To best meet the diverse needs of the students at Horace Mann School who need Talent Development and Acceleration Services (formerly Gifted and Talented), we employ a schoolwide enrichment model-- Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Reading (SEM-R), math enrichments, faster pacing, higher order thinking and questioning skills, and increased rigor serve all students. Differentiated instruction, individualized learning, and flexible grouping strategies give a wide range of learners challenge and engagement.
In our English Language Learners program students in kindergarten through sixth grade are taught speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in English to help them access the mainstream classroom in curriculum.
Our Phy Ed Program concentrates on developing an understanding of motor skills and physical fitness.
Science & Technology is taught with an inquiry approach to learning. Through hands-on, minds-on experiments students explore scientific concepts and scientific processes. Projects completed in the computer lab focus on topics that students are studying in science or in their classroom.
Instrumental Music The Horace Mann School Instrumental Music program is available to all the 5th & 6th graders. First year students attend one 30 minute like-instrument group lesson per week and one 50 minute large group rehearsal after winter break. Second year students attend one 30 minute small ensemble lesson per week and also participate in the full band after winter break. The band typically performs 2 concerts in the spring; one during the school day for the students and an evening concert in another location. Additional performing opportunities may be available for our second year members.
Instrumentation in the band includes: flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba and percussion.
Take a closer look at each of our enrichment and specialist sections in this site.