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Salem, MA
Students enrolled: 322

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33 Loring Ave
Salem, MA 01970

(978) 542-6220
(978) 542-8332
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July 10, 2013
We love this school. Much smaller than most schools in Salem and a very friendly and respectful atmosphere throughout the school. A strong, dedicated teaching staff. The academics are strong; my son is reading two grades above his grade level.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
A great school, strong community and wonderful teachers. I couldn't be happier. The only problem is parking issues but everything else is just great. We just LOVE it there.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
The teachers are great. Lots of extras for the kids to do!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This is a wonderful school where the principal knows the name of every child, the teachers go over and above to nurture each child individually and the children learn a sense of pride in their community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Old school values, brilliant teachers, strong community, everyone knows your childs name, what's better than that?

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Horace Mann is is a great location, perfect spot for students of all neighborhoods. Also, Horace Mann has great teachers, staff and a great learning Program. Anything that goes on parents are aware of and there are many learning oppurtunities that are offered at Horace Mann Laboratory.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2010
The teachers are phenomonal, and there's just such a warm, welcoming atmosphere to the school. It's been around for over a hundred years, with the focus on the most innovative teaching techniques. This school truly deserves to be named for the father of education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Parents, teachers and administrators work together to educate the whole child. Wonderful academic programs complimented with teaching social responsibility and healthy living.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
What lies within the walls of Horace Mann Lab school is nothing short of incredible, the teachers and staff are the guts and the Awesomeness of HMLS. It's not about how a school looks in appearance it is about what lies within it. I am proud to send my children there. I love Horace Mann Lab school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 22, 2010
Horace Mann is the best school in Salem. It has one of the highest mcas ratings in the district and this including a high rate of special education children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
My child is in a special needs classroom; efforts are made to make her included and part o- f the school and she loves it!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
I agree with the poster who said this is the best-kept secret in Salem. If you talk to parents outside of Horace Mann, they'll say, 'Oh, it's an old building.' What they miss is what goes on inside. It's a small school with small class size. All the teachers I've come in contact with are excellent not only academically, but also in terms of their interaction with the children and their ability to encourage respect and cooperation among the students. The location of the school on the Salem State campus is a great advantage, and there are always ample student teachers to assist the lead teachers. The school is also able to use various Salem State facilities for special events such as dinners and concerts. Although the school building is old, it contains such amenities as a computer lab and dedicated rooms for science and art.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2009
Horace Mann is such a caring and supportive school. The moment that I walked in the school, I felt that my daughter was home. There is a wonderful combination of academic learning, respect, and a loving and fun atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2009
I love the fact that My kids go to such a great school. I wish all the schools were like Horace Mann!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
Horace Mann is the best kept secret in Salem. Great teachers, warm and caring environment, involved and enthusiastic parents. Small classes and a small school, where truly 'everybody knows your name.' Its location on the Salem State College campus is an unbelievable benefit. Don't pass Horace Mann by because it doesn't have a new building! Its a great school.

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Horace Mann Laboratory
33 Loring Ave, Salem, MA  01970
(978) 542-6220
Last modified Horace Mann Laboratory is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Horace Mann Laboratory Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top