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Horace Mann School

Student rating 4.2/ 5 by Yale University student
231 West 246th Street Bronx NY 10471 United States


Horace Mann Schoolreview by Yale University student. Horace Mann has a very good English department and Honors Math deparment. They have been my favorite. The teachers in both are just so well versed in their material and make class so fun and rewarding, while teaching us everything we need to know and more. The teachers were really good about helping students outside of class. Most (if not all) classes were small enough that you didn't feel intimidated to ask questions. The workload was decent enough, but manageable.

College Counseling

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  • "They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university…"
  • "For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more…"

Admissions - Getting Accepted

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  • "Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools…"
  • "For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents*the kids speak on the tour. Don't ask their questions for them because their evaluation will be affected by the fact that the guides didn't hear a thing from the kid…"

School Life

The school buildings and campus are absolutely gorgeous. It's like a mini college. The surrounding neighborhood is pretty nice and there are a lot of school events to foster spirit and fun. The counselors really help, and the nurse can basically help you or send you home when you have a problem. Some say my school was a little strict, but if you behaved and went to class, normally you weren't affected by much. We get to go off campus to eat and generally have a good deal of freedom.

When you want to do an extracurricular at Horace Mann, you can make of it what you want. I was a theater person and did all of the shows and dance concerts year round. Varsity athletes do their thing as well. Kids the work on the publication, The Record, sometimes put all their time and energy into it because they love it so much. It was a great, much needed, balance from intense academics.