hate this school so much
Horace Mann School has been very supportive and generous in their giving to our family. The school has provided a phenomenal education and experiences for my daughter to not only succeed in college but in her future years to include her career.
I love Horacemann school I am in third grade and what I have seen from this school AMAZING I LOVE the teachers they are so nice I love the assignments and if you do not know about Horacemann it is a very VERY great school.
I like the level of preparedness the school has a grip on to handle situations, whether it be personal for students or in regards to the whole grade.
Perhaps the best education I could have hoped for. I'm in college now, but Horace Mann was actually easier than college. That being said, despite the workload, there are outlets to help struggling students and those overwhelmed by the amount of work.
Very good school that opens up opportunities for its students. However, they need to work on making all students feel safe and included.
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!
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!