BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES
Our Upper School offers an enriched academic program for students from Grade 9 to university entrance. We challenge and motivate each student to reach their full potential, both academically and emotionally. Please see below for some important features of our Upper School program that ensure and inspire students’ success in learning.
A FULL SUPPORT NETWORK FOR GRADE 8s TRANSITIONING TO HUDSON GRADE 9
Throughout the year we work closely with every Grade 9 student to provide a full support network as they adjust to freedom with responsibility in high school. Group workshops and individual meetings are implemented on a regular basis. A single common study period also permits us to bring all Grade 9 students together to address skill development. Grade 10 Hudson Helpers also play a role in smoothing the transition to high school.
All new Hudson Grade 9s receive a laptop in September. It is a valuable resource tool that Hudson has pre-configured with all the educational software necessary for the Grade 9 program and beyond. Students will also benefit from having their own laptop that they can then use both at Hudson or at home to complete assignments, take notes, and manage their time. This program encourages students to have the freedom associated with a dedicated laptop and to take responsibility for their learning and study skills.
FLEXIBLE THREE-SEMESTER SYSTEM
Our three-semester system offers students a more flexible academic schedule than 2-semester or non-semester systems. Students are able to concentrate on fewer courses at a time – less stressful and more focused. Time is available daily for students to get individual help and support. Senior students have the opportunity to update a key course within the same school year.
LEARNING AT HUDSON IS INDIVIDUALIZED
Our class sizes are small. With an average class size of 15 students, our teachers have more one-on-one time. Learning is therefore more effective. Lunch hour or after-school tutoring and skills courses in the study period are also available to help an individual student improve in a particular area of study. Strong guidance support is always there to help each student draw an individualized learning roadmap.
OUR TEACHERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
They care deeply about our students’ education, and promote self-confidence and self-reliance while offering outstanding opportunities. They use a variety of methods, excellent resources and technology to inspire students to make learning an enjoyable journey. As students’ mentors, coaches and leaders, they participate in all aspects of school life. They are always there to help and support students.
OUR STUDENTS ARE WELL-ROUNDED INDIVIDUALS
Our students are very active in school life, extracurricular activities and volunteer projects. They are Hudson Helpers, Hudson Heroes, and Duke of Ed participants. They feel a strong sense of connection to the Hudson community. Our students value diversity, and are enriched by the inherent learning experiences offered by a multicultural school environment. They are encouraged to be leaders and at the same time, to be yourself.
WE ARE A SAFE SCHOOL
We are indeed a safe and positive learning environment. We are committed to bringing a smile to each student’s face and do not tolerate bullying. Our school culture has been proudly built on respect for one another. At Hudson, we value and respect each student individually.
WE ARE AN ALL-ROUND SCHOOL
Inside the classroom, we value a balanced curriculum, nurturing students’ intellectual curiosity through a skills-based, cross-curricular program that has been implemented over a wide range of compulsory and optional courses. Outside the classroom, we offer a full range of activities. Whether it’s a wide variety of clubs, sports, music and dance, leadership camps, or the annual trips in Canada and overseas, Hudson has it all.
We believe that school spirit is the soul of Hudson. Over 30 events and activities are offered every year to help build our school spirit!
DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT RATE
To date, 100% of Hudson students have been accepted to the university or college of their choice in Canada or internationally. Many of our students graduate with provincial awards as well as large university scholarships. Our distinguished university acceptance record can be attributed to the dedication of our teaching staff, the commitment of our students, a large range of extra-curricular involvement opportunities provided to students, small class sizes with a three-semester system and the personal assistance each student is given during the university application process.