Hudson Lab School prepares your children for the future while protecting their childhood today

Hudson Lab School empowers every child through project-based learning. By giving children the freedom to follow their curiosity and supporting their interests through interdisciplinary project-based learning and high quality academics, we celebrate each child's unique character and help propel his or her learning. Our goal is to instill a love of learning and to teach children how to design and build a life in which they can thrive. 
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The engagement of an authentic audience underscores the value of what is explored in school and its connection to daily life. Guided reflection enables the transfer of skills, knowledge and understanding to other contexts and future challenges.


Curiosity drives learning as students reframe questions, draft plans and imagine solutions. With teacher facilitation, investigations lead to meaningful understanding and skill-building across content areas.

Exploration of the community, environment and wider world leads to inquiry. Wonder and personal connection serve as springboards for tackling big questions centered around real-world issues.

Watch how the Lower Elementary students (aka "The Dragon Pack") of Hudson Lab School discover their identities and emotions through art and data as they curate a museum exhibition.

In the Classroom

Our interactive classroom provides opportunities to engage individual learners. 
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“We haven’t just found a school, we’ve connected with a unique community of educators who’ve prioritized the individual process of learning and who trust our children to help drive their own education.”

— Hudson Lab School Parent

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•   Personal and social responsibility
•   Self-reliance and grit
•   Adaptability and resilience
•   Iterative learning
•   Collaboration and communication
•   Critical and creative thinking
•   Problem-solving and innovation

•   Awareness of self and others
•   Cross-cultural understanding and community involvement
•   Determining the most appropriate tool for the task
•   Embracing the complexity of whole systems
•   Storytelling for change
•   Project management

The Making of Live Action Learning

Watch how the students of Hudson Lab School’s Upper Elementary class learned storytelling, collaboration and self-awareness in the process of making a documentary.

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Live Action Learning, A Documentary Film

What happens when you give kids the keys to their own learning? Watch as the Upper Elementary students of Hudson Lab School learn about themselves and how they learn best in this student documentary.

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Hudson Lab School offers a unique school experience for students grades K-12. Located within a vibrant skilled nursing home on 26 stunning acres, our students enjoy their days learning in the classroom and in nature and visiting with senior residents. Hudson Lab School is approved by the New York State of Education Department. Please note that all children must be vaccinated.