We believe that when a school has an academic environment that values a balanced curriculum, students feel encouraged to explore their passions and talents in new areas. As a result, intellectual curiosity is explored on a rich and expansive platform.
Hudson College emphasizes the importance of cross-curricular learning. The implementation of equally strong Liberal Arts, Creative Arts, Math and Science programs ultimately challenges students to think both holistically and critically across all subject areas. The melding of disciplines helps students to develop the ability to incorporate both Arts and STEM-related knowledge and skills to solve problems in a collaborative environment of peers and educators. Such dynamic skill-sets are extremely valuable to our graduates in their post-secondary careers and future professions.
Programs that Hudson alumni have attended are also balanced in their range. We are proud to say that a relatively equal number of female and male students have selected a wide range of programs in Liberal Arts, Business, Finance, Fine Arts and STEM fields. This is a testament to Hudson’s commitment to providing a balanced curriculum.
A SKILLS-BASED PROGRAM
Hudson has identified important skills that are essential for academic success in secondary education and beyond. We assist our students in developing these skills across all subject areas and throughout their secondary experience at Hudson. These include:
- Public Speaking
- Effective Listening
- Independent Work
- Reading (Analysis, Comprehension)
- Study (Test) Skills
- Efficient note-taking
- Organization of time and materials
- Qualitative and quantitative research and documentation
- Logical Thinking
- Program Solving
- Effective Writing
- Analysis of Written Material
- Seminar Presentations and Discussions
- Dramatic Presentations
- Effective Use of Community
We believe in promoting imagination and creativity in our students. We do this by providing access to the most up-to-date technologies available, as in our Innovation Hub, where 3D printers, VR gear, robotics, electronics and multimedia equipment support our students’ innovative learning activities in across subject areas, from Media and Visual Arts, to senior Calculus and Physics.
We believe that Visual Arts learning cultivates creativity – and creativity cultivates academic success. Our students, whether pursuing post-secondary programs in the arts or in the STEM areas, all benefit from the ability to solve problems, take chances, and think inventively. These skills are hard to find in a textbook. Our hands-on Visual Arts program inspires students to explore new ideas, practice self-expression, collaborate with classmates, and challenge norms. Through painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, students are encouraged to embrace their curiosity while producing innovative works in all subject areas.
Hudson College believes in developing the extraordinary potential of each student. Our Upper School accomplishes this through a variety of opportunities that help our students to achieve academic, emotional and social skills and knowledge that are foundational to lifelong successes.
Our highly qualified secondary teachers implement our SMART skills program to foster the development of critical skills in areas of Speech Arts, Mathematics, Analytical Writing, Research, and Team Building. Our small classes and focus on knowing each student provide the opportunity for our teachers to become mentors to our students, particularly in planning for post-secondary options and navigating the social-emotional growth that takes place in high school.
Our small class sizes; unique three-semester system; the provision of a state-of-the-art laptop upon entry in Grade 9; the use of myBlueprint career-planning program; and our annual “Inspiring Learners to Become Leaders” series of lessons and workshops assist students in achieving their goals.
Supporting Hudson’s philosophy in developing the whole child, we invite a variety of guest speakers to inform and inspire our students on both academic (for post-secondary and career planning) and non-academic subjects (for interpersonal and intrapersonal development).
As our Upper School principal says, “Some say it’s about what students learn. I say it’s first about how students are treated and nurtured in that learning environment. It’s only then that successful learning will follow.”