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Horace Mann Laboratory School at Northwest Missouri State University is now enrolling children for its 2013-2014 school year. The school places an emphasis on innovative and interactive teaching practices with individualized instruction by its faculty, staff and administrators.

Horace Mann Laboratory School is now enrolling children for its 2013-2014 school year. The school places an emphasis on innovative and interactive teaching practices with individualized instruction by its faculty, staff and administrators. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

May 7, 2013

Horace Mann Laboratory School now enrolling for 2013-2014

Horace Mann Laboratory School at Northwest Missouri State University is now enrolling children for its 2013-2014 school year, and tuition assistance is available to eligible applicants.

Parents may enroll their children online as well as apply for tuition assistance by visiting the Horace Mann website, www.nwmissouri.edu/horacemann, and clicking on one of the rotating boxes on the right side of the page under “Forms.” Parents also may complete the enrollment process by visiting the Horace Mann office, located on the first floor of Everett W. Brown Education Hall, centrally located on the Northwest campus, west of the J.W. Jones Union, between the hours of from 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Horace Mann offers a truly unique learning environment for children,” the school’s principal, Jill Baker, said. “Horace Mann teachers are dedicated to the education of the whole child while offering rigorous curriculum. At Horace Mann every decision is made with the best interests of the whole child in mind.”  

With its “Together We Can” attitude, Horace Mann places an emphasis on innovative and interactive teaching practices accompanied with individualized instruction by dedicated and caring faculty as well as staff and administrators. While the laboratory school benefits from Northwest programs and activities, the school’s teachers also incorporate state-of-the-art technology into students’ learning.

As a laboratory school, Horace Mann serves as a clinical teaching environment for students in Northwest’s Department of Professional Education. The relationship between master teachers, practicum teachers and graduate assistants allow Horace Mann students to reap the benefits of low student-to-teacher ratio in classrooms that implement innovative teaching practices and provide learning experiences designed to stimulate each child's creative learning abilities and problem-solving skills.

Offering a core curriculum and working in concert with the University, Horace Mann offers many unique learning opportunities for its students that include guitar lessons, the study of robotics, lessons about crops and animals at the University farm, and Spanish and sign language lessons. Additionally, students from Taiwan, Ethiopia, China and India are part of the school's diverse atmosphere. 

Parents of students also are encouraged to participate in their child's progress every step of the way. In addition to classroom blogs and activities throughout the year, parent involvement opportunities include the parent advisory council, a Thanksgiving dinner, field trips and an adopt-a-family program.

Horace Mann offers a traditional nine-month academic calendar for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Early childhood classes for children age 3 through pre-kindergarten are offered in the newly created Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families in Brown Hall. The school day is 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m. August through May. After-school care, known as Bearcat Club, also is available.

For more information about Horace Mann, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/horacemann. Interested parents may also contact Baker by phone at 660.562.1234 or by email at bakerj@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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