Horace Mann School

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The Horace Mann School is among the elite private schools of New York City. It is located in Riverdale, an affluent neighborhood of the Bronx just north of Baker Field. Many Columbia students are graduates of Horace Mann.

Nicholas Murray Butler founded the school in 1887 as the experimental teaching laboratory of Teachers College. It moved to Morningside Heights with TC in 1901. The building on 120th Street and Broadway is called Horace Mann Hall, from the time when it housed the school. By 1912 the school grew independent of TC and moved to its current day Riverdale campus. Many former Horace Mann students at Columbia do not immediately draw the connection between their alma mater and the similarly named building.