Admission testing at Hudson School

10/28/2008:

If you’re interested in having your child attend the Hudson School – please note that admission testing begins soon!

Hudson School admission testing

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The Hudson School is a private, coeducational day school for gifted and talented students.

Students interested in applying for admission are invited to take an admission test, the preliminary step in the admissions process.

Testing will take place for prospective:

  • High school students on Saturday, November 1st at 1pm
  • Middle school students on Saturday, December 6th and Saturday, December 13th at 1pm

Call to reserve your child’s spot in the testing room: 201-659-8335. A $50 testing fee is payable on the day of the test.

The Hudson School, a small, independent school for grades 5-12 accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, was founded in 1978 by Suellen Newman. Throughout 2008-09, the school will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its founding. The Hudson School accepts students from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds based on their academic promise and intellectual curiosity, not their financial ability. To these students, the school offers a balanced and rigorous curriculum — nearly 150 different courses or activities a week, not to mention trips and dramatic performances, musical recitals and athletic events.

A community of scholars, it offers academically motivated and creative children a rigorous and broad college-preparatory curriculum with a strong emphasis on the arts.

The Hudson School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

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CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”115119″] yes. i am a liberal hippie. and yes, i am proud of it. quote]

This makes me happy. :mrgreen:

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”115072″][quote comment=”115059″]Just outta curiosity, what about kids with stellar grades and special talents, even portfolios of their efforts and accomplishments, who just aren’t the best of test-takers? Why is a test score the end all? :?[/quote]
My guess is because the school can control the test scores, whereas they can’t control grade bloat from other schools.

[quote comment=”115059″]I attended a public school in the inner-city, a rough one. I worked hard and was forced into a “gifted” class though I didn’t want to be in the “gifted” class because my friends weren’t there 😉 . [/quote]I bet your parents forced you to stay in the gifted classes. I knew lots of kids who didn’t want to be there because “it wasn’t cool” or “their friends weren’t there” and 20 years later they’re glad they suffered through. :lol:[/quote]

Yeah, my mom had to bring me into class ’cause I just had a “hell-no” attitude about the whole thing :lol:! But I wound up loving my teachers. And, in the end, I think that I belonged in that class– at “Free Time”, most kids played loud card-games while I dorkily wrote in my journal.

hobokenmartinez
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hobokenmartinez

they absolutely do NOT base admissions on testing. each child has an interview. when i was at THS, there were a LOT of kids who probably were not the best test-takers, but really excelled in other areas, like music or art (we didn’t have too much going on in the sports area when i was there). there were also a lot of kids from all over the world who did not speak english as a first language, so the test would have knocked them right out of the water.

THS offers a tremendous amount of financial aid to enable less fortunate students to attend, and indeed, will waive the application fee for them as well. it is an integral part of their mission to give all qualified students the ability to attend.

i learned a lot at the hudson school. it was unbelievably rigorous academically. the most important things that are taught there, however, are the values. no one is better than anyone else. we all shine in our own different way. community above all. compassion for all people. yes. i am a liberal hippie. and yes, i am proud of it.

and THAT is why i always end up on this board trying to make people say nice things to each other! it is directly because of mrs. newman! 😉

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”115059″]Just outta curiosity, what about kids with stellar grades and special talents, even portfolios of their efforts and accomplishments, who just aren’t the best of test-takers? Why is a test score the end all? :?[/quote]
My guess is because the school can control the test scores, whereas they can’t control grade bloat from other schools.

[quote comment=”115059″]I attended a public school in the inner-city, a rough one. I worked hard and was forced into a “gifted” class though I didn’t want to be in the “gifted” class because my friends weren’t there 😉 . [/quote]I bet your parents forced you to stay in the gifted classes. I knew lots of kids who didn’t want to be there because “it wasn’t cool” or “their friends weren’t there” and 20 years later they’re glad they suffered through. 😆

CreativeAngel
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[quote comment=”114922″]It is a great school! My niece and nephew go there. And there are even Republican students, no one is being brainwashed. In fact the students are being taught to think for themselves. The main thing is that they are academically challenged. They come home from school and spend 2 or three hours on homework. My 6th grade niece actually stayed up half the night last night finishing homework (but it was her fault for putting several long term assignments off). And my nephew was up until 4 in the morning a week ago finishing another long put off assignment. (He’s in 7th grade.) I went to a mediocre public school and didn’t have to work they like do until I was in college. But they are really thriving, they love being able to really use their brains. If you aren’t gifted musically it’s no big deal. There isn’t any pressure as long as you make a stab at playing one for a couple of years. There are scholarships for intelligent students who can’t afford the school. I wish I could have gone to a school like The Hudson School during those years. Singing, dancing, athletic as Rag says, isn’t an accurate picture of the place. They do have some activities to get the kids exercise and there is gym class. Singing and dancing are options for after school activities (and voice for music) but largely it’s about learning for all types of students. (At least smart ones.) If… Read more »
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