Visit Us-Grades 1-5
While this web site will help you to get to know Horace Mann School, nothing compares to a visit to our campus. Taking a tour, talking with students and faculty members, seeing classes and activities in action will all give you a sense of the excitement and energy that fills the school. If you can't come to campus sometime soon, check out the campus map of our Lower, Middle, and Upper Division campus.
We hope that you will have the opportunity to come spend some time with us and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon!
Lower Division Tours
Families applying for Grades 1-5 will have an opportunity to tour the campus on the date of their interview. Interviews are scheduled once a family's application has been activated from the waitlist. If you have any questions, please call the Lower Division Admissions Office at (718) 432-4107.
Fall Family Gathering
In addition to our Fall Open Houses, we invite you to join us for our Fall Family Gathering in October, hosted by our Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity. It is a wonderful way to learn more about the rich tapestry that exists here at Horace Mann School in an informal setting where our current families, students, faculty and administrators celebrate the diversity within our community.
The Fall Family Gathering takes place at our Head of School's Patio and Lower Division Field. The date of the Fall Family Gathering is posted below.
Families do not need to RSVP for this event. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend. There are a myriad of carnival type activities available for kids of all ages.
Saturday, October 26th, 2019: 1:00 P.M.
LGBTQ Parents Admissions Reception
In keeping with our long standing commitment to diversity and our desire to provide a welcoming environment for all, we are pleased to invite families to our 6th Annual LGBTQ Parents Admissions Reception on Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 A.M. The reception will take place at our Head of School's residence at 258 W 246th Street. You can RSVP via Ravenna Hub. Please take this opportunity to tour the school and hear from administrators and students about HM's programs and culture. We hope that your family will join us for our larger Fall Family Gathering later in the afternoon where we will have a number of fun filled activities for the entire family.
Normally, each spring, we host tours led by our current students during school hours from early April through mid-May. As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to suspend our Spring Tours this year. While normally the perfect low key unofficial kickoff to the admissions season for the fall, health concerns dictate that we limit our students’ exposure and also the exposure to any visitors on our campus. While there is nothing like seeing the HM campus in person, we are fortunate enough to have a comprehensive virtual tour that will give you a sense of what the campus looks like.
In addition to the suspension of our Spring Tours, given the fact that schools will be closed until at least April 20th and the reality that even if schools reopen, state and local officials will most likely recommend that we still not hold events where the attendance reaches over fifty participants, it is more than likely that the school fairs conducted in the spring that have become a staple of the admissions process will be canceled or at the very least postponed until the late summer. While we understand the need to have a personal point of contact – a face to face meeting with a representative of the admissions office that can give you information about HM, we understand the need for appropriate social distancing. To that end, over the next month, we will be exploring the most effective platform to conduct online information sessions for families with questions about our Nursery – 11th grade admissions process. We hope to have more concreate information up on our website by the end of April detailing how those information sessions will work.
Our plan is still to conduct our open houses in the fall and there will be an opportunity to tour the school during school hours as part of your application process in the fall or winter.
If you have questions about the admissions process or the school please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like someone to give you a call, please include your phone number and a member of the admissions office will gladly call you back.