Can I visit Hudson College?
Yes! We offer in-person school tours most weekdays (Monday–Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please submit an inquiry form to sign up. If you’re not currently in Toronto, you can also tour our campus virtually.
What does ‘rolling admissions’ mean?
You can submit an application to Hudson throughout the year; there’s no single deadline to apply. We have several application due dates:
- November 15, 2021 for a priority admissions review, assessment and decision before the winter break; we recommend applying by this date for the best chance of admission, since availability in each grade is limited.
- January 17, 2022 for an admissions review, assessment and decision by the end of February.
- March 7, 2022 for an admissions review, assessment and decision by the end of April.
Applications received after the March due date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We continue to accept applications until a grade is full; once a grade is full, we accept applications for our wait pool.
Where can I find the application?
Please complete our inquiry form to request application materials. We will provide a link to our online application portal and advise you on availability for your desired grade, answer any specific questions you might have, and provide resources as needed to assist with your application.
When should I apply?
We recommend submitting your application as early as possible in the admissions cycle. Placement tends to be very limited in Grades 6 and below; our high-intake years are Grade 7 and Grade 9, when we add additional classes.
What happens after I apply?
After we’ve received your complete application, the Admissions Committee will review all of the application documents and email you to arrange the next steps.
Applicants meeting our general admission requirements will be invited to complete an assessment (in-person for applicants to JK, SK and Grade 1; online for Grades 2-9). Based on that assessment, applicants will then be invited for a visit day (JK–Grade 8) or interview (Grade 9–12).
Please note that due to scheduling limitations, we may not be able to invite all applicants for visit days and/or interviews, and may decline to proceed with an application if the school or family fit is deemed unsuitable by either party.
What does the assessment and/or interview involve?
Applicants to Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1:
Our admissions team will first contact you to schedule an in-person assessment. A staff member will sit down for a one-on-one review of basic academic skills with your child. Applicants will then be invited for a half-day visit with the JK or SK class.
Applicants must have the skills to self-toilet, dress and feed themselves independently, and communicate as needed with adults before the visit day. Families will be required to provide a COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test result from the morning of their visit day.
Applicants to Grades 2‒8:
Applicants will complete age-appropriate online assessments for reading, writing and math with one of our teachers. The assessment includes math questions from a standardized test, a reading comprehension exercise, and an open-ended question to prompt some creative writing on a set topic. While it isn’t pass/fail, we ask students to try their very best to help us fully understand their academic skills and potential.
Applicants will then be invited to join a class for a visit day, which includes a family meeting with the Director of the Lower School and/or the Director of Admissions. Applicants who are not yet age-eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be required to provide a COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test result from the morning of their visit day.
Applicants to Grade 9:
Students are invited for an online math and language assessment, followed by an interview with the Director of Admissions and Guidance Counsellor. The interview is an opportunity for the Admissions Committee to learn more about the applicant’s co-curricular involvement and academic interests; we also encourage applicants to come prepared with questions of their own.
The assessment takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and includes questions from a standardized test and a reading comprehension exercise with some creative writing on a set topic. While it isn’t pass/fail, we ask students to try their very best to help us fully understand their academic skills and potential.
Applicants to Grade 10‒12:
Students are invited for an interview with the Director of Admissions and Guidance Counsellor. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about the student’s academic interests, co-curricular involvement, and personal goals. We also encourage applicants to come prepared with questions of their own. Additional Math and Language assessments may be required on a case-by-case basis.
What happens if there isn’t space in the grade I’m applying for?
Our admissions team will let you know if your application is for our wait pool due to a lack of available seats. Returning Hudson families are required to inform us by February 1 each year if they do not intend to re-enroll; admissions will then contact any applicants in the wait pool by March 1 to inform them whether we can proceed. We do not conduct any assessments or visit days until placement is confirmed.
What is Hudson’s acceptance rate?
Our schoolwide acceptance rate for the 21-22 academic year was 54%.
When will I find out if I’ve been accepted?
Families receive an admissions decision by email within two weeks of completing their interview.
When do I have to tell Hudson College if I’ve accepted the offer?
Families must notify Hudson of their decision and provide a tuition fee deposit and enrollment fee within 1 week of receiving an offer. The deadline for your decision will be included in the offer letter.
What happens after I’ve accepted the offer?
Once you’ve accepted our offer, we will provide enrollment and orientation documents to help your family prepare for the following September, and be in touch over the coming months with updates and invitations to special events.