At Hudson Lab School, we teach life skills. 
Our goal for our students is to create a life they love. 

 

Hi, I'm Cate, the founder of Hudson Lab School. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us!

At Hudson Lab School, we're not just teaching school readiness skills. Our goal for our students extends way beyond college admissions. At Hudson Lab School, we're teaching life skills. Our ambition for our students is to create a life they love. By empowering children to trust themselves to figure out what they want and teaching them the process to figure out how to create it, they will have what it takes to lead a well-lived, joyful life. From co-designing their own curriculum, our students will graduate on to designing their own futures. They will have the creativity and courage to take daunting risks, they will grow stronger from life's inevitable failures, and they will endeavor to shape their world through marvelous adventures.

Hudson Lab School is opening at a time when education is at an exciting crossroads. For the first time, top colleges and universities are acknowledging the importance of students' creativity by assessing their portfolios of work collected throughout their high school years. Now students will be forced to think more deeply about what they are learning or accomplishing in school. This admissions process reform will reduce the focus on test scores, and the trickle down effect to secondary and primary schools will be transformative... eventually. (As the education system hasn't changed terribly much since it was first developed in 1893, we should not hold our breath for this transformation to happen.) So not only will Hudson Lab School students have an early start on the path of self-discovery, their portfolios of work—into which they will have poured their passions, hard work and creativity—will also be valued by colleges and universities.

Hudson Lab School opened as a single, mixed-age classroom for children grades K-4 in Fall 2017. We are currently accepting applications for K-5 for the 2018-2019 school year and have plans to expand through eighth grade in subsequent years. Please come visit us and see why our students love learning at Hudson Lab School.