How to Apply

Hudson Lab School offers a unique program that integrates academics with social-emotional learning and the practice of innovation. We want the families who join our community to be fully informed and eager to participate. Deciding on an independent school program is a major family decision. Thus, we make every effort to share our mission, vision, and curriculum in the pre-enrollment process to make sure we are the best fit for your family.

We are now accepting applications for Elementary School (Kindergarten - 4th grade) and Middle School (5th - 7th grade) for the 2020-21 school year. Our application deadline is December 6. We'd love to have you join us for an open house, meet our faculty and families, explore our classrooms and grounds, and experience joyful learning. We look forward to meeting you!

Application Process

1.    Get to know us

2.    Complete your application

  • Please complete your application, upload your health forms and complete payment of the $30 application fee as early as possible in order to set up your parent tour, child visit and parent interview.

  • Final applications are due on December 6.

  • Our age guideline for Kindergarteners entry is that children are five years old by November 1. However, we pay close attention to each child's development and we are happy to discuss your child's placement at the time of the student visit. We encourage open and honest dialogue between prospective families and our admissions team.

  • Sibling applicants are given special consideration during the admissions process, however, admission is not automatic or guaranteed.

3.    Visit us

Once your application has been received, a member of our admissions team will invite you to attend one of our required Parent Tours. Parent Tours are by invitation only and will be held on:

  • Thursday, October 24 at 8:45 am

  • Tuesday, November 19 at 8:45 am

  • Friday, December 13 at 8:45 am

A member of our admissions team will also contact you to schedule your child's visit to the school and a parent interview with our School Director.

Child Visits

  • K-1st grade: Children will join an informal open play session led by Hudson Lab School teachers. During this time, parents will meet with our School Director for a 10-15 minute chat. K-1 Group Playdates will be on November 12 and December 4 at 3:30 pm.

  • 2nd-7th grade: Students will spend 1-1.5 hours in the classroom during the school day while parents have an opportunity to meet with our School Director.

Parent Interview

  • We value getting to know parents during the application process since families are an important part of our school community. We encourage both parents (if applicable) to come to the interview. At the interview, we will get to know your family, discuss what you are looking for in a school, and answer any questions you may have about the admissions process.

4.    Submit financial aid materials by December 15.

5.    Send our School Report form to your child’s current school teacher. The School Report form must be submitted by January 10.

6.    Admissions notifications will be sent out on Friday, February 7.

For Kindergarteners-1st graders, our reply deadline is Friday, February 14.

For 2nd - 7th grade, our reply deadline is Tuesday, February 25.