The Hudson School

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The Hudson School
601 Park Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Type Private school
Motto Courage, Compassion, Commitment
Established 1978
Principal Paul Perkinson
Faculty 36.3 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 5 - 12
Enrollment 195 (as of 2009-10)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 5.4[1]
Color(s) black and gold

The Hudson School is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school located in Hoboken, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in fifth through twelfth grade. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1991.[2]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 195 students and 36.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), with a student–teacher ratio of 5.4.[1]

The Hudson School is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.[3]

Some of the basic courses offered are algebra, geometry, pre-algebra, environmental science, chemistry, physics, Latin, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, English, physical education, American history, geography, art, renaissance history, ethics and aesthetics.


The Hudson School was founded in the fall of 1978 by Suellen Newman, with the financial assistance of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, as an alternative to the available educational institutions in the local area. The school seeks to foster the Three C's ("courage, compassion and commitment") in its students,[4] who are admitted because "they demonstrate a love of learning and don't mind a bit of hard work." In 1991, a high school was opened.


The Hudson School provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking with the goal of developing compassionate, responsible, principled citizens who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d The Hudson School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Hudson School (The), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed September 25, 2011.
  3. ^ School Search, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Accessed July 29, 2008.
  4. ^ About Hudson, The Hudson School. Accessed August 28, 2008.
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  6. ^ Samuels, Shayna. "DANCE; And One And Two, And the Dancers Are Off!", The New York Times, April 21, 2002. Accessed July 23, 2012. "In October, Max Chmerkovskiy's star pupils -- his brother, Valentin, 16, and Diana Olonetskaia, 15 -- became the first Americans to win a world junior championship. They won the competition, held in Turin, Italy, in the Latin category.... Val, as he is known, added, You can dance your feelings'.... Val, for example, a 10th grader at the Hudson School, a private school in Hoboken, is used to being teased. 'My friends are all, like, macho,' he said. 'But the joke is really on them. As you get older, the girls like it.'"
  7. ^ Passafuime, Rocco. "Ezra Miller",, September 8, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2011. "“The year, I left high school my insane British friend Quentin, he is both insane and British and he’s been working in a union organization and very real radical causes from a very young age,” he remembers, “The year I left he started a true reporting paper within my high school, the Hudson School, and it did actually go up against the blonde leader of the more popular school paper.”"

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Coordinates: 40°44′39″N 74°01′54″W / 40.744061°N 74.031563°W / 40.744061; -74.031563