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The Horace Mann School

The Horace Mann School was founded in 1887 as a coeducational experimental and developmental unit of Teachers College at Columbia University. The Horace Mann School for Boys moved to Riverdale in 1912, and during the 1940s, severed formal ties with Teachers College and became Horace Mann School. The HM School for Girls remained at Teachers College through the 1940s. Since the 1970s we have educated boys and girls in Nursery through Twelfth Grade. Our main campus, home to the Lower, Middle and Upper Divisions, is located on 18 acres in Riverdale. The Nursery Division is located in Manhattan. The John Dorr Nature Laboratory, our pioneering outdoor education center, is located on 100 acres in Washington, Connecticut. Since its founding, Horace Mann has changed in many ways but remains steadfastly dedicated to five core values: The Life of the Mind, Mature Behavior, Mutual Respect, A Secure and Healthful Environment, and A Balance between Individual Achievement and a Caring Community.

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The Horace Mann School
School Location
Address 231 West 246th Street
Riverdale, NY 10471
County Bronx
Contact Information
Administrator Lisa Moreira
Director of Admissions
Phone 718-432-4100
Fax 718-432-3610
School Information
Grade Levels Preschool
Middle School
High School
Specific Grades Supported Prekindergarten - Grade 12
Total Enrollment 1,681
Student / Teacher Ratio 9:1
Gender Coed
School Type Nonsectarian
Other Programs Summer Program
Subjects Offered English - Continuous enrollment grades nine through twelve

History - The Atlantic World History and United States History

Foreign Language - Three years of French, German, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish

Science - Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Integrated Biology and Chemistry I and II may be substituted for Biology and Chemistry)

Mathematics - Algebra I,Geometry,Algebra II and Trigonometry

Arts - One and one-half credits in grades nine through twelve with at least one-half credit in studio or performance and at least one-half credit in appreciation or history
Athletics Offered Physical Education

Physical Education each term, grades nine through twelve, unless replaced by team membership or an approved out of school or athletic contract. Certification in Adult CPR/AED and First Aid (grade 11).