Upper School Program

Continuing the conversation beyond the classroom…

Past field studies visits have included:

  • Poets House
  • Mark Twain House
  • Davidson Laboratory
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • National Museum of Mathematics
  • National Constitution Center
  • Ohmsett Oil Recovery Center
  • Princeton University & Art Museum
  • Studio Museum of Harlem
  • Schomberg Center
  • United Nations
  • West Point
  • Guggenheim Museum

Students participate in the following cultural activities every year: 

  • Diversity Conference
  • International Food Festival
  • Harumatsuri Spring Festival
  • El Dia de los Muertos Celebration
  • Lunar New Year Celebration
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Exchange & Immersion Programs

Each year, world language teachers organize immersion programs during the first weeks of summer. In 2018 students visited Madrid, Spain. THS has participated in exchange programs with students from France and Spain. We are currently planning an exchange with a secondary school in Madrid for spring break 2023. 

Cultural Trips

Hudson Around the World is a new travel program exclusively for upper school students. These biennial trips are designed to expose students to new cultures and countries. The inaugural trip in 2017 went to Iceland. In 2019 we visited South Africa. In 2023, we will be exploring Costa Rica and Panama. 

International Service Trips

Students have the opportunity to visit countries on locally sensitive service trips. In 2018, students visited Cuba during spring break with Global Volunteers. All service programs are carefully vetted to make sure that they are not harming local businesses or participating in volunteer tourism. 

Curricular events explore specific subjects and are often school-wide. Upper school students participate in the following events throughout the year: 

  • ASL Cafe
  • STEM Day
  • History Day
  • Beyond the Book Day
  • Senior Projects
  • TED Talks
  • National Latin Exam

In addition to student-led clubs, upper school students participate in the following extracurricular activities: 

  • All-School Musical
  • Upper School Play
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Select Chorus
  • Jazz Band
  • Mock Trial

At THS, we believe that upper school students have the leadership capabilities to support their own programs. The following programs are run by students with teacher advisement: 

  • Diversity Conference
  • Clubs
  • Between the Lines (student-produced concert)

THS upper school students benefit from expert college counseling. Our College Counselor is Brion Morro. To prepare for the college process, students have the following classes and opportunities:

  • Junior Seminar
  • Senior Interview
  • Parent Seminar Series
  • Individualized College Plan