This is probably my daughter's favorite part of Hudson College- the extracurricular opportunities. This year she is learning to code and to cook, she has joined in extra sports (skiing, indoor soccer, ball hockey) and she gets to make friends across the grades. In the past, she's learnt chess and robotics. It does mean she has to be extra-focused to get her homework done, but she absolutely loves this part of her school life. Another wonderful opportunity is the annual trip to Camp Muskoka for Grades 4,5, and 6. They spend four days in a beautiful outdoor environment learning independence and important life skills, having tons of fun and bonding like crazy! Grades 7 and 8 attend Camp Wanakita earlier in the term.
Robotics, cooking, chess, languages - essentially if there is an interest in the club - the school will create it. The school sports teams compete (and are competitive) against other small independent schools. Skiing, basketball, skating, martial arts, volleyball etc all are offered. If you are looking for your child to be exposed to a wide range of sports and activities this school is ideal. If you have an elite athlete than these teams are not the place. Participation, athleticism, sportsmanship and skills are equally emphasized - with a healthy dose for the desire to win.
There are many extracurriculars offered. One of the biggest clubs is the Duke of Edinburgh award, which all the grade 9 students are automatically signed up for, but any student can participate in. I’m really glad I decided to join, because it is helping my volunteer hours as well as being something I am excited to add to my resume. I am part of the dance club this year, and even though there aren’t many people, I’ve really had fun performing for the school with my dance club friends. Dance club didn’t really take off until this year, and I’m glad to be part of it. If you don’t see a club you want to join, you can always start one. Athletics are also a big part of Hudson, and joining a team is a positive way to step out of your comfort zone and meet more people.