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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!
Fall Open Houses 2019
To learn about our community we invite you to join us for an Open House at our Bronx campus. This event is an opportunity for you to see our facilities, learn about our program and meet Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly, Head of Nursery Division Marinés Arroyo, Head of Lower Division Deena Neuwirth, lower division faculty members, as well as admissions staff members. We will also be joined by our some of our Student Ambassadors who will participate in a Q&A panel and lead tours of campus.
Open Houses are intended for parents and guardians only. Each Open House will begin in Alfred Gross Theatre on the Middle and Upper Division Campus, lasts approximately two hours, and will include a tour of the Lower Division Campus (Wear comfortable shoes- we have a lot of ground to cover!)
The dates of our Middle & Upper Divisions Fall Open Houses are posted below. Please click onto the link below to create an account on Ravenna - the web based admissions platform we use at Horace Mann School. Once you have created an account you can explore our school and RSVP for an open house. You may also submit an application. While you do need to create a Ravenna profile to RSVP for an open house, you do not need to submit an application to RSVP for an open house. We look forward to meeting your family.
Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. - Event Registration Closed
Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. - Event Registration Closed
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 the Ravenna Hub Portal at the link above. 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.
Tours of the Nursery and Lower Divisions
Tours of the Nursery and Lower Divisions during the school day are by appointment after an application is submitted for Nursery or Kindergarten.
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 email@example.com. 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.