The Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a Boston Public School, is the oldest public day school for the deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States. The school has a rich history of providing quality education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Founded in 1869, our school has been educating children and young adults for almost 150 years.
The students of Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of hearing are lifelong learners and innovative thinkers, fluent in both American Sign Language and English, who contribute to the world as self-determined Deaf individuals.
Our dynamic dual language K-12 public education prepares students for postsecondary success by providing them equitable opportunities to engage with rigorous curriculum, by developing academic discourse in both American Sign Language and English, and by empowering students as Deaf individuals with diverse linguistic, ethnic, and cultural identities.