Our Program 2018-03-29T11:34:32+00:00

Students presenting during History Day 2014

The Hudson School takes great pride in watching students go from young, 5th grade 10 year-olds to mature high-school graduates who are ready to take on the world.

The Hudson School offers small classes and individual attention. The course work is challenging and relevant, preparing our students for college and to take their place as global citizens. These goals are at the heart of our curriculum, be it in Foundations of Art & Design, Calculus, Statistics or English Literature.

At the end of the day, what matters to us is creating an atmosphere in which our students understand that they already have everything they need inside of them and our work is to help them access and connect with their intelligence and talents. We value independent thinking, learning and intellectual risk-taking. We value courage, compassion and commitment.

Language Arts & Reading
Science-Physical Science
History-Ancient Civilizations
Foreign Language
Physical Education
Health and Nutrition
General Music
Theater Arts
Language Arts & Reading
Science – Weather/Astronomy
History – Middle Ages/
Philosophy – Logic
Foreign Language
Physical Education
Health and Nutrition
General Music
Theater Arts
Cultural Geography
Philosophy – Ethics
Foreign Language
Physical Education
Health and Nutrition
World Music
Theater Arts
Science – Life Science
American History
Philosophy – Aesthetics
Foreign Language
Physical Education
Health & Nutrition
Model Congress
Music History
Community Service
Theater Arts

The work load here, the teachers here, they really prepare you well. I was one of the people in my group of friends who was best prepared for college.

–Alumna, class of ’05

High school should be four wonderful years where students begin to formulate a direction for their future and where lasting friendships are formed. The Hudson School Upper School students graduate with an independent spirit, maturity and compassion. They really care about each other, and you can feel this when you’re around them. They are articulate, confident, bright, creative and intellectually curious. They are also very concerned with problems in our society and want to make a difference.

The Hudson School graduated its first high school class of five students in 1995. Since then, we have graduated over 300 students from grade 12. A list of colleges and universities that have accepted graduates of our upper school is below. It is a very impressive list indeed! Our college guidance counselor sits down with each family and guides them through the college admissions process. We know that it is important that students feel comfortable, safe and respected. Teachers at The Hudson School are caring and committed educators who go beyond the call of duty to inspire their students.

Because teachers and advisors get to know students very well, it is easy for them, when the time comes, to write letters of recommendation that reflect their experience with the students they have taught—letters filled with details about a student’s ability and evidence of his or her achievements. In fact, more than one admissions director at some very prestigious colleges actually commented on letters we sent on behalf of students from our high school.

Our graduation requirements are rigorous, but realistic. We require all students to take four years of mathematics and a minimum of three years of a modern foreign language. We also require them to complete Latin through level 2 and perform a minimum of twenty hours of community service annually.  We offer more than a dozen challenging AP courses, four modern languages and two classical languages through the AP levels, many courses in mathematics and science as well as courses in the humanities, fine and performing arts and technology.


2018-19 Course Catalog

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Students delivering lunches to homeless

December 2012 — 8th graders bringing all of the winter goodies to the homeless shelter! The multiple (and very heavy) garbage bags were completely filled with blankets, jackets and other warm winter clothing. And of course there were 30 LOTS lunches brought in that day as well. We barely had enough hands to carry everything over.

Community service is part of the core curriculum for both middle school and upper school, and is a requirement for graduation from The Hudson School. All students in grades eight through twelve engage in a minimum of twenty hours of volunteer work annually–work that will give them the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community they serve and also broaden their experience and heighten their social awareness. They are expected to keep a journal of their experiences.  Currently, community service is built into the schedules of students in grades eight through twelve.  However, all students are encouraged to perform meaningful community service at school or outside of school. Students work for food drives, clothing drives, and neighborhood clean-ups. Many middle and upper school students participate in the St. Jude Children’s Hospital “Math-A-Thon” and other charitable activities. Our students volunteer at local day care centers, shelters for the homeless and contribute to such organizations as Save the Children, Lamp Haiti, Partners in Health, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Foundation Rwanda, Haiti at Work, Pennies for Patients and the American Red Cross.

Reading to pre-schoolers

On Friday, December 21, all Hudson School students in grades 5-12 visited local day care centers for about one hour with their teachers and read to a pre-school child from books students brought to give as gifts.










4 Years of English
4 Years of Math
4 Years of Physical Education
4 Years of Health and Nutrition
3 Years of Science
3 Years of History
3 Years of a Foreign Language
2 Years of Computer Science
2 Years of Latin
2 Years of Music and the Arts
2 Years of Electives
20 Hours per year of Community Service
1 Year Senior Seminar
1 Year Personal Finance


Hudson's 2016 College Acceptances are real, not virtual.

Hudson’s 2016 College Acceptances are real, not virtual.

*colleges students chose to attend

Adelphi University
Alabama A&M University
Albright College*
Allegheny College
American University
Arcadia University
Bard College*
Barnard College*
Baruch College of the CUNY
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Berry College
Binghamton University*
Bloomfield College
Boston University*
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brooklyn College of the CUNY
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Buffalo State College of SUNY
Case Western Reserve University*
Cedar Crest College
City College of New York CUNY
Clark University*
Clarkson University
Colby College
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University*
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Curry College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Dowling College
Drew University*
Drexel University*
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott
Emerson College*
Fairleigh Dickinson University – Florham Campus*
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgetown University*
Goucher College*
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hamilton College – NY
Hampshire College*
Hampton University
Harvard University
Haverford College*
Hollins University
Howard University
Hunter College of the CUNY*
Indiana University at Bloomington
Iona College
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Lafayette College
Lasell College*
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Lincoln University
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Macalester College*
Manhattan College
Marymount Manhattan College
McGill University
Michigan State University*
Monmouth University
Montclair State University*
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College
New College of Florida
New York Institute of Technology
New York University*
Northeastern University
Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Pace University, New York City
Pennsylvania State University*
Philadelphia University
Pomona College*
Princeton University
Providence College
Purchase College State University of New York*
Quinnipiac University
Ramapo College of New Jersey*
Reed College*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rider University
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rosemont College
Rowan University
Rutgers University – Camden
Rutgers University-New Brunswick*
Rutgers University-Newark*
Sacred Heart University
Saint Peter’s University*
Saint Vincent College*
Sarah Lawrence College*
Savannah College of Art and Design*
School of Visual Arts
Seattle University
Seton Hall University*
Shenandoah University
Simmons College
Skidmore College*
Smith College
Spelman College
St. John’s University – Queens Campus
St. Lawrence University
State University of New York at New Paltz
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University*
Suffolk University
SUNY Fredonia
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University*
Temple University
Temple University Japan
The College of New Jersey*
The College of Saint Rose*
The George Washington University*
The New School – Parsons School of Design*
The New School*
The University of Alabama
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of the Arts
Tufts University
Union College*
University of British Columbia
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Barbara*
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware*
University of Denver
University of Florida*
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Manoa*
University of Maine
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Miami
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Nebraska at Lincoln*
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of New Hampshire at Durham
University of New Haven*
University of New Mexico*
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island*
University of Rochester*
University of San Francisco
University of Sharjah*
University of St Andrews
University of Vermont
University of Wales, Newport
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison*
Ursinus College
Vassar College*
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology*
Virginia State University
Washington State University
Wellesley College*
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Whittier College
Widener University
William Paterson University of New Jersey
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University*

At dinner tonight E. described to us “a typical day at The Hudson School.’ His excitement and delight in all his classes was thrilling to see.

–current parent