Hudson is a place where you can be yourself. Situated on a quiet midtown campus, our community reflects the diversity of Toronto and has provided a balanced education for over 17 years. Starting with a Reggio Emilia-inspired program to engage children’s innate curiosity, our Lower School offers an experiential, collaborative learning environment. We promote strong foundational skills in math, language and science, complemented by a curricular approach that interweaves critical thinking, the arts, health and fitness, character education, and community service. The Upper School’s three-semester system carries on this tradition of balance, with students focusing on fewer subjects at a time for deeper learning. Study periods in the first two semesters allow students to seek support during class hours, participate fully in school life, and make time for personal pursuits. Hudson offers effective teaching and learning no matter the circumstances, with age-appropriate technology and online platforms for each grade and a 1:1 laptop program from Grade 9. Extracurricular activities include competitive sports, clubs from robotics to creative writing, camp weeks, and field trips. Hudson teachers are caring mentors, coaches, and leaders, and our smaller class sizes ensure that every student can receive the attention needed to further their unique strengths.
- 4.5-acre air-conditioned campus
- Reggio Emilia in JK–1
- Before and after-school care
- Hot lunch program
- Mobile iPad/laptop labs
- Digital media and science labs
- Music and AIM French
- Extensive athletics, clubs
- Full-time guidance
- 100% university placement rate
Our Take: Hudson College
There are many reasons parents choose to enroll their children at a private school, from family tradition to elite sports. Parents who choose Hudson College, however, are less interested in the extremes at the edges of the private education market, and more interested in the foundational elements of a strong academic program and a positive learning experience: consistent social support, a sense of community, the agility to address student interests, and a consistent approach to curricular development. Jeff Bavington founded the school "to be a place where students with all different interests can come and feel part of a larger community, feel at home, and where students themselves can help create" the school environment. And it is.
What does learning at Hudson College look like now?
Students can register for synchronous online learning in two-week blocks; all required classwork is available on SeeSaw and Google Classroom. We require all staff and students to wear masks throughout the day (with the option of face shields for younger students when outside) and continually educate students in correct mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social distancing. We have scheduled staggered entry and exit times to limit cohorts, scheduled recess times for each cohort, and speciality teachers visit each class to limit hallway traffic. We have hired additional cleaning staff to clean continuously throughout the day and complete a deep sanitization after students leave, and installed hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and in every room. Our clubs and activities program is currently limited, but as the year goes on we expect to re-introduce many activities and are adapting as many events as possible to continue in a virtual format. Our hot lunch program remains available, with staggered collection to maintain cohorting. We restrict and monitor all visitors, have been assigned a public health nurse, and monitor all updates from Public Health and the Ministry of Education to ensure the health and safety of our entire community.
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