Every child is unique and so is their journey to success

Hudson Lab School empowers every child through personalized 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 through art and data.

In the Classroom

Our interactive classroom provides opportunities to engage individual learners. 
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What you are doing is groundbreaking, and I hope the field of education will begin to move in this direction.

— Assistant Principal,
NYC Public School

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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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Open House on Jan 8

Join us for our Open House. Come learn about Hudson Lab School, the benefits of Project-Based Learning, and why our students love school. 

Tuesday, January 8 at 7 pm

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Open House Webinar on Jan 22

Join us for our Open House Webinar. From the comfort of your home, learn about Hudson Lab School, the benefits of Project-Based Learning, and why our students love school. 

Tuesday, January 22 at 7 pm

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Tour for Preschool Educators on Jan 23

Calling all Preschool Educators! Come see project-based learning (PBL) in action and see how we infuse grit and a growth mindset in the classroom. Meet with Founder Cate Han and Director Mara Pauker, have a tour of our classrooms and wild play space, and learn about our unique approach to joyful learning.

Wednesday, January 23 at 10 am

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How to Foster Grit & A Growth Mindset Talk at RPCNS on Jan 25

Come learn about grit--the single best measure of success--and how can you help your child develop more of it. We'll discuss Design Thinking, making and how joyful learning can help your child to develop a growth mindset to thrive in an uncertain future.

Friday, January 25 at 8:30 am

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Morning Tour on Feb 1

Join us for our morning tour, walk the grounds and see joyful learning in action.

Friday, February 1 at 9:30 am



Hudson Lab School offers a unique school experience for students grades K-8. 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.