- Posted 12/22/2018 09:00AM
You're 14 years old and you've already helped discover a planet. What can you possibly do for an encore? For Horace Mann School junior Brian Wu '20 the answer is simple: Keep on exploring, and pursuing your dreams. Wu, now 17, has many dreams. One is to discover potentially habitable Earth-sized planets "within a close enough distance ... we may travel to" one day. The HMer sees this as imperative for nothing less than the survival of humanity, in light of his belief that the Earth's environment is steadily worsening to a point where it will become uninhabitable.
- Posted 12/11/2018 11:54AM
On Sunday, December 9th, Horace Mann School's First Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams -- Teams 4326 (the Basement Lions), 7890 (the Space Lions) and 9681 (the Parallel Lions) -- competed with 25 teams in the FTC "Rover Ruckus" Qualifier at John Dewey High School. Team 4326 came in first place after the qualifying matches, and then paired with team 9681 to win the entire qualifier. Team 9681 won the Inspire Award and Team 7890 won the Think Award and will also be advancing to the next levels of competition. Click to read more.
- Posted 12/07/2018 12:16PM
Horace Mann School alumni Dr. Renee Richards '52, a former tennis star and distinguished eye surgeon, and groundbreaking Broadway producer Jordan Roth '93, were named to Out magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the LGBTQ+ community for 2018. The Out100 list, a 24-year long tradition of this country's premier LGBTQ+ publication, was founded "to celebrate and honor some of the brightest voices and most influential LGBTQ+ figures." Click to read more.
- Posted 12/01/2018 11:00AM
Celebrating stellar accomplishments and contributions to society by Horace Mann School alumni is a longtime tradition, enshrined in the presentation of the HM Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Achievement. In 2018, the Alumni Association honored filmmaker Lynn Novick '79 with this award, recognizing how her compelling work in documentary film has illuminated our understanding of significant aspects of U.S. history and culture. Click to read more.
- Posted 11/09/2018 01:04PM
Horace Mann School alum Marsha Hunt '34 was honored by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) with its prestigious Founders Award in a ceremony in Los Angeles, on October 20, 2018. Three days before the fabled actor celebrated her 101st birthday. Click to read more.
- Posted 10/23/2018 11:45AM
Horace Mann School's FTC Team 4326 took first place in the "Cliffside Cliffhanger" robotics weekend meet, held at Cliffside High School, N.J., on Sunday, October 21, 2018. HM was undefeated after five rounds of competition among 12 other high school teams. FTC stands for FIRST® Tech Challenge, an international robotics competition for students in grades nine through 12. Teams of up to 15 students are responsible for designing, building and programming their robots to compete as alliances against other teams. Programming their robots in JAVA, teams are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Click to read more.
- Posted 09/26/2018 04:40PM
Horace Mann School alum Harrison Bader '12, now completing his second season in Major League Baseball as a centerfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, is also making his mark on the team. Bader was recently highlighted by New York Times baseball writer Tyler Kenner in his "Extra Innings" column (September 21, 2018) on stand-out players from the MLB's 2018 season. In his column – with the segment about Bader below – Kenner quotes former Gold Glove winner Jim Edmonds, now a Cardinals broadcaster, who praised the HM alum for his hard work, and calling him "awesome to watch."
- Posted 09/26/2018 04:28PM
As the sun that beamed so brightly throughout Horace Mann School's Homecoming Day of Saturday, September 15, 2018 moved toward evening HM's Varsity and JV Football teammates ran across the School's Alumni Field to ring the bell outside historic Prettyman Gymnasium—a Lions Football team tradition for celebrating a win. The 36-9 victory over Fieldston was a perfect way to end a picture-perfect Homecoming 2018 that saw a record 5,000-plus members of the HM community flock to campus for athletic games, fun-filled family activities, a barbecue lunch featuring tail-gate favorites, and more. The HM community was also introduced to the School's new athletic and aquatic facilities made possible by the ongoing HM in Motion initiative. Later that Saturday night another 550 HM alumni from the classes of 1953 through 2013 commemorated five-year reunions at dinners and cocktail parties in Manhattan. Alumni came to New York for their reunions from as far away as California, Oregon and Tokyo, Japan. Click to read more and see more photos.
- Posted 09/07/2018 06:00PM
The 2018-2019 school year began with a drum roll—literally, that is—for Horace Mann School's Upper Division, as HM's Upper, Middle and Lower Division students began their classes on September 4, 2018. Students in HM's Kindergarten and Nursery Division started the school year on September 5, 2018. Click to read more and see photos from our opening days.
- Posted 08/31/2018 09:00AM
As Horace Mann School looks with excitement to September 4th and 5th, 2018 when the School welcomes it 1,785 students, Nursery through Grade 12, the HM community also reflects on the fulfilling summer that just passed. The season saw hundreds of HM students and students from other schools on campus for summer school and a variety of innovative programs, including HM's first-ever Summer Film Institute, and its first summer Service-Learning experience.
- Posted 07/12/2018 01:54PM
Summer is in full swing, but there's still time to add some events and experiences to the season's calendar. From films, to books, to innovative experiences, entertainment, and opportunities to serve, the creativity of Horace Mann School alumni offer ways to enrich the coming weeks. Click the title link to read more.
- Posted 07/03/2018 03:00PM
The sound of Shakespeare's sonnets and soliloquies sang out from Horace Mann School classrooms, stages and stairwells, from June 18-22, 2018, as students and teachers practiced the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) unique method of learning and teaching the works of the Bard. HM's 2018 RSC Teacher Training Conference marked the fourth consecutive year that Horace Mann School has invited teachers and students from area schools to participate in workshops led by RSC actor-educators, together with HM students and teachers. The Teacher Training Conference is part of the ongoing partnership that Horace Mann School launched in 2015 with the RSC – the acclaimed British theater company. To read more, click the title link.
- Posted 06/28/2018 05:12PM
For the past six years Horace Mann School students have been part of the lives of dozens of older people living in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Through the School's Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) and its Service-Learning teams, HM has a developed a powerful partnership with Riverdale Senior Services (RSS), as students engage in a vibrant exchange with participants in RSS programs. From their weekly HM student-initiated discussion groups on literature, art and history, to their classes in gardening, music and art, the seniors and teens enjoy an invigorating relationship throughout the school year. Horace Mann School was thus the perfect host for the organization's annual "Solstice Celebration" which, this year, also marked the rebranding of the agency from "Riverdale Senior Services" which is entering its 45th year of service, to "RSS, The Center for Ageless Living." Click the title link to read more.
- Posted 06/18/2018 05:43PM
On June 13, 2018 the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) named Dr. Shana Caro '07 winner of its prestigious Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize for 2018. The award honors a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis. Presented to a postgraduate research biologist attending university in the UK for original work submitted as a doctoral thesis, the award is among the most prestigious for scientists internationally. Each university in the UK submits one doctoral thesis for consideration for the award that recognizes a postgraduate research student whose thesis has made a significant contribution to a particular scientific field. Dr. Caro was honored for her thesis "Social and Environmental Factors in the Evolution of Signaling" which the ZSL described as "a demanding and significant piece of scholarship which she approached with intellectual vigor and a positive attitude, and the reward is an extraordinary body of work." To read more, click the title link.
- Posted 06/16/2018 11:14AM
Superlatives are often synchronous with graduation ceremonies. Nevertheless, none of the speakers who addressed the Horace Mann School Class of 2018 felt compelled to spare their praise for its 179 members at their commencement, on June 13, 2018. "Exceptional" was among the words used to describe this class' accomplishments in science, art, robotics and computer engineering, service learning, athletics, music and more. But, of greater significant to the Horace Mann School teachers, administrators and staff who had gotten to know the Class of 2018 was the communal bond its members had developed with one another, the sense of joy they brought to the School, and their mutual support, in times both bright and sad. As Horace Mann Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly told the graduates, "You've made your mark—on this School and in our hearts—and you've left this School better than you found it." Click the title link to read more.