Principal Litwin
  • I'm excited about beginning my 15th school year at Horace Mann School and 22nd in Saint Paul. I started teaching elementary school students in 1991. I taught fifth graders the longest, but enjoyed working with all ages. Elementary schools are the best because we get to teach everything: reading, writing, math, social studies, health, art, science, physical education, social, and emotional learning. We get to teach the whole child! I have a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction both from the University of Saint Thomas, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Minnesota. I consider myself a lifelong learner.

    Outside of school, I have many interests, from reading to golf to hiking in state parks to spending time with family and friends. I'm the father of three adult children, the last of whom will finish college in a few years. My wife, Janet, and I are adjusting to a new normal with the kids gone.You never know. You might see us out and about at a Timberwolves game, a restaurant, or a concert!

Welcome from the Principal

  • Horace Mann School has educated and enriched the lives of Highland Park and Saint Paul residents for 90+ years! Our job is to nourish and develop the student's gifts and talents and we do so with pride.

    Our families value our school community, their relationships with staff members, and our dedication to elementary education. We work to meet the needs of the children in a safe, caring environment. We foster a joy for learning.

    If you have a chance to visit Horace Mann School in person,  I am confident you will agree with our families, "Horace Mann School is an elementary school of choice." To arrange a visit and tour of Horace Mann School between November and February, please click here for the on-line tour request form. Outside of those months, please call our school office.

    Mr. Jim Litwin - Principal

    Apple Teacher

Office Hours

  • You can reach me at You can call me at 651-293-8965. Our office hours are 7:00am-3:30pm, but I can schedule appointments outside those hours. Our clerk, Judy Browne, can be reached through email at or you can leave a message at 651-293-8965, Extension 0. She checks it twice a day.