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Principal's Message

Welcome to Horace Mann Laboratory School!

For 110 years Northwest has been home to students wanting to become teachers.  In 1929 the first Kindergarten class started school at Northwest and in 1937 the laboratory school became Horace Mann Laboratory School. Now located in Everett W. Brown Education Hall, Horace Mann Laboratory School continues a strong tradition of education for children preschool through sixth grade.

Horace Mann Laboratory School is one of a select group of schools around the world that combines individualized learning to meet the needs of every child and the resources of the number one moderately-selective regional university in Missouri, Northwest Missouri State University.  Horace Mann faculty collaborate with College of Education faculty to bring a variety of learning experiences to our children. Our children have access to Northwest’s facilities which include the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, Garrett Strong Science Building, Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, B.D. Owens Library and many more. The faculties in these departments work with our faculty to create high academic learning experiences for our children.

We value children by encouraging them to share, listen, learn, and explore. We embrace each child’s energy, curiosity, and developing skills. As an extension of home, Horace Mann Laboratory School offers a warm, nurturing learning environment that encourages responsibility, integrity, and lifelong learning.  Please browse our website to learn more about Horace Mann Laboratory School and contact us at any time, with questions or for more information. 660.562.1233; sseipel@nwmissouri.edu

Best regards,

Sandy Seipel
Principal, Horace Mann Laboratory School