Vocational training has been a part of the school's curriculum to this day. In earlier times, girls were taught to sew and made clothing such as the pajama ensemble pictured above. They also sewed their own graduation dresses. Both girls and boys were taught cooking and woodworking. The 1887 annual report states that the North Bennett Street Industrial School and the Tennyson-street Cooking School offered Horace Mann students facilities in which to learn useful trades.
As a current example of vocational training at Horace Mann, students there are collaborating with the City of Boston Archives to process the Horace Mann School for the Deaf records by digitizing all of the collection's photographs.