School leaders today, world leaders tomorrow
More than ever, the world needs responsible, actively engaged citizens and humanitarians to lead in the arts, sciences, government, and finance (to name a few). Hudson is committed to developing future leaders who embody resilience and perseverance, are imaginative, have empathy, and collaborate with others to overcome challenges. Hudson students can participate in service activities throughout the year (and can maybe even become a Hudson Hero!) Heroes are compassionate students who are dedicated to improving the lives of others through a variety of fundraising and community events.
In Grade 9, students participate in an ongoing, school-wide Legacy Project that helps make Hudson a better place for all. At the end of the year, students learn about their personal strengths and ability to succeed as a leader.
Hudson Ambassadors represent Hudson to the “outside” world. They meet prospective families at Open Houses, lead tours of the school, and can earn community service hours. If a student is a natural presenter and proud of being a Hudson Husky, they can be a Hudson Ambassador!
Student Council members are volunteer students who plan school spirit week, school dances, bake sales, and holiday pot luck, as well as community awareness events and projects, such as the 30-Hour Famine and the Terry Fox Barbecue.
Personal leadership growth
- Leadership lessons & workshops
Grade 9 students can sit in on a series of lessons and workshops focused on self-management and self-concept (how one relates to themselves and the world). In-depth leadership training is available to House Council and Student Council members. Students develop skills to find success in Upper School and beyond.
- Learn how one learns
At the beginning of the year, students take a survey to identify their personal learning style. When they “learn how they learn”, they can break bad habits and cultivate new ones to be a better student, and as a result, a more confident leader.
- Mental health & personal wellness
To be a positive leader, students learn to identify how to cope with struggles as well as victories. Personal wellness plays a big role in being a constructive community member and leader. Balancing the mind and physical state can help students become well-rounded people overall (and they’ll get to do yoga!)