Lower School

Student Life

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Clubs, activities, and experiential learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom are an essential part of life and learning at Hudson.

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Clubs

Students at Hudson can join co-curricular or after-school clubs and activities offered by teachers, or find a sponsor for a new club.

Each year brings different options – past clubs and activities have included Art Club, Book Club, Chess, Choir, Cooking, Creative Writing, Dungeons & Dragons, Dance, Debate, Drama (school plays and musicals), Gardening Club, Eco School, Knitting Club, Math Club, Robotics, Science Club, Soccer Skills, and Yoga.

Athletics

Students of all skill levels can participate in athletics at Hudson, with options to join different competitive teams or intramural programs each season.

As a member of the Small Schools Athletic Federation (SSAF), students compete in a league with 65+ independent schools across Toronto. Seasonal sports typically include: Basketball, Badminton, Cross Country, Dodgeball, Field Lacrosse, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Swimming, Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, and Volleyball.

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Camp Week

Every fall, students in Grades 4 and above attend overnight excursions to camps in the Muskoka area. Over several days at Camp Muskoka (Grade 4–6) and Camp Kandalore (Grade 7 and 8), students enjoy classic camp activities and fun physical challenges while expanding their outdoor and teambuilding skills.

This is a wonderful tradition that encourages students to form a deep appreciation for Ontario’s natural beauty, get to know their teachers outside of school, and form close friendships.

Field Trips and Excursions

From apple picking at Chudleigh’s Farm to a day of snow sports at Blue Mountain, there’s always an exciting trip around the corner.

Grade 8 students also join a special end-of-year trip to visit Canadian sites of cultural and historic significance and cap off their final year in the Lower School.

Ready for a different kind of after-school experience? Contact Admissions