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Horace Mann Laboratory School and Leet Center

Since its earliest days, Northwest Missouri State University has offered high-quality education to children in Maryville, and that tradition continues today with offerings for children from 1 year old to 6th grade. Located centrally on Northwest’s campus in the Everett Brown Education Hall, the Horace Mann Laboratory School enrolls children in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade, and the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families offers both an early child care center for children from 1year old to 3 years old, as well as Reggio inspired preschool for 3 to 6 years old.

Horace Mann Laboratory School and the Phyllis & Richard Leet Center for Children and Families place an emphasis on innovative and interactive teaching practices accompanied with individualized instruction by dedicated and caring faculty and staff. While benefiting from Northwest Missouri State University programs and activities, the school’s educators also incorporate state-of-the-art technology into students’ learning.

Horace Mann and the Leet Center also serve as clinical teaching environments for students in Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Education. The relationship between master teachers, instructional aides, and practicum teachers allows children to reap the benefits of low student-to-teacher ratio in classrooms that implement innovative teaching practices and provide learning experiences designed to stimulate each child’s creative learning abilities and problem-solving skills.

Offering a core curriculum and working in consort with the University, Horace Mann and the Leet Center offer unique learning opportunities, which have included guitar lessons, robotics, lessons about crops and animals at the University farm, balavisx movements, conscious discipline and Spanish. Students from multiple countries also add to the school’s diverse environment.

The schools offer a traditional nine-month academic calendar for elementary-age and preschool students as well as a year-round daycare programs for infants and toddlers. After school care, known as Bearcat Club, also is available for Horace Mann students.


Summer School

Summer School

May 28 – June 20, 2024
Monday – Thursday
7:50 – 11:30 a.m.

Enrollment Open

Horace Mann - Outstanding Laboratory School 2021 Award - by the international Association of Laboratory Schools

Horace Mann - Outstanding Laboratory School 2021 Award - by the international Association of Laboratory Schools

A higher education begins here

As a parent I have been really impressed with Horace Mann. My son is always proud to show me his work.

Daniel Boyt
Former Horace Mann Parent

AT HORACE MANN

ANY  COMMUNITY MEMBERS MAY APPLY
8 TO 1  ELEMENTARY STUDENT TO STAFF RATIO
4 TO 1  INFANT AND TODDLER TO STAFF RATIO
550  HOURS IN PROFESSION-BASED CLINICAL PRACTICE


Why Horace Mann and the Leet Center? 

EDUCATION

From caring faculty, staff and administration

DEDICATION

Rigorous, rich and varied curriculum focused on the child

OPPORTUNITIES

Access to University programs and activities

LEADERSHIP

Opportunities for student leadership and service learning

TECHNOLOGY

Innovative and interactive teaching practices  

"A higher education begins here"

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Contact

Horace Mann
Brown Hall
660.562.1233
horace@mercatinobazar.com

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