School Profile

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  • Students Are Learning At Horace Mann School…

    A comprehensive curriculum of reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies is taught by homeroom teachers. Vocal and instrumental music arts are taught by artists-in-residence under teacher supervision and reinforced through field trips and other experiences. Science, physical education, visual arts, and library/media/technology are taught by teacher-specialists. Our staff challenge, engage and encourage students to exercise their creativity, to become critical thinkers, problem-solvers and skilled readers.
    In addition, Horace Mann School offers...

    • A schoolwide program for students identified as Gifted & Talented
    • an English Language Learning program and specialist
    • Full-day Kindergarten classes
    • On-site programs and specialists for those with special needs

     ...And We Can Prove It

    On state and district-required standardized tests, student scores from Horace Mann School are consistently among the highest in the St. Paul School District and the state of Minnesota. 

    The Benefits Of Being A Small School

    Horace Mann School offers two or three classes per grade level (K-5). Our school's size means that every child is known by the staff and receive a lot lots of personalized attention on a first-name basis. Recent educational research has determined a clear, positive relationship between small school size and improved student achievement.  A report released in September 2001 by the University of Minnesota Center for School Change found that "smaller schools provide many benefits -- achievement, attendance, graduate rates, and behavior all tend to be better in small schools" (Nathan and Febey, "Smaller, Safer, Saner Successful Schools," p.9).

    Academic Enrichment

    Horace Mann School has a variety of programs to enrich its regular curriculum.  For example, students have the opportunity:

    • to cultivate an understanding and appreciation for classical music and art through the Bravo and Art Adventure programs;
    • to match wits with other students in Chess Club;
    • to participate in various district and statewide competitions, such as Lego
    • Robotics or Mathmasters; and
    • to cap their elementary school experience in a with a week-long character-building field trip at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center (grade 5).

    Extracurricular Activities

    Horace Mann School also offers programs serving children after the regular school day.

    • Discovery Club is available on site and offers extended day programming before and after school for working families. 
    • Teachers provide additional academic support after school two afternoons per week through the Extended Day   
      for Learning (EDL) program. Busing is available for those children who need it.
      Interested students may participate in Community Education classes like Legos and Engineering, Creative Arts, and languages like Spanish or Chinese.
    • The school has an active PTA which sponsors community-building events, such as the Spring Carnival and Family Volunteer Service night. These events provide families a marvelous opportunity to get to know one another and have fun together.


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