I've always felt very welcome at the school. The admin staff are very friendly and I've happily volunteered my time in the school over the years. It's a great way to get to know the staff, teachers and kids. As people come from all over the city, I don't know all the parents in my daughter's class. But my daughter has play dates with her friends and I know parents who live close by.
The staff and teachers have been incredibly welcoming and responsive to any concerns. Hudson does not have an active parent or structured social network for parents. The good thing is you are not being bombarded with events and continually asked to raise funds. The downside is we don't have much interaction other that with our children's friends parents.
I feel at home, because everything seems familiar to me. Hudson definitely reminds me of my elementary and middle school which was a small private school. Every morning walking to my locker I feel comfortable. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I do believe everyone can find something about Hudson that they can appreciate, and feel appreciated in the school community. One of the best school community experiences I had at Hudson was our holiday potluck, with everyone enjoying a wide range of foods and spending time with our friends.
I thoroughly enjoy the community that has been created and perfected by the students and teachers over the years at this school because Hudson College feels like a family in some aspects. Here, everyone cares about each other, even though we occasionally have our arguments and disputes, we are human after all and we aren't all going to agree on the same things. At the end of the day, we all care about each other and we all try to support and help each other to the best of our abilities. We also push each other to reach farther and achieve harder goals. You also see everyone do a good job in trying to make sure that everyone is included in one way or another and all around creating a wonderful and great community to be in.