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Horace Mann Laboratory School has a unique place in the history of Northwest Missouri State University. As a laboratory school, we are dedicated to educational excellence, teacher preparation and child study and research.

As a learning laboratory for Northwest Missouri State University students, we make it our priority to provide learning experiences that enable pre-service teachers to observe and implement practices that honor and value developmental learning. Problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration experiences are supported and encouraged in the lab school. Meeting the needs of every child, challenging and supporting all students, and providing a rich and engaging experience are just a few of the reasons Horace Mann Lab School is the school of choice for our families.

We value children by encouraging them to share, listen, learn, and explore. We embrace each child’s energy, curiosity, and developing skills. Horace Mann Lab School is an extension of home with a warm, welcoming learning atmosphere. Horace Mann is centrally located on the Northwest campus and looking out our classroom windows, you see Colden Pond, Nature Explore Outdoor Learning Classroom, Bearcat Stadium, Missouri Academy of Science, Math and Computing, and Owens Library. Our students participate in learning opportunities in all of these locations.

We invite you to visit our campus, tour our school, and meet with the teachers and students to experience our exceptional learning environment. Please contact us: phone 660.562.1233; email

Best regards,

Laura King
Principal, Horace Mann Laboratory School