Serves students in Pre-Kindergarten
Established in 1923
School Hours are 8:00am to 2:50pm
Doors open for Breakfast at 7:30am
1105 NW 45th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Office: (405) 587-3500
The mission of the Pre-K Center at Horace Mann is to help each child develop the skills necessary to be a successful learner by providing quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programming in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes cognitive, social/emotional, language, and physical development while fostering a love of learning.
School Named for: Horace Mann, Educator
What's In a Name
Horace Mann was born near Franklin, Massachusetts on May 4, 1796. His father died when Mann was only 13. By the age of 16, he had spent only a few weeks in bad schools. Determined to get to college, Mann worked hard for six months with an itinerant teacher. He entered Brown University and graduated in 1819 with highest honors.
After graduation, he attended law school and served as a Massachusetts state legislator. When he was elected to the Massachusetts Senate, Mann devoted himself to passing a solid education bill.
Because of his efforts, he became the Secretary of the State Board of Education. From this position, his efforts on behalf of free public schools influenced education throughout the nation. He became a U. S. Congressman in 1848 and President of Antioch College in 1852. Horace Mann became known as “The Father of American Education.”
Other School Facts:
- Located in Board District 2
- US Congressional District 5
- State Senate District 46
- State House District 85
- County Commissioner District 1
- City County Ward OKC 2