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Horace Mann Laboratory School

Horace Mann Laboratory School strives to create a learning environment where children and adults are respected.  Students are nurtured and challenged to achieve their highest potential through a quality educational program. Our teachers approach learning in a systematic and consistent manner, incorporating creative and innovative teaching into curriculum that supports state and district standards. We develop strong relationships with our families that foster lifelong learning while helping children grow to become contributing members of our community.

School Type

Elementary School PK-5

Estimated Enrollment

317 Students

School Meals

Breakfast & Lunch


7:50AM – 1:55PM; Early Release Time: 11:20AM

Student Handbook
2023-2024 School Calendar

Horace Mann Welcomes You!


Jill Tully

School Calendars

HMLS Spirit wear Store

If you would like to purchase HMLS swag, click here to visit our store.

Friendly Reminders

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 14th: Pre-K Graduation at 12:30 PM in their classrooms.

Friday, June 14th: Last Day of School for Pre-K and Kindergarten (Full Day-1:55 pm dismissal)

Tuesday, June 18th: 5th Gr. Graduation at 8:15 AM in the cafeteria.

Tuesday, June 18th: Last Day of School for 1st – 5th Gr. (Half Day- 11:20 am dismissal)

School Resources

Instructions on how to complete the bus application via the Aspen Family Portal.

Applications need to be completed by JULY 1st. Please note it needs to be done via a computer and not a phone or table.

HMLS Family Facing Arrival/Dismissal Protocols

Health Tips from SPS Nurses

Community Resources/Events

Salem Food Policy Council Hosts Longest Table Event!

Free Community Dinner on Saturday, June 15th from 4-6pm

The Salem Food Policy Council will host its first Longest Table event, an outdoor dinner that will take place on the Congress Street bridge between Derby and Peabody Streets. Catered by the Salem nonprofit Root, the event will be a celebration of the Salem Food Policy Council’s work, and the work of its member organizations, to improve access to healthy, affordable, and culturally relevant foods in Salem.

All Salem community members are welcome to attend. The link to the free registration on EventBrite is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-longest-table-food-friends-for-all-tickets-893704112057?aff=oddtdtcreator.

The menu for the event will be:

  • Spanish Rice
  • Black beans with onions and peppers
  • Roasted plantains
  • Cuban chicken
  • Dessert TBA

Congress Street will be closed on the day of the event between Derby and Peabody Streets from 11:00am and 8:00pm and there will be no parking on either side of the Congress Street bridge during this time.

If rain is forecasted, there will be a rain location in Shetland Park. Details and directions will be announced in advance. Updates and announcements for the event will be posted on the Salem Food Policy Council Facebook page (facebook.com/SalemFoodforAll) and salemma.gov.

The Salem Summer Eats Program Kick-Off-July 8th, 2024 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Mary Jane Lee Park. Free for Salem Residents.


February 27, 2024

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

Salem School District
February 8, 2024

REMINDER: Family Valentine’s Dance

79, Willson Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970, United States

79 Willson Street
Salem, MA 01970