There are many important questions that parents need to consider prior to selecting a school for their children. Firstly, why choose private school at all? Well, most private schools often offer a more specialized approach to education, lower student-to-teacher ratios, and extra resources designed to help all types of students.
In choosing a private school, include your child. Discuss your and your child’s expectations and needs thoroughly. For example, after eight years of elementary school, children will know the kind of high school they want. A strong student may feel he or she won’t be challenged in a class of 30 plus. Conversely, some students have learning gaps; they can get lost in a large school of 1,500 students.
At Hudson, our average class size is between 12 to 18 students for this school year. These smaller class sizes benefit all types of learners. Combined with smaller classes, our teachers are very dedicated, knowledgeable, caring and nurturing, which allows them to differentiate their teaching techniques to meet our students’ diverse learning needs.
When researching a school, read its literature, visit its web site and most importantly, take a personal tour to get an understanding of the atmosphere and energy of the school and its students. Some schools, as we do at Hudson College, allow potential students to sit in class for a day to help them get a “feel” for the school.
At Hudson, we pride ourselves on developing an atmosphere that is very inclusive, and because of that, new students entering Hudson feel welcomed and a part of the school from the beginning. It’s important to find the right school for your child – what’s right for one child, may not work for another. Hudson provides a very individualized approach to education – by identifying the potential in every student, and then working hard to help students reach that potential. The faculty at Hudson College is extremely communicative with parents, and because of that, we hope parents feel that they’re partners in their child’s education.
Another important question we are often asked is what is the philosophy or vision of your school? At Hudson, we believe in offering a very balanced curriculum, enriched in all areas, to help ignite each student’s energy, passion, and creativity. We are also big believers in character education, developing students’ leadership skills, and what we like to call ‘good habits for good learning’ skills – for example, study habits, organizational skills, time management skills, interpersonal and cooperation skills, etc. – that will help them succeed at every level and prepare them well for their post-secondary education.
We would like to warmly welcome all prospective parents and students to visit us this month at our November Open House events. Please come and meet with us, ask us your questions, tour the school and get to know us to see if Hudson College is the right fit for your family.
When: Saturday, November 10th and 24th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Admissions, 416-631-0082, ext. 106 or Click Here to book your appointment.