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A Letter from the Admissions Office

Dear Prospective Families,

As we begin the admissions season, we are humbled by the opportunity to lead the School’s admissions efforts. As long time members of the community, we care deeply about this environment of thoughtful learners who truly appreciate the life of the mind. The Horace Mann School is an energetic and vibrant environment that encourages intellectualism, mutual respect, mature behavior, an active and healthy lifestyle, commitment to the community, both internal and external, and a secure setting.

When you visit our School, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with our traditional educational philosophy; this philosophy has served our students well for over 125 years. You will observe a group of adventurous scholars who thrive on academic challenge and a dedicated faculty that invigorates the student body by promoting an atmosphere where creative problem solving, collaboration, diversity and exploration are valued. You will also have the chance to discover the multitude of artistic, athletic and extra-curricular options available to our students and the core values that we embrace as a community.

We would like to highlight one important change for the 2014-15 Admissions process. For Kindergarten and Grade 1 applications, Horace Mann School requires the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL). For more information about our decision to require the AABL, click here.

We look forward to seeing you this fall as you explore options for your potential school home. Please explore the rest of the site to learn more about the application process and the greater Horace Mann School community. In order to apply, please use the links below to gain access to our online application system.


Jason H. Caldwell '97
Director of Admissions

Lisa J. Moreira P '19, '21, '25
Director of Institutional Research & Enrollment Management
Director of Financial Aid


Applying to Nursery Threes, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten

Applying to Grades 1-5

Applying to Grades 6-11

Please note that we do not admit new students to Grade 12.

Horace Mann School adheres to a long-standing policy of admitting students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, financial aid, athletic or other school-administered programs.
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