The Elementary School program at Horace Mann promotes the overall growth of children by integrating social-emotional learning throughout the school day and fostering lifelong learning skills through individual and group experiences. Our classrooms are student-centered, and enable young learners to develop critical thinking skills through differentiated learning activities.
In addition to following the Boston Public Schools' curricula, we continue to provide a language rich environment where American Sign Language, spoken English, and written English are used to support and facilitate instruction. We use an inquiry-based approach to mathematics with the TERC Investigations 3 curriculum. Students are actively engaged in using observations and data to make sense of and explore the science in their everyday lives. The rich social studies curriculum focuses on the processes of inquiry and research, while also developing the foundation for responsible citizenship.
Students are also involved in active learning with hands-on experiences that include participating in plays, field trips, gym, art, various cultural events, and more. Our program prepares these young learners for a successful transition into the Middle School