19625 Elmira Street, Detroit MI, 48228-5903

Phone: (313) 866-9580 • Fax: (313) 866-9587

Principal: Gwendolyn Frencher

Official School Web Site

About Us

Horace Mann Learning Community is a small school with a reputation for excellence and service to both students and the community.

Most of our students live in the neighborhood and walk to school every day.

The staff of approximately 59 teachers, support staff, volunteers, custodians and engineers work hard to create a welcoming environment for all students, parents, and community members. Each staff member plays a pivotal role in helping students to succeed academically. We are a school on the move!

Our Location

We are located in the heart of Detroit between Southfield Fwy, I-96 and Dearborn.


Our vision is to provide a technology-rich, safe, welcoming learning community in which parents, students, and teachers work together within a rigorous academic environment to develop responsible, life-long learners.


Skillman “High Performing” School, Foreign Language Classes, Tutoring/Extended Day Program, Accelerated Reading/Math, Robotics/Science Clubs, Chess, Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts, Honor Society, Book Club, Special Olympics, Fruit and Veggie Program, School Garden, Basketball, Cheerleading, Step Team, Praise Dance,  Student Government, Volunteer Reading Corps and Business Corps, Conflict Resolution, Student Teaching, Church/Civic Group Mentors and Tutors

High Quality Pre-Kindergarten

More information about Pre-K Programs »

Our Mission

The mission of Mann Learning Community, a premier elementary school, is to develop high achieving, responsible, respectful students through a data-driven learning center with a technology-rich curriculum guided by dedicated staff who will ensure that students function successfully at each grade level in a working partnership with all stakeholders.  Every child will learn at Mann School!

Why choose Horace Mann Learning Community?

  • A committed and dedicated faculty.
  • Attention to the academic and social curriculum requisite for learning.
  • A supportive parent community.

Visitors are welcome.  Please call ahead to schedule a day and time.  We look forward to meeting you and working with your child.

Bell Schedule

  Morning Afternoon Half Day
Mon–Thur 8:30 AM 3:40 PM 11:45 AM
Friday 8:30 AM 2:50 PM